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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 (38 episodes, 2010-2014)
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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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When Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant meets Josiah Cairn (Gerald McRaney), the dialogue between them is almost verbatim to that of their roles in Deadwood (2004) as Seth Bullock (Olyphant) and George Hearst (McRaney): "Oh, come on, man. I haven't forgotten you." "Made an impression, did I?" "You could say that. That bullshit you tried pulling after the mine explosion in '85. Taking money from the widows to try to prove it was the mine's fault, then taking money from the mine to try to cover it up." See more »

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[giving the prayer at Boyd's camp]
Raylan Givens: Dear Lord, before we eat this meal we ask forgiveness for our sins, especially Boyd- who blew up a black church with a rocket launcher, and afterwards he shot his associate Jared Hale in the back of the head out on Tate's Creek bridge. Let the image of Jared's brain matter on that windshield not dampen our appetites, but may the knowledge of Boyd's past sins help guide these men. May this food provide them with all the nourishment they need. But, if it does not...
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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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'Justified' - fun, fresh, intelligent
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A co-worker and I are fans of FX's Sons of Anarchy. He told me about this show after seeing it advertised and urged me to record it. I'm glad I did. I found the premiere episode refreshingly intelligent, subtlety comedic, and engaging.

Timothy Olyphant truly fits the role and expertly portrays Raylen Givins, a US Marshal with a flare for the attitude and historical respect expected (and required) of the position reminiscent of a Texas Ranger.

His Marshal authenticity and brand of justice leads him back to his hometown where he endears old friends and confronts new enemies while sidestepping questions of his dubious past and kin.

The story is fun and believable except for some legal proceedings regarding a recently widowed woman, but otherwise delivers very well and provides for good previews.

Lastly, I discovered that this show is based off a novel by Elmore Leonard. Leonard is the talent behind such movies as "Get Shorty" and "Be Cool," among others, that I revere as favorites. I was pleased to see that a show with his name in the credits is also praiseworthy.


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