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55 min
Crime | Drama | History | Western
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Won Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 53 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2004-03-21
Filming Locations: Frazier Park, California, USA
Gale Harold
Gale Harold
Philip Moon
Philip Moon
Timothy Olyphant
Seth Bullock
Ian McShane
Al Swearengen
Molly Parker
Alma Garret
Brad Dourif
Doc Cochran
W. Earl Brown
Dan Dority
John Hawkes
Sol Star
Paula Malcomson
Dayton Callie
Charlie Utter
Leon Rippy
Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson
E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert
Calamity Jane
Sean Bridgers
Johnny Burns
Bree Seanna Wall
Sofia Metz
Jim Beaver
Whitney Ellsworth
Jeffrey Jones
A.W. Merrick
Kim Dickens
Joanie Stubbs
Powers Boothe
Cy Tolliver
Titus Welliver
Silas Adams
Peter Jason
Con Stapleton
Anna Gunn
Martha Bullock
Larry Cedar
Geri Jewell
Ralph Richeson
Keone Young
Mr. Wu
Ashleigh Kizer
Garret Dillahunt
Francis Wolcott
Did you know?
Two actors in this series have daughters who played minor roles (as prostitutes). Parisse Boothe, the daughter of Powers Boothe, plays Tess, in 5 episodes, and Fiona Dourif, the daughter of Brad Dourif, appears in 3 episodes as the Chez Ami Whore.
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For a long time there was a bar called Bullock's Tavern in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, which was originally owned by Seth Bullock's parents and was also the place he was born.
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Most of the characters (Al Swearengen, Sol Star, Reverend Smith, the Metz family, et. al., in addition to the more famous Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Jack McCall, ) have real-life counterparts.
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At one point, Starr tells Bullock: "Your fly is down". In 1876, trousers had buttons, not zippers. Bullock's fly would have been "open" or "closed", not "up" or "down".
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The series shows Seth Bullock and Sol Starr witness Wild Bill Hickok's arrival in Deadwood, however in reality, Wild Bill arrived in Deadwood two weeks prior to Bullock. Bullock arrived in Deadwood on 1 August 1876, the day before Bill was killed by Jack McCall.
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Episode 1: A portion of blacktop highway and guard railing is visible behind Hickock's wagon as it descends the hill into Deadwood.
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Al Swearengen: Wave a penny under the Jew's nose; if they got living breath in them, brings them right around.
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Mr. Wu: San Francisco Cocksucker!
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E.B. Farnum: Be brief.
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How can two 2-Hour movies (totalling 4 hours) have more information than 6 hour long episodes?
The structuring of a Television episode is much different than a movie. The pacing is much different as well. The only way to hold more information in 6 hour long episodes than 4 hours worth of a movie would be for every episode to end abruptly and begin right where the last one left off. Which just doesn't work well for TV. Every episode has to have an arc. A beginning, a climax and an end. While it's not uncommon to have a cliffhanger ending it is still done to a certain structure.
How does the series end?
Technically it doesn't. Season 3 ended with every intention of coming back for a fourth season. But the show was canceled suddenly, so pretty much every character's fate is left open.
When are the Deadwood movies coming (are they coming at all)?
Although the agreement to make 2 2-hour HBO movies to finish Deadwood's arc has been reached, the deal was tentative and shaky, so at the moment no real answer can be given. One hard fact is that as of now (April 9, 2007) the movies have not yet begun filming. Milch has collaborated with another writer on the movies, and the last time he was heard from on the subject he said he would like to begin the filming of the first movie in summer 2007 once his new project, John From Cincinnati, was wrapped up. However, the only facts are the movies *might* be made and have not been yet. We are all waiting and, if prior experience with HBO is any indication, we won't know for sure until the moment it is definitely being made (or isn't).2013 UPDATE: There were initial plans to conclude the series with two special TV movies, but the plans have not come to fruition. Several of the stars have since commented that the series is now unlikely to return. HBO had repeatedly asserted that the two movies could still be made, but it noted in July 2008 that the possibility of the two TV movies being made was very low.
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Photos from cast
Alice Krige Mike Hagerty Gale Harold Philip Moon Pruitt Taylor Vince