LONESOME DOVE (1989)

A Film by Simon Vincer
Cast: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and Danny Glover.
Retired Texas Rangers Gus McRae and Woodrow Call are Happy as kites to live out their remaining years in the tiny Texas town of Lonesome Dove. When their old friend Jake comes to town, and tells them about the oppurtunities for cattle ranching in Montana. Encouraged by this, Call convinces Gus and many other townspeople to go on a perilous cattle drive to Montana. Gus has another agenda though: his former sweetheart now lives in Nebraska, and he hopes for a second chance with her. As the drive goes on it takes on an epic scale, ultimately becoming what could well be called the central event in the lives of all involved. This was the best western ever. This is how the cowboys Back in the day What they were face every day a very raw look how it was in the west. it was the great plains, the Texas deserts, the wide rivers, the mesquite groves. Not marvelous vistas, but simple, real, gritty scenery. You can taste the dust of the panhandle and smell the plains. Then there’s the action. There’s lots of it. Flooding rivers, driving rains, realistic fights, thundering cattle drives, horrible scenes of rape and torture (just under TV censor radar), plenty of death and sadness. All of it believable. All of it heart-tugging. All of it amazing. Buy the DVD set. You won’t be disappointed.

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