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Dead Man's Walk 

PG-13 | | Western | TV Mini-Series (1996)
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
F. Murray Abraham ...  Caleb Cobb 3 episodes, 1996
Keith Carradine ...  Bigfoot Wallace 3 episodes, 1996
Patricia Childress Patricia Childress ...  Matilda Jane 3 episodes, 1996
Edward James Olmos ...  Captain Salazar 3 episodes, 1996
Eric Schweig ...  Buffalo Hump 3 episodes, 1996
Harry Dean Stanton ...  Shadrach 3 episodes, 1996
David Arquette ...  Augustus McCrae 3 episodes, 1996
Ray McKinnon ...  Long Bill Coleman 3 episodes, 1996
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Johnny Carthage 3 episodes, 1996
Brad Greenquist ...  Kirker 3 episodes, 1996
Jonathan Joss ...  Kicking Wolf 3 episodes, 1996
Hugo Urrutia Hugo Urrutia ...  San Sabe Jefe / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Jared Rushton ...  Wesley Buttons 3 episodes, 1996
Matt Davison Matt Davison ...  Jackie / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Molly McClure ...  Old Lady in Austin 3 episodes, 1996
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Woodrow F. Call 3 episodes, 1996
Kieran Mulroney ...  Jimmy Tweed 2 episodes, 1996
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ...  Gomez 2 episodes, 1996
Rodger Boyce ...  Clara's father 2 episodes, 1996
Manuel Calderon Manuel Calderon ...  General Dimasio 2 episodes, 1996
Eula Doonkeen Eula Doonkeen ...  Buffalo Hump's grandmother 2 episodes, 1996
Gary Fuentes Gary Fuentes ...  Salazar's army man 2 episodes, 1996
Marc Miles ...  Sam Douglas 2 episodes, 1996
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ...  Blackie Sdel / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Eugene Montes Eugene Montes ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Gretchen Mol ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 1996
Clemente Navarette Clemente Navarette ...  Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ...  Turner 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Whipple Robert Whipple ...  Fast Boy 2 episodes, 1996
Rutherford Cravens ...  Elihu / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Grant James ...  Joe Nibbs 2 episodes, 1996
Bert Roberts ...  General Lloyd 2 episodes, 1996
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...  Bes Das 2 episodes, 1996
Julius Tennon ...  Sam 2 episodes, 1996
Jennifer Garner ...  Clara Forsythe 2 episodes, 1996
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Dead Man's Walk See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The expedition that this film centers around, while containing fictional characters, is based on a real expedition ordered by President of Texas Mirabeau Lamar to annex New Mexico to the Republic of Texas in 1841. The use of black and white beans to decide who to execute and who to spare is borrowed the Mier expedition, which took place the following year. See more »

Goofs

There are several firearms throughout the mini-series that should not be there as they didn't exist at the time. Bigfoot Wallace was using a Remington model 1858 rifle, but as the model name indicates that rifle was not available until 1858, Dead Man's Walk takes place in 1842. Several people, including Captain Salazar and Gus, are seen using Colt Walker revolvers, but they were not available until 1847. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Carthage: Oh, God, Bill, I hope it don't get cold again tonight. I don't mind dying... if I could do it warm.
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Follows Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994) See more »

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True to the book
16 April 2001 | by RalphoSee all my reviews

The author of the book "Dead Man's Walk" also wrote the screenplay for this film, which is obvious when one sees how closely the film adheres to the book. Although I have read the book in question, it didn't curtail my enjoyment of the movie.

One notices how closely the young actors portraying Gus McRae and Woodrow Call (David Arquette and Johny Lee Miller) resemble older versions of the same characters as actualized by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. My guess is that making that resemblance a fact was of paramount importance to the filmmakers, as the primary audience for "Dead Man's Walk" has already seen "Lonesome Dove" and would be disappointed if Arquette's performance didn't recall Duvall's and Miller's work wasn't reminiscent of Jones'.

Although it may have been primarily a marketing decision, the strong resemblance between young and old Gus and Call works for me and, oddly enough, binds the two miniseries together.

May we now see a miniseries based on McMurtry's second prequel, "Comanche Moon"?


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