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

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A rancher trains a group of boys to herd his cattle. A remake of the 1972 film, 'The Cowboys'.

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Hewey Calloway
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Walter Calloway
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Eve Calloway
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Tarnell
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C.C. Tarpley
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Fat Gervin
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Cotton Calloway
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Tommy Calloway
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City Marshall
Larry Mahan ...
Blue Hannigan
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Alvin Lawdermilk (as Richard Jones)
Karen Jones ...
Cora Lawdermilk
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Florence
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Betsey
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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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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 »

Quotes

C.C. Tarpley: All you got is a brown horse past his prime, an old saddle, and *maybe* twenty dollars. Now, that ain't much to show for all them years, is it?
Hewey Calloway: I went north one time into Canada and seen the glaciers. You ever see a glacier, C.C.?
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very good movie
5 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie.A story of a man who lives life like he wants to,even if it doesn't make sense to family and friends.He wants no responsibilities but will be responsible for all his actions.His time is gone ,but he will hang on as long as he can rather than conform.We need more movies like this.

Tommy Lee Jones captures entirely,the people,places and phrases I grew up knowing and loving.Happy go lucky,always ready to lend a hand.I wish I was him,or knew him better I would love to hear more about him and Snort Yarnell.They truly are good Ole boys,and we need more of em.


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