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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.


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Series cast summary:
 Raylan Givens (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Art Mullen (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Ava Crowder (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Tim Gutterson (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Rachel Brooks (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Boyd Crowder (74 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Winona Hawkins (49 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Wynn Duffy (46 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Johnny Crowder (38 episodes, 2010-2014)
 Mike (32 episodes, 2011-2015)


U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day 19th century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism - a tough, soft spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is. Written by FX Publicity

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The pilot was filmed in Pennsylvania. The rest of the series was filmed in Los Angeles County, California, most notably the Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita. See more »


Ava Crowder: Didn't the district attorney order you to stay away from Boyd?
Raylan Givens: It was more of a suggestion.
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One Smooth Ride
24 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Justified is another fine entry into FX's stable of shows. As a fan of both crime fiction & serialized television, this has been on my radar for some time. First, the story is wonderfully structured & grounded in reality (It helps when you shoot on location & cast actors that actually feel like they belong there) The U.S. Marshalls & their multiple duties have always been a great source for story-telling, and this is no different. Second, the cast is perfect for this type of slow-burn law enforcement story. Timothy Olyphant once again nails the 'cowboy' role we've seen him in before(Deadwood, The Crazies). He runs the risk of being type-cast; but if he's always this good in these types of roles, who cares? The rest of the cast is rounded-out by some familiar & not-so-familiar faces, and the whole of them seem to bring their A-game to this project. The third reason this show is quality is the production value. Everything from the costumes(I love the cowboy hat) to the locations & the music have all been perfectly fitting with the story & the characters. This show also sneaks up on you a little bit, once you think Justified isn't 'edgy' enough for FX, something happens to change your mind. It's only similar to the other FX crime shows in that it centers around a really angry guy. I hope Justified & FX continue to pleasantly surprise me.

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