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

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Actually, a very pleasant surprise
17 September 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Goodnight for Justice was a very pleasant surprise. The title had me guessing and I have to admit that I never even thought that Goodnight was the lead character's name! However, that was cleared up in the first few seconds of the movie and then I was able to get on with enjoying it on it's own merits.

I hadn't heard of any of the actors - which tended to put me in a frame-of-mind where I didn't expect anything outstanding. And therein, I believe, lies the answer to why this was so enjoyable. Luke Perry as Judge Goodnight was very good and so was Lara Gilchrist. He came across exactly as I would have expected a man with his history and I even felt that Lara inserted a little light humour into what was definitely not a comedy. Canadian Ron Lea also did well as the bad guy (Reed) in making me hate him.

As with your typical western, the good guy wins in the end and there weren't any major surprises but it was a really pleasant way to pass a rainy afternoon. I would imagine that, had John Goodnight been played by George Clooney or Nicolas Cage and Kate Ramsey by Sandra Bullock or even Angelina Jolie, this movie would have scored at least 2 points higher on the IMDb charts and it's a shame that, when a film has a no- name cast, it seems to be automatically marked down.

The ending leaves the scene wide open for sequels and I see that there is one so I'll look forward to seeing it. Well worth the time.


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