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Lonesome Dove

Return (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV Episode | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Still on the trail, the men face ever increasing danger. They have an 80 mile stretch without water and the weather has turned with the onset of winter. Joshua Deets' encounter with a group of young Indians leads to tragedy. Similarly, Gus...See moreStill on the trail, the men face ever increasing danger. They have an 80 mile stretch without water and the weather has turned with the onset of winter. Joshua Deets' encounter with a group of young Indians leads to tragedy. Similarly, Gus is severely wounded in an encounter with Indian warriors. He is rescued by mountain man but has to have his right leg amputated. By the time Call catches up with him, it's too late as Gus refused to let the doctor amputate his other infected leg. His dying wish is to be buried in Texas and Call promises to take him home. Newt knows that Call is his father but that's something Call has never acknowledged. He does began to test the boy and leaves him in charge after he proves his mettle. In the spring, Call begins his 3,000 mile journey home, keeping his promise to his friend. Written by garykmcd See less
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Writers
Larry McMurtry (novel) | William D. Wittliff (teleplay) (as Bill Wittliff)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 8, 1989

Release date
Feb 8, 1989 (United States)

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Robert Duvall
Augustus 'Gus' McCrae Augustus 'Gus' McCrae   See fewer
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Tommy Lee Jones
Woodrow F. Call Woodrow F. Call   See fewer
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Danny Glover
Joshua Deets Joshua Deets   See fewer
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Diane Lane
Lorena Wood Lorena Wood   See fewer
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Robert Urich
Jake Spoon (credit only) Jake Spoon (credit only)   See fewer
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Frederic Forrest
Blue Duck Blue Duck   See fewer
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Dish Boggett Dish Boggett   See fewer
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Ricky Schroder
Newt Dobbs Newt Dobbs   See fewer
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Clara Allen Clara Allen   See fewer
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Chris Cooper
July Johnson July Johnson   See fewer
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Barry Corbin
Roscoe Brown (credit only) Roscoe Brown (credit only)   See fewer
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William Sanderson
Lippy Jones Lippy Jones   See fewer
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Frederick Coffin
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8.7 / 10 | 212 votes