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A Western about a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife. In the premiere episode, he heads west to take a job helping to construct the first transcontinental railroad.

Source: AMC


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday November 06th, 2011



  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gerald AugerGerald Auger
As Cheyenne Brave
Recurring
Ian TraceyIan Tracey
As Bolan
Recurring
Diego Diablo Del MarDiego Diablo Del Mar
As Dix
Recurring
David LereaneyDavid Lereaney
As Telegraph Operator
Recurring
James D. HopkinJames D. Hopkin
As Senator Jordan Crane
Recurring
Tom CareyTom Carey
As Union Soldier
Recurring
Chris IppolitoChris Ippolito
As Young Engineer
Recurring
Jesse LipscombeJesse Lipscombe
As William
Ted LevineTed Levine
As Daniel Johnson
Robert MoloneyRobert Moloney
As Robert Bell
Dru MouserDru Mouser
As Prostitute
Dave BrownDave Brown
As Walking Boss
Main Cast
Anson MountAnson Mount
As Cullen Bohannon
Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
As Thomas "Doc" Durant
CommonCommon
As Elam Ferguson
Tom NoonanTom Noonan
As Reverend Nathaniel Cole
Eddie SpearsEddie Spears
As Joseph Black Moon
Ben  EslerBen Esler
As Sean McGinnes
Philip BurkePhilip Burke
As Mickey McGinnes
Episode Notes
Tom Noonan and Ted Levine, who star in this episode, have both played villains in different Hannibal Lector films. Tom Noonan played Francis Dollarhyde, The Tooth Fairy, in Manhunter and Ted Levine played Jame Gumb, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Dead WeatherSo Far from Your Weapon 


Episode Goofs
While Joseph Black Moon is being baptized, the congregation sings "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour". This song doesn't yet exist at the time the show takes place though. The lyrics and music were written in 1868 and 1870, while the show takes place in 1865.

A man asks Cullen if he is a gunslinger but this term wasn't used until 1920, in a western film.



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