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Coward of the County (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  7 October 1981 (USA)
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A life-long yellow-belly who made a deathbed promise to his father to be a pacifist seeks bloody revenge on the men who gang raped his wife.

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Uncle Matthew
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Tommy Spencer
Largo Woodruff ...
Becky
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Emma
Ana Alicia ...
Violet
William Schreiner ...
Jimmy Joe Gatlin (as Bill Schreiner)
Frank Koppala ...
Paul Gatlin
Todd Waring ...
Luke Gatlin
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Car-Wash
Joe Dorsey ...
Lem Gatlin
Tim Maier ...
Josh
Ned Bridges ...
Rube
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Mrs. Nicol
Lucille Rogers ...
Herself
Lelan Rogers ...
Mr. Richman
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A life-long yellow-belly who made a deathbed promise to his father to be a pacifist seeks bloody revenge on the men who gang raped his wife.

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Based on the song of the same name written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. See more »

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Coward of the County
Written by Roger Bowling and Billy Edd Wheeler (as Billy Ed Wheeler)
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Published by Roger Bowling Music and Sleepy Hollow Music
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For what it was, it was good.
9 February 2008 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

When critiquing Coward of the County, I must keep in mind that it is a made for TV movie based on a country song. I had a difficult time connecting with the "lead character" because I never was clear if that character was to be Matthew (Kenny Rogers) or Tommy. The film opens with Matthew giving a most unusual (and ineffective IMO) sermon about turning the other cheek. Why not start the film with "the final words my brother said to Tommmy"? A little more background of Tommy's character earlier in the film might have served better to draw the audience more into the character. The films trudges along with the outbreak of WWII and all the young men in town joining up and Tommy staying behind to meet Becky. It seems there was a lot of filler leading up to when "the Gatlin boys" came calling. Much of the space was filled with Matthew's shortcomings as a preacher, which had little to do with the story of the "Coward of the County". Overall, the film is good enough for TV and the acting was not bad. It is just slow at times and takes "the scenic route" in dealing with Tommy reaching the decisions that he does.


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