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Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels



The construction of the Union Pacific Railroad forms the backdrop of this epic “eastern”. Set on the Great Plains during a pivotal time in America’s history — the Civil War is over and the slaves are free — it’s a gritty frontier tale of blood, sweat and tears under big skies. The hero is Cullen (Anson Mount) a grizzled former Confederate soldier out to avenge the death of his wife. But it’s Colm Meaney’s grandstanding as the venal railroad boss that steals the show from the virtually monosyllabic Mount. Someone’s watched too many Clint Eastwood films.


A Sioux war party attacks the town and Cullen is tortured in a bid to make him inform on his fellow criminals. Taking the initiative, Eva turns to Elam for help in bringing the murderer to justice.

Cast & Crew

Eva Robin McLeavy
Elam Ferguson Common
Cullen Bohannon Anson Mount

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