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True Grit (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Western  |  22 December 2010 (USA)
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A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer.




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Bear Man (as Ed Lee Corbin)


Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Temple de acero  »

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Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,850,000 (USA) (24 December 2010)


$171,031,347 (USA) (22 April 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Rooster Cogburn character's full name is Reuben J. Cogburn. Rooster is his nickname. His birth-date is 15 July, 1825. See more »


After Ned's gang leaves Chaney alone with Mattie, he is seen wearing brown leather gloves while he sits across her. In the next shot the gloves are gone. See more »


[first lines]
40-Year-Old Mattie: People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down and robbed him of his life and his horse and two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band. Chaney was a hired man and Papa had taken him up to Fort Smith to help lead back a string of Mustang ponies he'd bought. In town, Chaney had ...
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Crazy Credits

Drew Houpt is credited as "The New Duke", an apparent reference to John Wayne ('The Duke') who starred in the original film. See more »


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Greer County Bachelor
19th Century American folksong
Sung by Jeff Bridges
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24 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a fierce John Wayne fan. He was really great as Rooster in True Grit. The new version is not the same movie as John Wayne's. Don't compare the two. The story line's are similar, but that's it. This new version is a whole new story than the one written for John Wayne. This is a great movie, with truly great acting for all involved.

The 1969 movie was driven fully by Rooster Cogburn. This 2010 version is truly driven by Mattie Ross. The performances by Stienfeld, Bridges, and Damon shine. I would have liked to have seen Stienfeld and Damon against John Wayne. Bridges was terrific as Cogburn. The story was far better than I imagined it could have been.

I can't believe I said all this. I am one who absolutely hates re-makes. Like I said this is not the same movie.

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