More About Lonesome Dove
LONESOME DOVE is the acclaimed TV Western saga based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry. As the story begins, two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones) leave the Texas town of Lonesome Dove on a 3,000-mile cattle drive to the unsettled ranch country of Montana. This epic film features outstanding performances by an impressive cast that also consists of Anjelica Huston, Danny Glover, Frederic Forrest, Chris Cooper, and many more. This comprehensive release includes: "Part 1: Leaving," "Part 2: On the Trail," "Part 3: The Plains," and "Part 4: Return."
Main Cast & Crew
Simon Wincer - Director
Tommy Lee Jones
Two former Texas Rangers leave the South Texas town of Lonesome Dove on a 2500-mile cattle drive to the unsettled ranch country of Montana.
Winner of the 1988-89 Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Outstanding Program of the year. Winner of the 1990 George Foster Peabody Award for television drama. Shot on location in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Began shooting March 21, 1988; completed shooting July 3, 1988. Broadcast on television February 5-8, 1989. Released on video July 22, 1991. Estimated budget $20 million.
"...Robert Duvall gives the performance of his career..." - 08/16/1991 USA Today, p.3D
3 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones lead the amazing cast...It's an enjoyable six-hour yarn..." - 05/01/2008 Empire
"[I]ts appeal lies in its deeply entrenched romanticism, even though the world it depicts is frequently harsh and violent." - 05/01/2008 Sight and Sound, p.98
4 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star, and dominate....[Urich is] uncommonly good as the killer Blue Duck." - 06/01/2008 Uncut, p.124