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Goin' South (1978)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  6 October 1978 (USA)
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Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single ... See full summary »

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Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him. Julia Tate needs a man to help her work her mine and marries him. The sheriff makes it very clear to Moon what the consequences of his leaving Julia will be. The two begin to try to form a relationship based on necessity in which they have nothing in common. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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For Henry Moon, life was just beginning. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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Con el lazo al cuello  »

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Trivia

Producer Harry Gittes, whose surname is the same last name of Jack Nicholson's Jake Gittes character in Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974) and its Nicholson directed sequel The Two Jakes (1990), once said of this picture: "Goin' South (1978) is a romantic comedy first and foremost. In fact I like to call it a Southwestern!". See more »

Goofs

After the ladies had their chat in the kitchen, a whistle tells that the water is boiling. The kettle shown in close up is a plain water kettle and has no whistle. See more »

Quotes

[to a homely woman who's sizing him up for matrimony]
Henry Moon: I wouldn't take you to a dog-fight if you was the defendin' champ!
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Beautiful Dreamer
Written by Stephen Foster
[Sung at the party when Moon's gang comes to visit him.]
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What's the fascination with the city of Motherly Love?
6 June 2005 | by (Tallahassee, FL) – See all my reviews

My late father and I always referred to this as the movie we "accidentally" watched on HBO late one night. We were hooked when the posse rode right across the Rio Grande into Mexico and "Ol' Speed" fainted! For the rest of his life he always greeted me in the morning with "Good mornin' Spot!" In much the same vein as another of his favorites (Evil Roy Slade), it is difficult to find two lines together from this movie that can be taken seriously ("Please wipe your feet." . . "I always do!")("I'll be outside running a reference test." . . "Why don't you run one on your skull while you're at it?"). I have watched my home-recorded VHS upwards of 25-30 times and now that the DVD has been released, I look forward to adding it to my collection once again because . . . . "I can do this all day long! I'm talking about . . All Day Long!" Give it a spin and give it a chance.


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