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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Adventure | Western


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5 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Matt Damon said that in 1995, he was paid $20,000 to be in Tommy Lee Jones film The Good Old Boys (1995). He was able to hang out with Jones all summer and the money kept Damon and Ben Affleck free from having to take other jobs so that they could write Good Will Hunting (1997). See more »


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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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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