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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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 Raylan Givens (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Art Mullen (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Ava Crowder (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Tim Gutterson (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Rachel Brooks (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Boyd Crowder (74 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Winona Hawkins (49 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Wynn Duffy (46 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Johnny Crowder (39 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mike (32 episodes, 2011-2015)
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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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Throughout the series, the characters frequently drank Kentucky bourbon, particularly the top-shelf brand Blanton's. The props department poured the liquor out of the bottles, and replaced it with watered-down Diet Coke for the actors to drink instead. Timothy Olyphant took the real bourbon home in mason jars. On the night the series finale aired, he brought a jar of bourbon on Conan (2010) to toast to the show with Conan O'Brien. See more »

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It is clear from the surrounding countryside in more than a few episodes that while the series is set in SE Kentucky, it isn't filmed there. This includes scenes with treeless mountains in the background and semi-arid landscapes. See more »

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Tim Gutterson: No admission, huh? Did you try flirting?
Raylan Givens: He was immune to my charms.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Said Heroes only.
Tim Gutterson: Oh ok. You show them your ass wound?
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well, I didn't think it was that kind of evening.
Tim Gutterson: Evening soldier. Uh, I didn't bring my cape. I'm guessing this will suffice.
[shows Military ID]
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Spoofed in Archer: Bloody Ferlin (2012) See more »

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Long Hard Times To Come
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(Title Theme)
Written by Rench and T.O.N.E-z
Performed by Gangstagrass featuring T.O.N.E-z
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Raylen Givins is a great character
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical about this show based on a couple of the previews that I saw (I am so over the Matrix/300/Spartacus slow motion fight scenes), but I liked Tim Olyphant on season 2 of Damages so I thought I would give it a try. I really liked the first episode. Raylen Givins is a complete bad a**! It is well written and had several great lines that made me pause and rewind. The secondary characters were also interesting. I especially liked Raylen childhood friend turned Neo-Nazi, Boyd. I hope that each episode uncovers more about Raylen and what makes him tick. Give Justified a watch and you won't be disappointed.


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