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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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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 »


Boyd Crowder: Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #10.24 (2013) 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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'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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