Jun. 03, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
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Longmire is man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter, Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic, a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election.

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  • On its premiere in June 2012, the series became A&E TV's most watched original series launch of all time with 4.1 million total viewers.
  • Based on the "Walt Longmire" series of mystery novels written by Craig Johnson (XXXVIII).
  • Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) carries a 1911, .45ACP Colt Government Model with custom stag grips for his duty sidearm. Unlike most who choose to carry the M1911, Walt chooses to carry in Condition 2 (mag inserted, round chambered, hammer down) This isn't necessarily bad production/directing. There was a time when this was the acceptable method of carry, although now, most M1911 users do not recommend for safety reasons, instead choosing Condition 1 (Mag inserted, round chambered, hammer cocked, safety on) which is the way the pistol is designed to be carried.
  • Kyle Chandler turned down the lead role.
  • The series is based on taking place in Wyoming, but it is filmed in and around Santa Fe and Las Vegas, N.M. The sheriff's office is on the plaza in Las Vegas at 1811 Hot Springs Blvd., just across from the famous Plaza Hotel. Many scenes are also filmed in Pecos, N.M. and in the Pecos Wilderness north of the town of Pecos.
  • They also film in Espanola, New Mexico at one of the casinos.
  • A&E cancelled the show after the third season. A few months later Netflix picked the show back up for its fourth season.
  • Wyoming license plates have stacked numbers 1-23 on the far left that represent the 23 counties in the state. Wyoming residents can tell from what part of the state a vehicle is from, something that everyone in Wyoming knows. Great detail for directors to put 24 on the license plates of all the cars in the series as a made up county.
  • Carrying his sidearm the way he does, round chambered and the hammer down, makes a lot of sense for two reasons. From a theatrical standpoint you get the effect of his cocking the hammer. It also agrees better with his character who "sometimes likes to think before he talks (acts)" by making discharging his weapon a more deliberate act.
  • Lou Diamond Phillips "Henry" character rarely, if ever, uses contractions when speaking. This gives his speaking voice a very enunciated and clipped way of speaking.
  • Robert Taylor played Agent Jones in The Matrix, quite a different role from Walt Longmire.
  • Robert Taylor bases his performance of Walt Longmire largely on Indiana Jones and several of Clint Eastwood's Western personas.
  • The scenes for Longmire's cabin are filmed in the Valles Caldera in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. The caldera is a 14 mile wide volcanic crater. It is now a national preserve. Several Westerns including The Missing and Lone Ranger have used this location.
  • Walt Longmire wears a "Cinch" hat. You can see the inside lining during episode 1 of season 4.
  • In the pilot episode the license plate on the Sheriff's vehicle has 5 as the first number, indicating the vehicle is from Albany county. That is where Laramie is located along with the University of WY, which is the only university in Wyoming. It's in the southern portion of the state bordering Colorado. The Snowy Range mountains are here also.
  • Both Derek Phillips and Louanne Stephens were on the hit TV show Friday Night Lights. Derek played Billy Riggins and Louanne played Matt's Gradma.
  • Graham Greene and Julia Jones play characters who have never met however in the Twilight franchise, the two play father Harry Clearwater, and daughter Leah Clearwater.
  • The plot thread about the use of an antique Sharps rifle is drawn from the first Longmire novel "Cold Dish." However, the rest of the plot is not the same.
  • The printed message is in Plattdeutsch (Low German), the spoken language of Old Order Amish and Mennonites. Sheriff Longmire spoke in first year level Hochdeutsch (High German), the standard German language taught in the Unites States and probably elsewhere. Without special training, students and former students of the latter would not be able to recognize and translate the printed message, except for the word "mich" (me).
  • Cast member Lou Diamond Phillips (born 1962) and guest star C. Thomas Howell (born 1966) were teen movie heartthrobs in the 1980s. Phillips starred in La Bamba & Young Guns. Howell was in The Outsiders.
  • Walt's Ford Bronco is a 1994-1996 model - it has an airbag and a different steering wheel than the non-airbag models.
  • When they find the drugs, money and gun case in the motel room, Longmire quips "money and guns all we need is lawyers" Is a reference to the song "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" by Warren Zevon.
  • The veterinarian's truck has a bumper sticker that says "Bronco riders do it in 8 seconds". The title of the episode is "8 Seconds".
  • The basic plot, involving a gang rape of a mentally challenged Indian girl, is drawn from the first Longmire novel "Cold Dish." Many details have been changed.
  • At the end of the episode when Branch is waiting to see Jacob Noghthorse he sees a Dog Soldier headdress which is a direct reference to the episode "Dog Solider" in which the end scene is Jacob Nighthorse in full dog soldier leather nailing himself to the earth underneath a full moon as a traditional dog soldier would.
  • The prior warrant to search the motel room for Rosa had to be limited in time and scope. It did not extend carte blanch authority to the police power. It was proper, therefore, and good police work, to seek a second warrant with the specificity to search for poison and secure potential evidence that would not be excludable at trial.
  • Heyoka is the Lakota word for the sacred clown; it is odd that an appropriate Cheyenne word for this type of person was not used.
  • The title of this episode comes from a poem by Emily Dickinson that opens with the line "Tell all the truth but tell it slant...." The poem suggests that the complete and full truth may be so bright and dazzling that it would strike a person blind if you encountered it all at once. Instead, you might have to edge up to the truth, circle around it, to be able to take it in.
  • Gregory Cruz co-starred with Baily Chase in Saving Grace.
  • Cancelled by A&E in 2014, Longmire was picked up by Netflix for the fourth season.

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