Hell On Wheels

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Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate Soldier, who sets out to exact revenge on the men who have murdered his wife.
Starring
Anson MountDominque McElligottCommon
Genres
WesternDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Big Bad Wolf
    August 9, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After a hard winter, Cullen and Elam travel to New York to secure their positions on the railroad as Durant fights for his legacy from prison.
  2. 2. Eminent Domain
    August 9, 2013
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An unexpected roadblock forces Cullen to make a difficult choice as a reporter arrives in Hell on Wheels. Elam struggles with his new boss.
  3. 3. Range War
    August 16, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cullen and Elam search for their stolen food on the prairie; a stranger's arrival threatens Elam's family.
  4. 4. The Game
    August 23, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cullen and Elam try to secure a new lumber source following a railroad accident; Durant tells Louise a secret about Cullen.
  5. 5. Searchers
    August 30, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cullen helps Elam track down a dangerous criminal; the town prepares to move down the tracks.
  6. 6. One Less Mule
    September 6, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Durant files an injunction against Union Pacific, threatening Cullen's position; Elam deals with a dangerous newcomer.
  7. 7. Cholera
    September 13, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A cholera epidemic breaks; Cullen must locate fresh water before his employees perish; Durant faces political fallout.
  8. 8. It Happened in Boston
    September 20, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cullen seeks help from Durant in winning his workers back from the Mormons; Sean and Mickey are haunted by their past.
  9. 9. Fathers and Sins
    September 27, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Riders attack Cheyenne; Cullen and Elam visit Durant; General Grant's deadline approaches.
  10. 10. Get Behind the Mule
    October 4, 2013
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cullen deals with consequences; Elam mounts a rescue attempt; Durant receives the U.P. board ahead of the deadline.

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Directors
David Von AnckenAdam DavidsonNeil LaButeMichael NankinDavid StraitonRod LurieBilly GierhartDennie GordonJohn ShibanDeran Sarafian
Supporting actors
Colm Meaney
Producers
Mike FrislevChad Oakes
Season year
2013
Network
Entertainment OneAMC Plus Drama
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Louise L. OlsonReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
This series is an intense saga of the mid 19th century, the building of the transcontinental RR.
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We had seen the original series some years ago. Since then I've tried to find it on a streaming service that we use, but never have. I bought the full box set of the series, knowing that we'll want to watch it over again through the years. The saga of the building of the transcontinental railroad is told in compelling style. All of the characters are portrayed very well; the mid 19th century issues, post-Civil War are covered intensely. I did have to hold a pillow in front of my eyes during some of the more gruesome scenes, but the story felt true, historically. And hats off to the brooding Cullen Bohannan, played so well by Anson Mount!
MovieskinnyReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
This looks like Hell, in a good way!
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Well, for all you Deadwood fans out there, this is better by a long rifle shot. There was an odd attraction to that western, and the plot was always rather vacuous, but the dialogue writing was over the top. Hell on Wheels cover the full spectrum of over-the-top. I bought all the episodes for my Kindle, it was that good. Fargo and Walking Dead are the only others I garnered first. This updated and gritted up western is awesome. Acting is top notch to go with the twisting and turning plot line. Great bad guys chase the good guys and vice versa. Hell on Wheels actually gets better as the seasons progress. Westerns are maybe an acquired taste, and it does have some brutal violence at times. So, get over it, and watch it.

If you haven't yet grabbed a Kindle, just do it, as Nike says. I have the 9 inch HDX with 18gb(get more GB's) and videos on this unit blow away any other iPad-like device on the market. These videos like Hell on Wheels look ridiculously good on the 2500x1600(1920x1080 is your HDTV's resolution) screen that is the industry leader for clarity. Even with my glasses on, I cannot see a pixel from 6 inches away. Try that with your device! Get Hell on Wheels for your Kindle and you will love it, and can also be played on your Playstation or computer too.
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H. DrummondReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than seasons one or two
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Actually, this show has gotten better now that Bohannon's love interest was murdered at the end of season two. Liked her character during first season but as the show progressed she became sort of a duplicitous witch. Robin McLeavey is great as Eva. I have admired her ever since seeing her in the Aussie flick "The Loved One" where she totally chewed up the scenery and the other actors as a young girl from a very dysfunctional family. Kasha Kopinski has stepped forward with a much bigger role as Ruth, the practicing missionary in the camp. She isn't a lily white character and has failings but she does the best with what she has been dealt. I'm glad to see Anson Mount becoming a bit more sensitive and his scenes with Kopinski are wonderful. Suddenly, there are two people on the telly with chemistry. The plotting has been grand this year and there has been more adventures in the telling. Especially concerning Mr. Heyerdahl's evil character in relation to the little Mormon boy who has luckily come under the protection of Mr. Bohannon who sees his dead son lurking somewhere in the boy and has a very fatherly way of handling him. At this point the boy, who rescued Bohannon from dying of thirst, has not told anybody what Heyerdahl did to him and his family after insinuating himself into their company traveling across the plains and I believe by the time he and Bohannon come into each others notice, there just may be more blood than last year's encounter. I sure as heck will stick around for a 4th season. Hopefully there will be one.
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Zeno ZimbabweReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best show ever!
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Are you kidding me? This has to be my favorite TV series in a long time. I flipped on the first episode by accident once. It was a repeat after the first season had ended. I got hooked from the first episode. I didn't realize until later that I had actually seen the first episode which didn't ruin anything for me. Characters are being killed off quite frequently to the point that hardly anyone is left after the second season but the 3rd season still doesn't disappoint. If you haven't watched this series, I recommend you do. I'm not a huge fan of westerns but I do love this historical time period. The story lines between characters are what make this show but I think the creators of the show do a good job of giving you an idea of what it might have been like to live (and die) in this era. It certainly wasn't easy living back then. You also can't help but feel for the plight of the Natives whom I wish were in the show a bit more. At any rate, give this show a shot. I hope you aren't disappointed!
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MootsieReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love well written series...
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I watched the first two seasons and loved it! So happy they continued with a third. There are few series that actually bring you into them with such force that you just can't wait to see the next one. This is one of them. Well written, great actors! Season three is still running and I'm so glad. I feel like I'm at Hell on Wheels with them going through their trials and tribulations. If this is a fairly accurate depiction on how life was when they were building the railroad, how hard it must have been for those folks. Such a dangerous journey through life. From being stalked and killed by the Native Americans, sicknesses like Cholera from a contaminated water supply to the ladies of the evening spreading and dying themselves from STD's. Prejudice among the workers. This series takes you into the extreme conditions in which they lived just to get the railroad built. Oh let's not forget the serial killer amongst the group in seasons one and two. Thought he was gone but low and behold he's back in season three doing what he does best "killing".
sheilaReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
My money or able to complete without being charged
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I loved the movie hell on wheels But really upset when I was charged all these charges I assumed it was covered with my account membership with Amazon please help me with this so called amc that can’t even reach to cancel i was informed today my account is canceled but i will be charged until february 28 2021 so i feel im entitled to watch this until then
d sheridanReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
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History is such a subjective thing, too pone to interpretation for those who would abuse it. There are many interesting tidbits here and such heroic stereotypes. A some of the Mormon details are a bit wobbly though -songs may be out of their time. I loved the innocence/ignorance and naïveté portrayed by the travelling Mormon family against the background of the dastardly Viking/swede/Norwegian, although I couldn't help feeling that the whole episode there was more than unsympathetic -reeks of sect bashing. The evil Mormon settlers were astonishingly! The working girls were lovingly and sympathetically written as befits them. Thankfully no romaticising of their horrendous conditions, but the brutality was out of sun with some of the other char acts who could have been more brutally written. Can't wait for the next series. Please .let there be more
Sharon St. JamesReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gritty but glorious
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This series was recommended to me, so I'm playing it forward. It's that good! The 19th Century is my favorite time in history and as this show deals with the building of the transcontinental railroad, it's tailor made for me. It turns out, however, that the show is a lot more than that. It has everything! Characters you hate, characters that touch your heart, characters that make you laugh and characters that make you ask WTH were they thinking. Heroes and villains. It's a tasty bit of viewing. If history is your thing (and you can stand a little blood and gore), this is the series for you. I spent one whole weekend catching up on Seasons 1-3 and am anxiously looking forward to Season 4.
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