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 ...
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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
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The movie's script had been doing the rounds of Hollywood for a while. Jane Fonda was offered the role of Julia Tate when the film was originally in development around seven years earlier in 1971 but Fonda turned it down saying that she had just recently done a comedy-western. Actor-director Jack Nicholson has said: "But she had done Cat Ballou (1965) and wouldn't touch it. I suggested moving this story away from that and more towards Preston Sturges" but Fonda still declined. See more »
Moon's middle name is said several times in the film to be Lloyd, but on the deposit slip his name is written as "Henry X. Moon." See more »
A Rare Movie That Deserves Seeing Again and Again !
I rarely see the same movie more than once. Although I love movies, repeated viewings tend to be tedious and boring. Not so this wonderful picture which was Jack Nicholson's directing debut. I watch Going' South over and over and find something new each time. I believe that is one mark of a well-made and well-written movie.
From the opening scenes with Moon's horse keeling over as he dances celebrating his "get away" to the tender moments between Moon and Julia after they divide up the gold, I find this movie gives and keeps on giving.
Henry Moon's lines are hilarious and delivered only as Jack can do. Mary Steenburgen delivers a performance as good as any first time to the screen and the other characters are played wonderfully by current and soon-to-be stars of TV and cinema.
I love turning people on to this movie. I never get tired of watching it-I bet you won't either!
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