Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove is an American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four-part adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry and is the first installment in the Lonesome Dove series. read more
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Lonesome Dove is an American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four-part adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry and is the first installment in the Lonesome Dove series. The novel was based upon a screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich and McMurtry, intended to star John Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda, but the film was never made after John Ford advised Wayne against it. The eventual television miniseries stars Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. The series was originally broadcast by CBS from February 5 to 8, 1989, drawing a huge viewing audience, earning numerous awards, and reviving both the television western and the miniseries.

Original Release

02/05/1989 on CBS

US Release

02/05/1989

Cast

Glenne Headly Elmira Boot Johnson
Steve Buscemi Luke
Robert Duvall Augustus 'Gus' McCrae / Augustus "Gus" McCrae
Chris Cooper July Johnson
Anjelica Huston Clara Allen / Clara Forsythe Allen
Frederic Forrest Blue Duck
Frederick Coffin Big Zwey
Ricky Schroder Newt Dobbs
Diane Lane Lorena Wood / Lorena Wood Parker
D.B. Sweeney Dish Boggett
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Leaving Sunday, 05 February 1989
2 On the Trail Monday, 06 February 1989
3 The Plains Tuesday, 07 February 1989
4 Return Wednesday, 08 February 1989

Directors

Simon Wincer

Writers

Larry McMurtry, William D. Wittliff

Cast

Glenne Headly Elmira Boot Johnson
Steve Buscemi Luke
Robert Duvall Augustus 'Gus' McCrae / Augustus "Gus" McCrae
Chris Cooper July Johnson
Anjelica Huston Clara Allen / Clara Forsythe Allen
Frederic Forrest Blue Duck
Frederick Coffin Big Zwey
Ricky Schroder Newt Dobbs
Diane Lane Lorena Wood / Lorena Wood Parker
D.B. Sweeney Dish Boggett
Danny Glover Joshua Deets
Tommy Lee Jones Woodrow F. Call
William Sanderson Lippy Jones
Robert Urich Jake Spoon
Barry Corbin Roscoe Brown
Lanny Flaherty Soupy Jones
Timothy Scott Pea Eye Parker
Barry Tubb Jasper Fant
James Terry McIlvain Cowboy
Sonny Carl Davis Bert Borum

Producers

Robert A. Halmi Executive Producer
Suzanne de Passe Executive Producer
William D. Wittliff Executive Producer
Dyson Lovell Producer
Michael Weisbarth Producer

Editors

Corky Ehlers

1990Golden GlobeBest Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1990Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1990Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1990Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Casting for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1989EmmyOutstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1989EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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