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
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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

Hewey Calloway: Biscuit, I'm tired of this cowology. I'm tired of these mountains. And if you won't take it the wrong way, I'd just as soon talk with somebody can talk back every once in a while - you ain't said nothin' in two years.
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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12 July 1999 | by (NC, USA) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie 2 years ago, and then I went straight to the movie store to buy it! Tommy Lee Jones is one of my favorite actors. I haven't seen him in a role I didn't like! I was delighted to see that he could write and direct so well. I also love Matt Damon's acting in everything he does.

Matt's character, Cotton, is the nephew of Tommy Lee's character, Hewey. Cotton has a hard time welcoming Hewey back after Hewey spent two years of seeing "beautiful country" on horseback. Uncle Hewey promised Cotton, 16, some things when he was younger and never came through. It's entertaining and enjoyable watching their relationship mend. This is a great family movie that I have shared with my family several times. I suggest you watch it and share it with yours!


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