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24th Jan '13 2:36:00 PM JIKTV
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24th Jan '13 2:33:12 PM JIKTV
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[[caption-width-right:340:RobertDuvall as Gus [=MacCrae=] and TommyLeeJones as Woodrow Call]]

LonesomeDove is the name of a highly-regarded [[TheWestern Western]] novel by Larry [=McMurtry=]. It was also adapted into a Emmy-winning four-episode television miniseries.

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* AnyoneCanDie: and ''how''
* BadassMustache: Gus
* BerserkButton: Do '''not''' hit Newt when Woodrow Call is around.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: When facing hanging, both [[spoiler: Jake and Blue Duck]] decide to pre-empt their execution. [[spoiler: Jake, who was being hanged from a tree branch, spurred his horse out from under himself before Gus could do it. Blue Duck, when about to be led from his fourth-storey cell to the gallows, broke away from his guards and jumped out a window.]]
* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Woodrow Call brings [[spoiler: Gus [=MacCrae=]'s]] body across the country so he can be buried in his favorite orchard.
* BrokenTrail
* CattleDrive: the whole basis of the plot
* CoolOldGuy: Gus
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Deets]]
* TheDrifter: Gus, also, Jake Spoon
* DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler:Xavier, out of loneliness, and Jake Spoon]]
* EmotionsVsStoicism
* GrumpyOldMan: Call
* HeroicBastard: Newt
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lorena
** Maggie, Newt's late mother, who appears in the prequels ''Dead Man's Walk'' and ''Commanche Moon''.
* IAteWhat: When recruiting a new cook in San Antonio, Po Campo asks Gus and Call to try something he made. Call pops it in his mouth and says "Dang, that's tasty!" What exactly is it? "Grasshopper." Cue SpitTake.
* InvulnerableHorses: Averted.
* MagicalNegro: Deets practically is one.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Everyone, but especially Deets.
* ShootTheShaggyDog
* TakingYouWithMe: When [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] pulls his high-dive, he drags a lawman with him.
* TheStoic: Woodrow Call
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, [[ForTheEvulz just so we hate the main villain more.]]
* SuperWindowJump: [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] throws himself out of a high window.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Larry [=McMurtry=] originally wrote "Lonesome Dove" in the early Seventies as a screenplay called "The Streets of Laredo" to be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring JohnWayne as Call, JimmyStewart as Gus and HenryFonda as Jake Spoon. The proposed film was abandoned after Wayne turned down the part on the advice of director JohnFord. [=McMurtry=] turned the screenplay into a novel and used the original title for the sequel.
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24th Jan '13 6:48:22 AM Wanderhome
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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] throws himself out of a high window.


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* SuperWindowJump: [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] throws himself out of a high window.
24th Jan '13 6:45:07 AM Wanderhome
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: When facing hanging, both [[spoiler: Jake and Blue Duck]] decide to pre-empt their execution. [[spoiler: Jake, who was being hanged from a tree branch, spurred his horse out from under himself before Gus could do it. Blue Duck, when about to be led from his fourth-storey cell to the gallows, broke away from his guards and jumped out a window.]]


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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] throws himself out of a high window.


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* TakingYouWithMe: When [[spoiler: Blue Duck]] pulls his high-dive, he drags a lawman with him.
26th Oct '12 11:37:41 PM darkjezter
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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, just so we hate the main villain more.

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, [[ForTheEvulz just so we hate the main villain more.]]
18th Oct '12 7:26:24 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Pretty much everyone, but especially Deets.

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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Pretty much everyone, Everyone, but especially Deets.



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, just so we [[CompleteMonster hate the main villain more.]]

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: In Streets of Laredo, the author discontinuously revisits [[spoiler: Lorena Wood's]] kidnapping from the Lonesome Dove, in flashback in order to add in a characteristically gruesome scene where a child is kidnapped and burned to death, just so we [[CompleteMonster hate the main villain more.]]
22nd Feb '12 9:27:42 PM LouieW
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* DiesWideShut: [[spoiler:Deets]]

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* DiesWideShut: DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Deets]]
24th Sep '11 8:54:15 PM InsomniaCafe
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* TheDrifter: Gus, also, Joe Spoon
* DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler:Xavier, out of loneliness, and Joe Spoon]]

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* TheDrifter: Gus, also, Joe Jake Spoon
* DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler:Xavier, out of loneliness, and Joe Jake Spoon]]
18th Jun '11 5:48:09 AM efay
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* CompleteMonster: Blue Duck
** Dan Suggs.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Basil Poledouris' score.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: The water moccasins.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gus and Call.
* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: The water moccasins.
Call.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The storm in the first part, especially the lightning effects.



* TearJerker: [[AnyoneCanDie Too many to list.]]
6th Jun '11 12:41:57 PM Doodles
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*InvulnerableHorses: Averted.
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