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
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This movie was made and released forty-two years after the Charles Portis novel of the same name was first published in 1968, and forty-one years after True Grit (1969). See more »
When Ned Pepper is pinning Mattie Ross with his boot in The Winding Stair Mountains, after the first pan down at Mattie and pan back to Ned you hear the director yell "Action". See more »
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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Buster Coen, Ethan Coen's son, is listed in the end credits as "Mr. Damon's abs double". In reality, he was an on-set assistant to the script supervisor. See more »
OK, it's a pretty decent flick, but really, WHY WAS IT EVEN MADE? What is with the 8.4 rating??? Has nobody under 40 yrs old seen the Oscar winning original? They may as well remake Butch Cassidy.. Good grief. I like Jeff Bridges, but can you seriously watch this movie and not just think that there is something seriously lacking here (The Duke). All the "faithful to the book" justifications just don't cut it. The original was a Cinema Classic. The climactic shootout with Bob Duvall is iconic by itself ("fill your hands, you S.O.B"). Y'know remaking a great flick for the heck of it is just plain wrong, and it's distressing that there's some sort of slobbering admiration for this kind of redundant remake. It's the same feeling that I get when I hear sampled James Brown in rap tunes. Do yourself a favor and save the admission price and rent the original, this is like a photocopy of a Remington painting.
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