Comanche Moon (miniseries)

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Comanche Moon
DVD cover
Written by Diana Ossana
Larry McMurtry
Directed by Simon Wincer
Starring Val Kilmer
Steve Zahn
Linda Cardellini
Elizabeth Banks
Ryan Merriman
Ray McKinnon
James Rebhorn
Adam Beach
Jake Busey
Wes Studi
with Karl Urban
and Rachel Griffiths
Theme music composer Lennie Niehaus
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
Producer(s) Dyson Lovell
Running time 360 minutes
Original release January 13, 2008

Comanche Moon is a television miniseries that is an adaptation of the novel of the same name. It aired on CBS beginning Sunday, January 13, and continuing Tuesday, January 15, and Wednesday, January 16, 2008. It is a prequel to the original Lonesome Dove miniseries.



The series received generally negative reviews from critics. Common complaints were the clownish portrayal of the Texas Rangers, who were continually drunk on duty and tumbling into bed with beautiful women under the slightest pretext, the negative stereotyping of the Mexican characters, who were largely portrayed as unwashed wild-eyed drooling killers superstitiously worshiping long-vanished Aztec gods, and the simplistic portrayal of frontier women, who were either weak-willed, simpering victims or cruel and manipulative Gorgons. Brian Lowry from Variety called it "tedious, at times cartoonishly bad".[1]


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