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 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
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When Woodrow gives the Hell Bitch to Newt, when the horse is shown from the side it is clearly a gelding. See more
The location of the ranch they build in Montana is surrounded by mountains and looks like it is in mountainous western Montana. However, according to everything they say in the film, along with the map provided in the DVD extras, the ranch is supposedly located in eastern Montana, a land of vast flat grasslands and no large mountains at all. See more
Pea Eye Parker
[Indians have attacked Gus & Pea, on a scouting expedition, wounding both
They're gonna try sneakin' up on us in the dark, ain't they Gus?
be takin' a chance if they do, couple of sharp-shooters like us
Pea Eye Parker
I ain't no sharp-shooter. I usually miss if I ain't got time to take careful aim
'y god but it's depressin' to talk to you, Pea