#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn’t end without numerous casualties. (6 hrs approx) Plot: A pair of longtime friends and former Texas Rangers crave one last adventure before hanging-up their spurs. After stealing over a thousand head of cattle from rustlers south of the border, they recruit an unlikely crew of hands to drive the herd 3,000 miles north to the grasslands of Montana.
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The Best Western Ever Filmed
As a boy, I never liked western films. My father loved them all, all the John Wayne classics, the Spaghetti Westerns, the whole lot.
I despised them all. They were all the same. Same plot. Same rotten cinematography. Same unbelievable characters. Couldn’t understand the attraction.
Then I saw Lonesome Dove. This film (actually a mini-series) is an absolute masterpiece.
It starts with the cinematography and locations. It was not your stereotypical Utah-canyon photography, it was the great plains, the Texas deserts, the wide rivers, the mesquite groves. Not marvelous vistas, but simple, real, gritty scenery. You can taste the dust of the panhandle and smell the Kansas plains.
Then there’s the action. There’s lots of it. Flooding rivers, driving rains, realistic fights, thundering cattle drives, horrible scenes of rape and torture (just under TV censor radar), plenty of death and sadness. All of it believable. All of it heart-tugging. All of it amazing.
But above all of these great features are the characters and the writing. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow F. Call have become two icons of pop culture, polar opposites who work well together and, in the end, are incomplete without one another. The supporting cast as well is fabulous, well written, patently interesting, and tremendously played. Even the evil characters are fascinating.
This is what television and film should be. It is very, very rare for anything of this quality to ever appear on the small screen, and with today’s “reality TV” craze, it is even rarer still.
Buy the DVD set. You won’t be disappointed. 10 out of 10.
A stellar adaptation
I don’t want to muck about with hyperbole on this, but . . . yeah, “Lonesome Dove” really is that good. And even though the word epic has been vastly diluted lately, it certainly applies here. This miniseries ably translates the sprawling journey to the screen, a story that spans the length of the United States, Texas to Montana (and back). Characters converge, separate and reunite later on, the trip fraught with peril, but a deeply moving adventure nonetheless.
Captain Augustus McCrae is one of my very favorite literary characters, and Robert Duvall is the ideal casting choice. Same for Tommy Lee Jones; theirs is a curmudgeonly but unbreakable bond. And they’re backed by a cast that’s pretty much everyone who was working in Hollywood in 1989.
If there’s a negative to this, it’s that the claustrophobic TV aspect ratio doesn’t do the vistas justice. But it works wonders in spite of the format’s limitations.
Good luck keeping a dry eye by series’ end.
Original Language en
Original Title Lonesome Dove
Total Seasons 1
Released 05 Feb 1989
Release Year 1989
Genre Adventure, Drama, Western
Actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover
Country United States
Awards Won 7 Primetime Emmys. 18 wins & 17 nominations total
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