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 »

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Seth Bullock
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Al Swearengen
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Alma Garret
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Doc Cochran
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Sol Star
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Trixie
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Tom Nuttall
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E.B. Farnum
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Dan Dority
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Charlie Utter
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A.W. Merrick
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Brom Garret
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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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21 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In this hour long pilot episode the word "fuck" is heard 51 times. See more »

Goofs

As Bullock is driving the wagon into Deadwood for the first time, the front of the wagon changes, depending on the camera angle. When the camera is behind Bullock looking down, the wagon has a tall square front that goes up as high as his knees. When the camera is in front, looking up from street level, the front is angled and lower and Bullock is resting his feet on it. See more »

Quotes

Calamity Jane: I don't drink where I'm the only fuckin' one with balls.
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Theme From Deadwood
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Written by David Schwartz
Performed by James Parks
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A brilliant introduction

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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