Larry McMurtry's 'Dead Man's Walk' (1996)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 240 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Author Larry McMurtry revisits Gus and Woodrow, the aging lawmen from his bestselling Western novel Lonesome Dove, in their early days as young men determined to make a name for themselves as Texas Rangers in this made-for-TV prequel. Gus (David Arquette) and Woodrow (Jonny Lee Miller) join up with a ragtag band of Rangers determined to take Santa Fe away from Mexico, but they soon find they've walked into a dangerous but forbidding territory of populated by hostile Indians and dangerous opportunists. Dead Man's Walk also features Brian Dennehy, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, and Edward James Olmos.

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capture, determination, expedition, lawman, Mexico, mountainman, Native-American, Texas-Ranger