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Goodnight for Justice (2011)

TV Movie  |   |  Western  |  29 January 2011 (USA)
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When John Goodnight was a boy he watched in the weeds as his entire family was killed in a ruthless outlaw attack. Now as a circuit judge of the western territories Goodnight travels the west protecting the innocent from injustice.



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The story of John Goodnight continues.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Ramsey
Dan Reed
William Goodnight
Terence Kelly ...
Store Owner
Sam Duke ...
Ingrid Tesch ...
Ada Goodnight
Lawrence Haegert ...
Winston Rekert ...
Frank LeGrange
Judge Aldous Shaw
Rebecca Shaw
Young Clerk
Harlan Ayles
Ayles' Lawyer


It's the late nineteenth century US. When he was a boy in the Wyoming Territory, John William Goodnight was on a covered wagon that passed as the local stagecoach in the area with his farmer parents and Judge Aldous Shaw and his wife Rebecca Shaw, who the Goodnights had only just met before the start of their travels from what was then a town called Dry Gulch, which has now been renamed Crooked Stick. Targeting Judge Shaw who had just convicted their partner, bandits attacked the wagon, killing all on board except John and Mrs. Shaw, who ended up raising John as her own. A Chicago lawyer who believes in the law but not in lawyers, John, who lives hard and according to Rebecca should long ago have been dead because of it, has just been appointed by the Governor of Illinois as a circuit court judge for the Wyoming Territory, known as the most lawless region on the continent. Rebecca is the one who arranged this appointment, as she feels that John's recklessness is due to still being ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

29 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Goodnight Faz Justiça  »

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This was Winston Rekert's final acting role before his death on September 14, 2012 at the age of 63. See more »


Kate Ramsey: I thought you didn't take bribes.
John Goodnight: If it happens after the trial, it ain't no bribe!
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Followed by Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man (2012) See more »

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Another made for TV western that isn't half bad. Not great, but better then most of the new westerns. I say B-
8 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How long can you wait for justice? After being appointed Circuit Judge, John Goodnight (Perry) travels the territory dispensing justice. After returning to a town that brings back memories of his parents murders, he sees someone who looks familiar. After seeing the last two TV westerns (Doc West & Triggerman) I was not expecting much from this one. Although this was nowhere near the caliber of "Tombstone" or "Open Range", this was actually a pretty good western. It is pretty cheesy in some parts and the acting is lacking, but it will keep you entertained and watching. Unlike the "Doc West" series this one will hold your attention and you won't forget what you are watching as you are watching it. The quality of westerns lately has dropped off a lot, this one stands above many of the new ones. Not great, but much better then the latest offerings. I give it a B-. Would I watch again? - I don't think I would.

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