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The Jack Bull (1999)

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After being wrongfully denied justice, a horse trader seeks his own justice on a treacherous rancher.

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Judge Tolliver
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Henry Ballard
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Cora Redding
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Woody
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Slater
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Billy
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Conrad
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Shelby Dykes
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Ollie (as Nicholas E. Gillie)
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Edsel Fraser
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Judge Wilkins
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Col. Jeffries (as Glen Morshower)
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The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's complaint, the war he wages to force Ballard to nurse the emaciated animals back to health escalates into a vigilante manhunt, murder and the possible defeat of Wyoming's bid for statehood. Written by Anonymous

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All men want justice. Few are willing to pay the price.

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Drama | Western

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Rated R for some Western violence | See all certifications »

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17 April 1999 (USA)  »

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The title is derived from the names of two dog breeds - Jack Russell and Bulldog. Myrl Redding (John Cusack) is said to have the tenacity of a Jack Russell and the strength of a bulldog when angered. See more »

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At the pivotal moment of the hanging, the safety rig is clearly seen behind the noose, holding up Myrl's suit jacket at the collar. See more »

Quotes

Myrl Redding: Did you see the horses?
Cage Redding: [nods]
Myrl Redding: How'd they look?
Cage Redding: Great.
Myrl Redding: Promise me something son...
Cage Redding: Sure, pa.
Myrl Redding: Don't ever sell 'em.
Cage Redding: I'll never sell 'em. Never.
Myrl Redding: They're the best two you and Billy ever raised... a lot of pride in those stallions. Come from a great line; you can build on 'em.
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Version of Michael Kohlhaas (1969) See more »

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Ring them Bells
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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11 November 2002 | by (Motown) – See all my reviews

I only watched this last night, I'm not sure why I even took it off the shelf at the video store because I'd never heard of it (tho' I often do this and have success with this method) -- and I am damn mad that I never HAVE heard of it! I was pulled right into the screen of this movie, caring about the characters, hoping for the happy ending yet KNOWING there could not be one, etc. -- everyone should see this movie. There is MAJOR TALENT all over it, in every capacity. I plan to purchase this on DVD asap. John Cusack made me forget anything else he's ever been in, John Goodman stole every scene he was in, L.Q. Jones as usual mesmerizing, Scott Wilson great to see again -- I'm going to tell everyone I know about this one. And by the way, it contained my kind of message. Thanks to everyone involved for a great show!


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