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.
Charles Bronson was originally offered the role of Woodrow Call, but turned it down. Robert Duvall was next cast, but the producers decided to give him the part of Augustus instead. James Garner was chosen next, but bowed out for health reasons. After Garner, Jon Voight turned down the role, and ... ...
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, ...
During a conversation in which Gus is lecturing Woodrow on his previous treatment of Maggie, both Gus and Woodrow state that Maggie died in Lonesome Dove. However, in the prequel, "Comanche Moon", Maggie is shown dying in Austin, Texas, before Gus and Woodrow decide to move to Lonesome Dove.
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.
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