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The Good Old Boys (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  5 March 1995 (USA)
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An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hewey Calloway
Walter Calloway
Eve Calloway
C.C. Tarpley
Fat Gervin
Cotton Calloway
Tommy Calloway
City Marshall
Larry Mahan ...
Blue Hannigan
Alvin Lawdermilk (as Richard Jones)
Karen Jones ...
Cora Lawdermilk


An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.

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Tommy Lee Jones's second western for television, after Lonesome Dove (1989). Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard appeared together again later the same year in Streets of Laredo (1995), the sequel to Lonesome Dove. See more »


Hewey Calloway: Tommy, I ain't never been killed in my life.
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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Fabulous acting and directing by Tommy Lee Jones
1 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones directs himself and a sensational cast in this western. I couldn't believe how wonderful it was, and went to imdb to see who directed it. The look and feel of this movie are perfect, and every moment rings true. It also looks great. Jones' eye is superb, and the shots are brilliant without calling attention to themselves. Terrific.

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