Lonesome Dove Movies & Media Adaptations

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Lonesome Dove was made into a highly popular and critically acclaimed CBS television miniseries in 1989. Robert Duvall, who had some years earlier won the Oscar for Tender Mercies, played Gus.

Tommy Lee Jones portrayed Woodrow Call, and Danny Glover portrayed Deets.

Angelica Huston portrayed Clara Allen and Diane Lane played Lorena Wood. In general, the miniseries was faithful to the book; the length of the miniseries format made it possible to fit many scenes from the rather long novel into the production.

Robert Duvall was especially effective as the loquacious Gus McCrae, although Frederic Forrest, though menacing, did not seem to generate the horrific dread that the book gave to Blue Duck. Tommy Lee Jones's stoic portrayal of Woodrow Call provided an effective and believable foil to Duvall's Gus.

Return to Lonesome Dove (1993, TV) was a miniseries continuing the adventures of Woodrow Call after Gus's death. Neither authorized...

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