Set in the 19th century, this is the story of the Old West and two former Texas Rangers' (Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones) cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Augustus McCrea (Duvall) is no rancher whilst Woodrow Call (Jones) is a tough, demanding Ranger who dreams of creating a new homestead. He manages to get McCrea involved in his dream, as well as the many adventures along the way.
Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star as Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call, ageing cowboys and former Texas rangers, who organise a 2,500 mile cattle drive for one last great adventure in this excellent 1989 miniseries adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel. The best friends, who steal the herd from a gang of Mexican cattle rustlers, drive their herd from Texas to Montana, battling horse thieves, angry Indian tribes, and a renegade half-breed killer named Blue Duck (Frederic Forrest) on a mission of revenge. The excellent cast also includes Robert Urich as cardsharp and former Ranger Jake Spoon, Anjelica Huston as McCrae's old flame Clara Allen, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, Diane Lane, Chris Cooper, DB Sweeney, Steve Buscemi, and even a small role for author Larry McMurtry. Australian director Simon Wincer shows a tremendous capacity for balancing sweeping drama and intimacy against the gorgeous landscape of the American Southwest, giving a grandly epic feel to the film despite its small-screen target and limited budget, and for forging memorable characters of even the smallest supporting parts. The heart of the drama belongs to McCrae and Call, memorably etched by Duvall and Jones as the last of the range romantics. In the age of revisionist Westerns, this excellent cattle-drive drama nicely maintains an old -fashioned feeling while still showing the dark side of the American West. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
The quality and delivery was as expected. However it would have been useful with information about which languages was available as subtitles.Published 8 days ago by Kirsten Lynge
Hi, Although I slready have a double DVD of Lonesome Dove, I am particularly looking at this 'remastered' copy with regards to subtitles. Read more
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