MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,560 this week

You Know My Name (1999)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Western  |  22 August 1999 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 371 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 486 titles
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1677 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 91 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "You Know My Name" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: You Know My Name (TV Movie 1999)

You Know My Name (TV Movie 1999) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of You Know My Name.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Shadow Riders (TV Movie 1982)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne
The Blue Lightning (TV Movie 1986)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A private eye (Sam Elliott) battles a criminal (Robert Culp) in the Australian outback for the possession of a priceless opal in this all-out action flick.

Director: Lee Philips
Stars: Sam Elliott, Rebecca Gilling, John Meillon
Woman Undone (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Terri Hansen is discovered in the desert beside the blackened husk of her car which contains the charred corpse of her husband. When forensic evidence makes her out to be her husband's ... See full summary »

Director: Evelyn Purcell
Stars: Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Sam Elliott
Buffalo Girls (TV Movie 1995)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Wild. Untamed. Legendary. Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: Anjelica Huston, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Billy Crudup, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette
Dog Watch (Video 1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and ... See full summary »

Director: John Langley
Stars: Sam Elliott, Esai Morales, Paul Sorvino
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American Public.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Ned Romero
Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan
Off the Map (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.

Director: Campbell Scott
Stars: Valentina de Angelis, Joan Allen, Sam Elliott
Crossfire Trail (TV Movie 2001)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley
Shakedown (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Director: James Glickenhaus
Stars: Peter Weller, Sam Elliott, Richard Brooks
Murder in Texas (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Story of Texas heiress Joan Robinson who married plastic surgeon, John Hill. Her father, Ash is suspicious of Hill, thinking that he married Joan for money which he used to buy a house and ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale
Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Wiley
...
Zoe
...
...
Marshal Nix
...
Alibi Joe
...
Mrs. Lynn
Nataalia Rey ...
Rose
Jonathan Young ...
Hugh
Perla Batalla ...
Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Antonini ...
Businessman
Dwayne Armitage ...
Kevin Armitage ...
Roustabout
James Baker ...
Doolin
David Barrett ...
Drunk
Edit

Storyline

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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bill Tilghman  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in 1924. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
His Last Job In Law Enforcement
9 May 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It's too bad that Sam Elliott didn't come along 20 or 30 years earlier to films. If he had he would never lack for work as a cowboy hero. He's not done too bad in the present day in any event. In You Know My Name he plays one of the west's last genuine heroes from the old days in a new era with little regard for law enforcement which proves to be his undoing.

Bill Tilghman, one of the great frontier marshals of the old west took his last job in law enforcement in Cromwell, Oklahoma in 1924. It was an oil boom town, a wide open town with roughneck money fueling the economy the way the trail hands did back in Tilghman's prime. Now however big city gangsters and their hirelings are running things and even though Prohibition is in the Constitution, that doesn't seem to matter to a thirsty public. It's a world of rumbleseats in flivvers, tommy guns, and bobbed hair on women, Tilghman is out of his time.

He's also got a jurisdictional dispute with Prohibition Federal agent Arliss Howard playing the corrupt T-Man, Wiley Lynn. For all the agents like Eliot Ness, there were more like Wiley Lynn, getting rich on bribes enabling people to flout an unpopular law.

Elliott gives one of his best performances as Bill Tilghman. A weary man who could sit back on his laurels and they were considerable, at the age of 70, yes 70, he goes back to doing the work of a younger man because the younger man are corrupt in a corrupt age. This part was one where Sam Elliott's premature gray hair stood him in good stead.

What you see in You Know My Name is the truth, exactly what happened to Tilghman. I would commend people to read up on Tilghman and find out that this last of the frontier marshals had one glorious career that came to a sad end. This is a wonderful film about a western hero who literally did die with his boots on.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Uncredited.... musewatson
Sam Elliot made this a decent movie richsass
Arliss Howard CCB-2
Discuss You Know My Name (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?