You Know My Name (1999)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Western  |  22 August 1999 (USA)
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Fact-based bio of early film director-producer, Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tighman was a real life cowboy, who rode with the Earps & faced down countless bad guys. When he turned to films... See full summary »


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Fact-based bio of early film director-producer, Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tighman was a real life cowboy, who rode with the Earps & faced down countless bad guys. When he turned to films, he was determined to make authentic Westerns, rather than the fake carrying on of Tom Mix & other Western movie stars of the day. The only problem was that no one wanted to see his non-stars in any story. Arliss Howard co-stars as a cocaine-addled law enforcement nemesis of Tighman, who attempts to stop him at every turn. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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America's Last Great Lawman Takes On a New Kind of Outlaw.


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The film was obviously not shot in Seminole Oklahoma as the iron rich dirt is red and there are no small mountains. See more »


At the beginning, when they are raiding the moonshiners, a man in gray gets shot in the back with a shotgun, and falls over a barrel. When the camera angle changes, the same man gets shot in the back again, and falls over the same barrel again. See more »


References Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws (1915) See more »

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Okay, but lacking something
25 August 1999 | by (East Coast US) – See all my reviews

Maybe it was the fact that it was a western set at the start of the modern time period, but something about this movie was lacking. Sam Elliot as Tiglman is excellent and Carolyn McCormick as his wife was a nice bit of casting. However, Arliss Howard as the corrupt federal agent was so over the top you would think you were supposed to be watching a present day drug film. Elliot should be acknowledged as a master of the western movie genre, if he hasn't been already. However, this movie didn't have enough of the "western" qualities for me. I'll sit back and watch Conagher again to see Elliot in top form with a great "western" storyline.

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