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

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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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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 »

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Hewey Calloway: Tommy, I ain't never been killed in my life.
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older cowboy has trouble with a modern world
28 April 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones was perfect as a slow moving, slow talking cowboy who comes out of the hills after a 2 year stay. He goes to see his brother and his family finding them in financial trouble. He lends his hand in helping out the troubled family, and falls in love with a local lady. Well done film about a man who finds it impossible to change his roving ways. 4 stars.


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