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The Castaway Cowboy (1974)

A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

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Lincoln Costain
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Henrietta MacAvoy
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Calvin Bryson
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Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy
Elizabeth Smith ...
Liliha (MacAvoy housekeeper)
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Kimo
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Marruja (Bryson's henchman)
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Capt. Cary
Nephi Hannemann ...
Malakoma (witch doctor)
Lito Capiña ...
Leleo
Ralph Hanalei ...
Hopu
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Oka (as Kahana)
Lee Woodd ...
Palani
Luis Delgado ...
The Hatman (loses hat to Costain)
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Boatman taking Costain to ship
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A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

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A different kind of her came drifting into town...on a wave! See more »

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Family | Comedy | Western

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1 August 1974 (USA)  »

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The Hawaiian Cowboy  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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The name of the song that the islanders sang on the island trail was "Come-a-ki-yi-yippy, yippy-yay". See more »

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Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Mamma! Mamma!
Henrietta MacAvoy: Good heavens, we're right here
Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Tarnation Mamma I swam one of those critters out just as smooth as butter. Did you see?
Henrietta MacAvoy: Of course we did, dear, and nobody could have done it better.
Lincoln Costain: Aww, well now that's a little thick don't you think? Ain't nobody gonna pin a rose on you just for doing your job. You remember that, Booton.
Booton 'Little Maca' MacAvoy: Ma, Ma, he called me by my right name! Did you hear him? He said it for the first time!
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Look Who's Washed Up in Hawaii!
5 December 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Wayward Texas cowboy James Garner (as Lincoln Costain) washes up on the beaches of Hawaii, is taken home by fatherless (hint, hint!) young Eric Shea (as Booton MacAvoy), meets tightly-outfitted single mom Vera Miles (as Henrietta), helps her ward off slimy suitor Robert Culp (as Calvin Bryson), and saves the family's business. The English performers speak to the smiling Hawaiians like they are mentally retarded; apparently, with good reason. Mr. Garner unfavorably compares them to schoolgirls and Ms. Miles notes, "They do like their fun!" One of them is handy with the spear, so Garner better watch his back!

**** The Castaway Cowboy (8/1/74) Vincent McEveety ~ James Garner, Eric Shea, Vera Miles, Robert Culp


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