Deadwood (2004–2006)
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Deadwood 

After executing his last act of justice as a Montana marshal, Seth Bullock relocates to a gold-mining camp known as Deadwood in Dakota Territory, where he and partner Sol Star look to start... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Hill

Writers:

David Milch (created by), David Milch
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Seth Bullock
Ian McShane ... Al Swearengen
Molly Parker ... Alma Garret
Jim Beaver ... Whitney Ellsworth
Brad Dourif ... Doc Cochran
John Hawkes ... Sol Star
Paula Malcomson ... Trixie
Leon Rippy ... Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson ... E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert ... Calamity Jane
W. Earl Brown ... Dan Dority
Dayton Callie ... Charlie Utter
Keith Carradine ... Wild Bill Hickock
Jeffrey Jones ... A.W. Merrick
Timothy Omundson ... Brom Garret
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Storyline

After executing his last act of justice as a Montana marshal, Seth Bullock relocates to a gold-mining camp known as Deadwood in Dakota Territory, where he and partner Sol Star look to start a hardware business. Bullock soon crosses paths with another new arrival - legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok - and clashes with the formidable boss of the Gem Saloon and occasional deal broker, Al Swearengen. Written by WyattJones

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The set of Deadwood's Main Street was reused with very little alterations for Django Unchained (2012) and Westworld (2016). See more »

Goofs

When Calamity Jane draws her revolver and orders Doc Cochran to wait for her, it is a Colt Peacemaker. As she puts the gun back in her holster, it is a Richards Mason conversion of a Colt cap and ball revolver. See more »

Quotes

Ellsworth: Made my quota for whisky, pussy, and food. Further efforts'll only benefit the faro dealers.
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Hog of the Foresaken
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Written by Michael Hurley
Performed by Michael Hurley
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A brilliant introduction
6 February 2012 | by jmmoellernlSee all my reviews

A tour de force for Ian McShane, who brings to life one of the great characters of television ever conceived from his first appearance, setting the tone for the show itself. A true three dimensional figure of Al Swearengen, written and acted to brilliance. Lays most of its chips on set pieces and snippets that generally take place in saloons and hotels and make use of natural light and wonderful set making to give it a gritty and primal feel. Keith Carradine does a magnificent job of recreating Wild Bill Hickock thanks to a fantastically researched costume and research team that has truly created an artistic work of serious significance. Beyond the gritty vocabulary and dirty sets is a load of substance and historical accuracy that gives full range to the genre and goes beyond almost anything this side of Sergio Leone. Smart, witty, involving and complex. Takes a few viewings to really digest and pick up all the wonderful attention to detail, the brilliant background action (i.e. 19th century dentistry). A lot of foreshadowing and use of close-ups to insinuate meanings and imply past tensions between characters. Very well written and smartly cast and executed.


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