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True Grit (1969)

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

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The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy, Mattie Ross, (Kim Darby), on a mission of "justice", which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), because he has "grit", and a reputation of getting the job done. The two are joined by a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf, (Glen Campbell), who is looking for the same man (Jeff Corey) for a separate murder in Texas. Their odyssey takes them from Fort Smith, Arkansas, deep into the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) to find their man. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net> [edited]

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21 June 1969 (Japan)  »

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$14,250,000 (USA)
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Henry Hathaway later said he hated Glen Campbell's performance, which he described as wooden, and claimed the singer was only cast so he could have a hit with the theme song which would help promote the film. See more »

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When they are starting out from their camp Mattie picks up the canteen by the strap and Rooster asks her "where you going with that canteen?". When they switch shots and she answers him that she is going to "wash the sleep from her face of course" the strap is suddenly slung around her shoulder. See more »

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[first lines]
Frank Ross: Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
Little Frank: I will.
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: True Grit (2011) See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Lyrics by John Newton and music by William Walker
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19 May 2006 | by (The U.P.) – See all my reviews

I have grown up watching this movie, and must have seen it 50 times. This is my mother's favorite movie and most members of my family can recite this movie line for line. The quotes from this movie go into every day conversation among my aunts and uncles almost every time I see them. "I've got some more horse trading to do" or "Baby Sister" or "we ain't got no lemonade neither" have been heard a few times Every time I watch this it gets better, I have seen most of John Wayne's movies and this is by far the best. I've never read the book, I usually find books better than the actual movies, I wouldn't want to find out that the movie and book don't follow each other. Please, no one ever remake this movie, I can't imagine a better version!


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