TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
The "Buntline Special" Colt Peacemaker carried by Jim, one of the two outlaws who jump Roscoe in the woods, is, according to legend, a period firearm produced by Colt after Ned Buntline, popular dime-store novelist of the day, placed a request for five Peacemakers with twelve inch (standard length was 7.5-inch) barrels to give to the lawmen of Dodge City, Kansas (including Wyatt Earp and William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson) in recognition of their service to that town. Little, if any, evidence survives to support this story. However, Colt, as with other leading gun makers at the time, did produce both longer and shorter barreled models of its popular pistols. This includes known nineteenth century factory-model Peacemakers available in three inch, four inch, 5.5 inch, 7.5 inch, twelve inch, and sixteen inch barrel lengths. The popularity of both Buntline's novels, and the story of his infamous gift to Earp, Masterson, and others, led any long-barreled Peacemaker to be referred to as a "Buntline Special". However, the question of whether the accuracy of such a long barrel would be worth the slower draw time for a gunfighter or lawman is the subject of much speculation.
Captain, can I go with you down to the river next time you go? I believe I'm gettin' old enough.
Woodrow Call: You get old quick, sittin' out here on the porch, talkin'. Best go on to bed.
Newt: It's still early, Captain.
Woodrow Call: You go on to bed now, like I told you to.
Gus McCrae: Now, ...
When Gus kills his horse to use it as a shield against Blue Duck's men, the horse can still be seen breathing. Additionally, it moves its leg in a later frame.
The opening credits are displayed over a series of black-and-white photographs taken from scenes in the movie. The very last on then turns to color and becomes the first scene of each episode. The end credits are displayed over a picture of a dove silhouette on a piece of wood.
The 2008 DVD/Blu-Ray release was cropped to a 16:9 aspect ratio, and enhanced for viewing on widescreen televisions. These versions were also remastered, and the picture quality is superior to the original DVD release.