Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This documentary is about the making of the immensely popular television series Lonesome Dove. The Western epic, adapted from Larry McMurtry's novel, starred Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones as two aging cowboys and former Texas rangers, who organize a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. The stellar cast created an engaging drama set against the magnificent country in the American Southwest. This video takes the viewer behind the scenes, where the stars talk about how they created their characters. Wranglers tell stories of working with the hundreds of horses on the set. There is exciting footage of stuntmen performing dangerous acts, as they added dramatic action to the story.