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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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"Jack Nicholson personally selected movie newcomer Mary Steenburgen for Goin' South (1978)" according to website 'Allmovie'. According to the 'Turner Classic Movies' website, Steenburgen "...was sitting in the casting office waiting room when Nicholson first encountered her. He noticed she didn't have a reading script, gave her one with three scenes marked off and arranged to read with her the following day". That reading session ended up going for around two hours. See more »

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Moon is on the gallows to be hanged, but the gallows has a solid platform with no visible trap door. See more »

Quotes

Henry Moon: Hold on, Towfield, you're wrinklin' my good luck ban-dan-na.
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The Paramount logo plays in reverse. See more »

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Referenced in Batman (1989) See more »

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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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