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Goodnight for Justice (2011)

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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Kate Ramsey
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William Goodnight
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Ada Goodnight
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Frank LeGrange
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Judge Aldous Shaw
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Harlan Ayles
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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Hour: Episode #7.43 (2010) See more »

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Brilliant
9 October 2014 | by (Wirral England) – See all my reviews

I cannot be more surprised at how good the Judge John Goodnight films are. Every one is a fabulous surprise at how well they are done and how absorbed I got in the film. I'm not a fan of Westerns to be honest, apart from the Good the Bad and the Ugly that type of thing as every movie buff knows they are essential viewing. For a start I love the fact that Luke Perry shows no vanity whatsover being true to his character plus the hats (they used to wear bowlers more than stetsons!) little things like that are accurate and you get a sense of how tough it was to live in these days, going from town to town sleeping rough, the whole thing is engrossing. I still have one to look forward the third one which if it's as good as the first two I'm in for a treat. I think these film are wasted on UK Channel 5 in the afternoon, they'd hold up well at night as well and I for one would get the popcorn and pop in and look forward to seeing it with friends in the evening. Great stuff from 902 blahblah boys, they should be proud, and Luke your scruffy beard and laugh lines make you sexy as hell compared to Hollywoods swollen faced stars. Has anyone else notice Nick Cage lately. All of them who have 'work' done look like their faces are too big for their heads. Very strange enjoy your wrinkles, laugh lines, marks of honour and of living instead of botoxing the crap out of it. I know what I find sexy and it ain't fish lips Mickey it's ain't fish lips.


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