Lonesome Dove

Plot – Gus McRae e Woodrow Call are two retired Texas Rangers. Their friend Jake arrives to town from Montana. He owns a herd a tells his friends it’s a very profitable job. Call is excited about it and persuades Gus to go there,but McRae has other plans: he wants to stop in Nebraska to have another chance with his ex girlfriend.

Movie Info

Title: Lonesome Dove

Year: 1989

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Western

Top 18 Quotes of “Lonesome Dove” Movie

“- Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: Is that all you boys can think about; gettin’ to Ogallala and spendin’ your money on whores?
– Jasper Fant: That’s all right for you, Gus; you got Lorena with you. What about the rest of us?
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: What’s good for me might not be good for the weak minded.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae
Barry Tubb – Jasper Fant

“- Peach Johnson: Find July! He’s been gone over six days! He’s gone to Texas, Roscoe. I reckon you can find Texas!
– Roscoe Brown: Of course I can find Texas, Peach. I just don’t know if I can find July!”

Helena Humann – Peach Johnson
Barry Corbin – Roscoe Brown

“Life in San Francisco, you see, is still just life. If you want any one thing too badly, it’s likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“I’m just tryin’ to keep everything in balance, Woodrow. You do more work than you got to, so it’s my obligation to do less.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“Well, I’m glad I ain’t scared to be lazy.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“It’s not dying I’m talking about, it’s living.”

“You ever bring that tongue of yours north of the canadian river, I’ll cut it off… and feed it to my wolf pups!”

Frederic Forrest – Blue Duck

“I hate rude behavior in a man. I won’t tolerate it.” Tommy Lee Jones – Woodrow F. Call

“It is better to have that and not need it, then to need it and not have it.” Tommy Lee Jones – Woodrow F. Call

“Well, hell, boys. I’d damn sight rather be hung by my friends than by a bunch o’ damn strangers.”

Robert Urich – Jake Spoon

“- Newt Dobbs: Gus, are you sure the Captain is my father?
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: Yep, he is.
– Newt Dobbs: He ain’t never mentioned it.
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: Well, Woodrow ain’t much of a mentioner.”

Ricky Schroder – Newt Dobbs
Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“[referring to the Hat Creek Cattle Company sign]
– Woodrow F. Call: And if that ain’t bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain’t Greek, it’s Latin.
– Woodrow F. Call: Well what does it say in Latin?
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: Well, it’s a motto. It just says itself…”

Tommy Lee Jones – Woodrow F. Call
Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“- Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: Oh, I had a job waitin’ tables once. S’ on a riverboat. I wasn’t no older than Newt, there, but I hadda give it up.
– Newt Dobbs: How come?
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: Well I was, too young and pretty and the whores wouldn’t let me alone.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae
Ricky Schroder – Newt Dobbs

“- July Johnson: It was my fault! Hell, you told me to stay.
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: I know I did, son. And I’m sure you wished you had. But yesterday’s gone, we can’t get it back. Now you go on with your digging.” Chris Cooper – July Johnson
Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“I’d like a chance to shoot at an educated man once in my life.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“A man who wouldn’t cheat for a poke, don’t want one bad enough.”

Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“- Woodrow F. Call: [Call thinks Gus has died] Augustus.
– Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae: [opens his eyes] By God, Woodrow; it’s been one hell of a party.

Tommy Lee Jones – Woodrow F. Call
Robert Duvall – Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrae

“I despised you for what you were then, Captain Call, and I despise you for what you’re doing!”

Anjelica Huston – Clara Allen