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Director:
Writers:
John Herman Shaner (story) &
Al Ramrus (story) ...
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Release Date:
6 October 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Saved from the hangman, for a fate worse than death! See more »
Plot:
Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
Fun Western comedy about an outlaw gunslinger saved from the gallows by a spinster See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jack Nicholson 
 
Writing credits
John Herman Shaner (story) &
Al Ramrus (story)

John Herman Shaner (screenplay) &
Al Ramrus (screenplay) and
Charles Shyer (screenplay) &
Alan Mandel (screenplay)

Produced by
Harry Gittes .... producer
Harold Schneider .... producer
 
Original Music by
Perry Botkin Jr. 
Van Dyke Parks 
 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros  (as Nestor Almendros)
 
Film Editing by
John Fitzgerald Beck 
Richard Chew 
 
Production Design by
Toby Carr Rafelson 
 
Art Direction by
Agustín Ituarte  (as Agustin Ytuarte)
 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
 
Makeup Department
María de Jesús Lepe .... hair stylist (as Ma. de Jesus Lepe)
Edie Panda .... hair stylist
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alberto A. Ferrer .... production manager
Marco Aurelio Ortiz .... assistant production manager
Clark L. Paylow .... unit manager (as Clark Paylow)
Sergio David Prieto .... assistant production manager (as David Prieto)
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... second assistant director (as William Beasley)
Michael Daves .... first assistant director
Jesús Marín .... assistant director (as Jesus Marin)
 
Art Department
Tony Castañola .... set dresser assistant
Antonio Mata .... head prop man
Robert Scaife .... construction coordinator
Marty Wunderlich .... property master
 
Sound Department
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer (as Arthur Rochester)
Bill Rowe .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank E. Warner .... sound effects editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Raúl Camarena .... special effects
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
 
Stunts
May Boss .... stunts (as May R. Boss)
Loren Janes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Deats .... key grip
Rafael Delong .... crane grip
Hugh K. Gagnier .... additional photographer (as Hugh Gagnier)
Alfredo Ruvalcaba .... best boy
Manuel Santaella .... camera operator
Hal Trussell .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Luis Sánchez .... extras casting (as Luis Sanchez)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas S. Dawson .... costumer: men (as Thomas Dawson)
Alfonso Govea .... wardrober men
Frances Kandelin Harrison .... costumer: women
Juana Oliver .... wardrober women
Alicia Soto .... dress maker
 
Editorial Department
Carlos Puente .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Ken Lauber .... composer: additional music
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ricardo Frera .... production assistant
Don Henry .... production accountant
Nancy Coan Kaclik .... assistant to producer
Francisco Ledesma .... delegate: actors
Chayo Lopez .... production associate
Joe O'Har .... location manager
Guillermo Panuco .... wrangler
Pedro Pérez Rivera .... medic
Kathleen Dolan Sumner .... assistant: Mr. Nicholson
Anita Terrian .... assistant to producer
Julia Tucker .... script supervisor
Robert L. Wilson .... wrangler (as Robert Wilson)
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez .... wrangler (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
105 min | USA:109 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Mono)
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Trivia:
First film of actor-comedian John Belushi after being a regular cast member on the American TV comedy series "Saturday Night Live" (1975). Goin' South (1978) was released in the same year as Belushi's hit comedy movie National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) with Goin' South (1978) being filmed and released after that.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Moon is on the gallows to be hanged, but the gallows has a solid platform with no visible trap door.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Batman (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Beautiful DreamerSee more »

FAQ

Would this be the first film that Mary Steenburgen and Christopher Lloyd made together...???
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fun Western comedy about an outlaw gunslinger saved from the gallows by a spinster, 13 November 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Henry Moon (Jack Nicholson) is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico . Henry saving himself from lynching by marrying a spinster (Mary Steenburgen , though Meryl Streep and Jessica Lange considered the role) . Moon/Nicholson saved from the hangman , for a fate worse than death . There , then appears his refreshingly offbeat Old Gang (Veronica Cartwright , Tracey Walter , Jeff Morris and Danny DeVito)

This Western comedy contains laughters , action , shootouts , brawls and amusement . Lots of attempts at comedy but it falls flat . Entertaining and funny Western , not for all tastes , with touches of humor here and there . Overacting by Jack Nicholson at an outlandish character attempting to like , including jokes and silly laughs , but only a few work . Feature film debut for Mary Steenburgen , whose role Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft turned down ; furthermore , a small role for John Belushi as a gunfighter Deputy . Very good support cast such as Christopher Lloyd as Deputy Towfield , Veronica Cartwright as Hermine , Richard Bradford as Sheriff Andrew , Jeff Morris as Abe, Moon's Old Gang , Danny DeVito as Hog , Ed Begley Jr as Haber , Anne Ramsey as Spinster , Tracey Walter as Coogan and Luana Anders as Lorette Anderson. Colorful as well as evocative cinematography by the great Spanish cameraman Nestor Almendros .

The motion picture was middlingly directed by Jack Nicholson , though the studio originally intended for Elliott Gould and Candice Bergen to star in the film, with Mike Nichols directing . However , Nicholson didn't want to star in the film , he insisted the movie was logistically too ambitious for him to divide his attention between acting and directing . Nicholson had previously directed his first film in 1971 titled ¨Drive he said¨ played by his friends Bruce Dern and Karen Black ; he subsequently co-produced and semi-directed with Monte Hellman two strange Westerns titled ¨The shooting ¨and ¨Ride in the whirlwind¨ ; after that , he played ¨Missouri¨ another Western directed by Arthur Penn with Marlon Brando . Nicholson's final filmmaking was ¨The two Jakes¨ .¨Goin' South" rating : Mediocre but entertaining . The picture will appeal to Jack Nicholson hardcore fans .

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