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You Know My Name (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | TV Movie 22 August 1999
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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

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Sam Elliott was age 55 when this was made. He played the 70 year old Tilghman. Carolyn McCormick was 40. She played Tilghman's wife Zoe, who in 1924 was age 44. In real life, Tilghman was 26 years older than Zoe. See more »

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Tilghman refers to "Wild Bill" Hickok as William B. Hickok, when his real name was James B. Hickok. See more »

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

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Great Western Star Vehicle for Sam Elliott
17 February 2002 | by (Charlottesville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

If a SMILE could be the star of a movie, Sam Elliott's inimitable smile would be the star of "You Know My Name." Elliott may well be the greatest leading man in westerns in the post-1970 period, and he is at the top of his game in this based-on-a-true-story oater set in Oklahoma in the early twentieth century. There have been better westerns, sure, but there have not been many better western star turns than this. Elliott makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time, ALL the time, and at the end you just do both.


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