Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove


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This six-hour miniseries, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry, revitalized both the miniseries and Western genres, both of which had been considered dead for several years. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star as fun-loving Gus MacRae and taciturn Woodrow Call, respectively, a pair of longtime friends and former Texas Rangers who crave one last adventure before they bow to their advancing years. Convinced that animals will thrive on the lush grasslands of Montana, Woodrow persuades Gus to undertake the arduous, 3,000-mile cattle drive there. Rounding up over a thousand head from Mexican rustlers south of the border, the men recruit a diverse crew of hands to help them. Among the party are Woodrow's illegitimate son Newt Dobbs (Rick Schroeder), local prostitute Lorena Wood (Diane Lane), and old compatriots Joshua Deets (Danny Glover), Jake Spoon (Robert Urich), and Pea Eye Parker (Tim Scott). Storms, hostile natives, poisonous snakes, and rustlers take their toll on the company before Montana is reached in an adventure that is equal parts Greek tragedy and classic, John Ford-style oater. Originally developed in the 1970s as a script by McMurtry for director Peter Bogdanovich and stars Henry Fonda, John Wayne, and James Stewart, Lonesome Dove earned 18 Emmy nominations and inspired a pair of miniseries sequel as well as two attempts at an ongoing television series.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2015
UPC: 0683904542380
Original Release: 1989
Rating: TV-PG
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 6:13:00
Sales rank: 1,747

Special Features

The making of an epic - 50-minute behind-the-scenes featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Cooper Actor
Barry Corbin Actor
Robert Duvall Actor
Frederic Forrest Actor
Danny Glover Actor
Glenne Headly Actor
Anjelica Huston Actor
Tommy Lee Jones Actor
Diane Lane Actor
William Sanderson Actor
Rick Schroder Actor
Timothy Scott Actor
D.B. Sweeney Actor
Robert Urich Actor

Technical Credits
Simon Wincer Director
John Frick Production Designer
Douglas Milsome Cinematographer
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Van Broughton Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Cary White Production Designer
Larry McMurtry Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lonesome Dove
1. Chapter 1 [22:05]
2. Chapter 2 [24:57]
3. Chapter 3 [30:32]
4. Chapter 4 [17:05]
1. Chapter 1 [27:44]
2. Chapter 2 [24:15]
3. Chapter 3 [18:10]
4. Chapter 4 [20:10]
Disc #2 -- Lonesome Dove
1. Chapter 1 [29:34]
2. Chapter 2 [25:05]
3. Chapter 3 [27:18]
4. Chapter 4 [12:07]
1. Chapter 1 [22:32]
2. Chapter 2 [1:55]
3. Chapter 3 [31:34]
4. Chapter 4 [18:53]
5. Chapter 5 [19:03]

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Lonesome Dove 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would love to write something wonderfully literary and intelligent, but that won't say what needs to be said. Wonderful book, PHENOMENAL movie! The characters were so real I could smell the sweat, feel the dust on my skin. I fell in love with Gus!! There is no issue encountered in life that he did not deal with, and comment sagely on. For anyone who hasn't seen this epic, I recommend it fervently!!! Well worth the time spent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
''My favorite role'', said Robert Duvall. Mine too! Tommy Lee is so real as Capt. Call. These are my wife's and my relatives (almost) who live in Texas and Miss. Their humor, honesty, devotion, values, and attitudes toward life reflect the reality of the people of that time and place. I fell in love with Diane Lane as ''Laurie darlin''', as Gus called her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite books became probably one of the best mini-series ever. Duvall and Jones both give their best performances. The supporting cast is excellent as is the direction. My only caveat is the character Blue Duck. So menacing in the book. But the casting of Frederick Forrest was a mistake. Yes, he's a great actor, but completely miscast. Also, whats with the black wig? Was it stolen from the &amp That Girl set? All the great Indian actors available and they go with a white guy in an ill-fitting wig? It doesn't diminish from the production, but it is distracting
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best movie in history. All emotions are in this and the journey from beginning to end is, just amazing. I truly don't think that there will ever be another one like this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is unbelievably wonderful! I am a huge fan of westerns, but there has never been any movie of any genre that can compare to this one. These characters are realistic; the story is realistic and believable. Like life, it is funny, tough and heart-breaking at times. And who wouldn't fall in love with Augustus McCrae!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This a must-have film for any Western fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply put, ''Lonesome Dove'' is the finest western ever filmed. It has brilliant acting, taut editing, a terrific score, and, most importantly, is faithful to Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name. There is bawdiness, grit, viciousness, and warmth in abundance here. It is a wonderful tale wonderfully told. Highly, highly recommended
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lonesome Dove is truly the greatest western of all time. The cast was a perfect ensemble. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones give tour de-force performances. Duvall is funny, wise and heroic as Gus Mcrae. Jones, a real Teas cowboy, burns up the screen as the intense and dangerous Capt. Woodrow F. Call. The interplay between the two actors are excellent.The supporting players were equally powerful. The Director, Simon Wincer, directs with a iron hand. The cinematography, music and sets are top-notch. The miniseries is also an authenic recreation of the old west in every way. A must see and own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the few movies I have seen that lives up to the book... It's an awesome retelling of an Old West tale... I can watch it over and over and I never get tired of it
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a western historian and published author, I've been a fan of high quality western films for many years. I've yet to encounter another western film that surpasses Lonesome Dove in terms of acting, casting, character development, story line, and photography. It's one of those rare films which as you watch it hope it will never end. You're enthralled from start to finish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have worn the VHS of Lonesome Dove out.I love the movie and the folks who were in it.The dialog between the Capt and Gus is truly classic, but I also love Pea Eye and Gus' discussion on chasing buffalo.I think Tim Scott (Pea Eye) was wonderful, and he will be missed.If you like westerns, and haven't seen Lonesome Dove, you are truely missing out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know where to begin with this movie. It is such a great movie that it leaves you speechless. I have never encountered such a simply brilliant film, as this-Western or not, made for tv or made for Hollywood- that even comes close to the epic stratosphere that Gus and Woodrow F. Call only belong too. Only some one that has watched can understand the gravity of this movie. Nothing like it before, since, or will ever be. So watch it before your death, so you can figure out what life is like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best movies ever made. I could watch it over and over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of my all time favorite books so when they made it into a mini-series I was a little skeptical. But I have to say hands down this is now one of my all time favorite movies as well!!!! The movie was done exactly the way the book was written. The casting of Robert Duvall as Gus and Tommy Lee Jones as Woodrow is perfect. They looked just like I pictured they would from the book. Also the soundtrack is wonderful. Definitely a must see and one for the permanent collection