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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 series was originally to be titled "Lawman", but the title was changed to avoid confusion with Steven Seagal: Lawman (2009). See more »


Raylan Givens: Sometimes, we have to make deals with lowlifes because we have our sights set on life forms even somehow lower on the ladder of lowlife than they.
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Gorilla Dissolution (2014) See more »


Long Hard Times To Come
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Written by Rench and T.O.N.E-z
Performed by Gangstagrass featuring T.O.N.E-z
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12 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been quite awhile since my husband and I have found a show we both immediately liked -- but we both loved Justified immediately! The dialogue is fantastic! I love the back and forth between all of the characters. The history between the characters is rich and full of drama and leaves you guessing.

The episodes are well written and entertaining, but not predictable which is a refreshing change. Timothy Olyphant is amazing in this role! He fits the character perfectly! He's exactly right as the smooth, charismatic US Marshall. He's also proud, loyal, and has a keen sense of morality all packaged up in troubled bundle.

I'm recommending this show to all of my friends!

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