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Four movies, four Woodrows.
on 17 March 2010
Dead Man's Walk, featuring the young Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae, is a good yarn but the characters are so far detached in age, from the Woodrow and Gus of Lonesome Dove that it seems like there's a volume missing. In my opinion it's a pity that the jump from young, inexperienced Texas Rangers, to retired Texas Rangers isn't covered.
If, like me, you saw Lonesome Dove first, I expect Tommy Lee Jones will forever be Woodrow F. Call and it takes some getting used to that John Voight becomes Woodrow in Return To Lonesome Dove, and James Garner takes on the role in Streets of Laredo. Once that barrier was overcome however, I thoroughly enjoyed watching all four films in order.
A few more performers reappearing from film to film would have enhanced the enjoyment, but still a good buy.