Robert Redford's The West

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Robert Redford's The West

Robert Redford's The West

  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
SubtitlesEnglishArabicIndonesianMalayBanglaNepaliStarringRobert RedfordKris KristoffersonMark HarmonTom SkerritTom SelleckBurt ReynoldsKiefer Sutherland
The wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and the bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and the turn of the 20th century -- this docu-series explains all of that through the storylines of several historical figures including Jesse James, Crazy Horse, Wyatt Earp, and Buffalo Bill. Explore the violent, blood-soaked period in American history as each episode follows the stories and struggles of the Wild West’s most infamous outlaws....
Season 1

8 Episodes
Episode 1now playing
1. Episode 1
 
The Civil War ends in 1865, and America looks West to repair the nation. But as unrest in the South continues, rebel fighter Jesse James becomes a politically minded outlaw fighting to rekindle the flames of the Confederacy. President Ulysses S. Grant comes into office and imposes Reconstruction policies to keep the South in check, but out West, conflict with the Sioux Indian leaders Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse threatens America’s continued expansion. For centuries, America’s Indian tribes have been pushed further and further West… and now, Crazy Horse makes his stand against the U.S. military at “The Battle of 100 Slain.”...
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
 
Between the deep unrest in the South… and the mounting war with the Plains Indians in the West, America’s military is stretched thin. So rather than continue a costly war with the Sioux Indians, President Ulysses S. Grant decides to uphold a peace policy with the Sioux. The quelled tensions in the West allow Thomas Durant and the Union Pacific to complete the country’s first Transcontinental Railroad, opening the floodgates for America’s Western settlers. But the railroad boom also provides outlaw Jesse James with a new target, and the Southern newspapers seize on James’s train robbery exploits, turning him into a Southern hero....
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
 
With America suffering in the throes of an international economic depression, Lt. Colonel George Custer confirms the rumor of a gold strike in sacred Sioux Indian territory – The Black Hills. In a secret policy meeting, President Ulysses S. Grant decides to break his peace with the Sioux, and forces Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull off the land the government had promised them. Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse recruit one of the largest Indian tribal alliances in history, and prepare to combat the U.S. military....
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
 
Seeking to reclaim the glory of the Civil War, Lt. Colonel George Custer brazenly charges into the Indian camp at The Battle of Little Bighorn. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat Custer’s forces… down to the last man. The shocking news of “Custer’s Last Stand” reaches President Ulysses S. Grant back east during America’s bicentennial… and it couldn’t come at a worse time. With a critical Presidential election looming in 1876, Jesse James brings his fight to the north as he attacks a Minnesota bank in the infamous Northfield Raid. The disastrous robbery sends James into hiding as the nation votes in the bitterest election in its history....
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
 
After their defeat at Battle of Little Bighorn, the U.S. Military seizes the Black Hills, forcing Sitting Bull to flee to Canada, and Crazy Horse to turn himself in to a reservation. With the buffalo eliminated from the Great Plains, cattle take their place, populating the West with rough boomtowns like Dodge City, requiring the unorthodox tactics of lawmen like Wyatt Earp. As the railroads build further west to capitalize on the cattle boom, in Lincoln County, New Mexico, a young cattle thief named Billy the Kid gets caught up in a corrupt war....
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
 
As the conflict in Lincoln County erupts into an all-out war, Billy the Kid becomes the scapegoat for all of the violence, forcing him to flee to the “outlaw haven” of the West: Las Vegas, New Mexico. Sitting Bull follows the last remaining buffalo herd back into America, and fights a duel for his people’s survival; but he knows that he's running out of time. And as the West continues to grow more and more lawless, Jesse James decides to come out of retirement, but with Southern Reconstruction ended, it’s now just about ego and money....
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
 
The invention of electricity symbolizes a new era, and as America continues to modernize and become increasingly reliant on Western resources, the outlaw elements and the lawless west can no longer be tolerated. Jesse James and Billy the Kid meet and part ways, but when Jesse returns to robbing trains, he discovers that America has changed, and the Governor of Missouri puts a $10,000 bounty on his head....
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
 
As America continues its steady march of progress towards a new century, the final crackdown on the lawless west reaches its bloody climax. After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and its violent aftermath results in his brother’s death, Wyatt Earp takes the law into his own hands with his “Vendetta Ride,” leaving a trail of blood across Arizona and forcing him to flee the territory. Billy the Kid escapes from prison, but lawman Pat Garrett tracks him down, and shoots and kills him; Billy dies at the tender age of 21. With a bounty on his head, Jesse James recruits brothers Charley and Robert Ford to protect him....