Johnson County War
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A sweeping two-part miniseries rolled into one epic historical account of America's pioneering West, Johnson County War captures an age of turmoil and revolution, expertly adapted by Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize winning author of landmark Western Lonesome Dove. A contentious set of battlelines are drawn across the land, as the state of Wyoming contemplates statehood, pitting rich cattle owners against newly arrived homesteaders in a struggle for peaceful co-existence. Three headstrong brothers are drawn into the rocky terrain, Cain (Tom Berenger, Platoon), Harry (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills, 90210) and Dale (Adam Storke, Death Becomes Her). When hired ruffian and intimidator Hunt Lawton (Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights) swings his weight to force settlers out, using fear and violence to make his point, the three brothers decide to stay on and stand up for their beliefs. But as the countryside erupts into a full-scale war, they are forced to question their hearts and loyalties in order to fight to the bitter end. Also featuring Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) and Michelle Forbes (True Blood), Johnson County War is a piercing and heartfelt study of a landscape and its people struggling for control.
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