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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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Storyline

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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$750,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Though not a sequel or related to the original story line, this movie was followed by Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971) with most of the cast intact playing similar characters. See more »

Goofs

Jake (Jack Elam's) back pack changes. He is seen with, what appears to be, a frying pan on the back of the pack with Jake carrying his shovel in his hand. He flips some dynamite into a stream, and in the next scene is seen wading into the stream to get the fish that popped to the surface. His pack back now, has the shovel tied to the back and no frying pan. See more »

Quotes

[after Pa Danby leaves the sheriff's office]
Jason McCullough: You know... he strikes me as bein' a lonely man.
Jake: Lonely? Danby? Why he's a mean, no-good, lowdown bushwhacker!
Jason McCullough: Well, there you see? No wonder he's lonely.
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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Support Your Local Mother (1970) 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 Great "Movie Night" Film for All Audiences
23 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great film to have in your collection and to pull out when you have guests with varied tastes. Fantastic screenplay, staging, pacing and, most of all, incredible acting, all come together to make this a nearly perfect film. Someone says, "I don't like Westerns," you tell them this is a western "spoof" and really more of a brain-over-brawn and romance than a western in the classical sense. Another says, "I'm getting tired of romantic-comedies," you tell them that it's not the main storyline, and the romance is just another part of the spoof. There are some well-staged and funny action scenes and lots of witty dialogue. Whatever a person likes, it is in here; and whatever a person may not like, there is not so much of it in here to dominate the movie, and so much else to enjoy. Get this one in your video library as soon as possible...


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