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Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

In the old west, a man becomes a sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.

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McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Calendar - a dull town until Sheriff McCullough took over See more »


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26 March 1969 (USA)  »

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The Sheriff  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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(Technicolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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The film's title is a parody of a bumper sticker popular around the time it was made, "Support Your Local Police", part of the "law-and-order" movement led by such politicians as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George Wallace. See more »

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Prior to the final showdown, the Danby Gang is shown on a couple of occasions riding towards the town, and it has 14 riders, but when they reach town, one of the riders has vanished and now it's 13. After they dismount, old man Danby sends two of his sons into the jail to bring out the third, and yet there are still 13 Danbys standing outside. This accounts for the 13 remaining Danbys after two are later shot during the gunfight and at the end we still see 13 Danbys surrender to sheriff McCullough. See more »

Quotes

Jake: You want me to tell Joe Danby that he's under arrest for murder? What're you gonna do after he kills me?
Jason McCullough: Then I'll arrest him for both murders.
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Referenced in Full House: Support Your Local Parents (1993) See more »

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Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Hummed by Joan Hackett
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A comedy masterpiece
7 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film really should be in the IMDB top 50. Alas, just as with the Oscars, comedies never get the same respect as other genres.

It also seems that comedies more quickly feel dated. Not this one, however. Although it obviously doesn't have today's special effects, and quick-edit

sensibilities, it still feels almost as if it could be a modern flick.

It is as perfect as a comedy can be. Never a dull moment or lagging scene.

Excellent screenplay with lots of quick jabs. An absolutely perfect cast.

If you're reading this because you actually haven't seen this flick yet, and you like easy-to-digest comedies, you can't miss with this one. Ten stars.


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