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Dead Man's Walk 

PG-13 | | Western | TV Mini-Series (1996)
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
F. Murray Abraham ...  Caleb Cobb 3 episodes, 1996
Keith Carradine ...  Bigfoot Wallace 3 episodes, 1996
Patricia Childress Patricia Childress ...  Matilda Jane 3 episodes, 1996
Edward James Olmos ...  Captain Salazar 3 episodes, 1996
Eric Schweig ...  Buffalo Hump 3 episodes, 1996
Harry Dean Stanton ...  Shadrach 3 episodes, 1996
David Arquette ...  Augustus McCrae 3 episodes, 1996
Ray McKinnon ...  Long Bill Coleman 3 episodes, 1996
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Johnny Carthage 3 episodes, 1996
Brad Greenquist ...  Kirker 3 episodes, 1996
Jonathan Joss ...  Kicking Wolf 3 episodes, 1996
Hugo Urrutia Hugo Urrutia ...  San Sabe Jefe / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Jared Rushton ...  Wesley Buttons 3 episodes, 1996
Matt Davison Matt Davison ...  Jackie / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Molly McClure ...  Old Lady in Austin 2 episodes, 1996
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Woodrow F. Call 3 episodes, 1996
Kieran Mulroney ...  Jimmy Tweed 2 episodes, 1996
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ...  Gomez 2 episodes, 1996
Rodger Boyce ...  Clara's father 2 episodes, 1996
Manuel Calderon Manuel Calderon ...  General Dimasio 2 episodes, 1996
Eula Doonkeen Eula Doonkeen ...  Buffalo Hump's grandmother 2 episodes, 1996
Gary Fuentes Gary Fuentes ...  Salazar's army man 2 episodes, 1996
Marc Miles ...  Sam Douglas 2 episodes, 1996
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ...  Blackie Sdel / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Eugene Montes Eugene Montes ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Gretchen Mol ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 1996
Clemente Navarette Clemente Navarette ...  Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ...  Turner 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Whipple Robert Whipple ...  Fast Boy 2 episodes, 1996
Rutherford Cravens ...  Elihu / ... 1 episode, 1996
Grant James ...  Joe Nibbs 1 episode, 1996
Bert Roberts ...  General Lloyd 1 episode, 1996
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...  Bes Das 1 episode, 1996
Julius Tennon ...  Sam 1 episode, 1996
Jennifer Garner ...  Clara Forsythe 2 episodes, 1996


In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


While most of the characters in this are fictional, William "Bigfoot" Wallace was a real person, he is one of the most famous real life Texas Rangers. In real life he survived the "Black Bean Incident" and went on to command his own unit of Texas Rangers. He later participated in the Mexican-American War Battle of Monterrey and the Comanche Wars. During the Civil War he helped defend the Texan frontier against Comanche attacks. He actually survived all these battles and died of natural causes in 1899 at the age of 82. See more »


There are several firearms throughout the mini-series that should not be there as they didn't exist at the time. Bigfoot Wallace was using a Remington model 1858 rifle, but as the model name indicates that rifle was not available until 1858, Dead Man's Walk takes place in 1842. Several people, including Captain Salazar and Gus, are seen using Colt Walker revolvers, but they were not available until 1847. See more »


Capt. Salazar: I am slmost out of ammunition. If you send us back with no horses and no bullets, Gomez will kill all of us.
Major: Ask that priest for a prayer. If he's a good priest, his prayers might be better than bullets or horses.
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Follows Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) See more »

User Reviews

A handsome production with a great whipping scene
29 April 1999 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

Larry McMurtry seems to be turning "Lonesome Dove" into a cottage industry, but this "prequel" works fairly well on its own terms. It's mounted in good-looking style and has a first-rate whipping scene wherein Jonny Lee Miller, stripped to the waist, is tied to the back of a wagon and given 100 lashes, the first 50 by one man and the second 50 by another. When that first lash hits Miller's bare back, you not only see it and hear it -- you FEEL it!

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Release Date:

12 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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