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Rooster Cogburn (1975)

Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

Director:

Stuart Millar

Writers:

Charles Portis (suggested by the character "Rooster Cogburn" from the novel "True Grit"), Martha Hyer (as Martin Julien)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Rooster Cogburn
Katharine Hepburn ... Eula
Anthony Zerbe ... Breed
Richard Jordan ... Hawk
John McIntire ... Judge Parker
Paul Koslo ... Luke
Jack Colvin ... Red
Jon Lormer ... Rev. Goodnight
Richard Romancito Richard Romancito ... Wolf
Lane Smith ... Leroy
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Bagby
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Nose
Strother Martin ... McCoy
Tommy Lee Tommy Lee ... Chen Lee
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Storyline

A small village in the Indian Nation that is run by a Minister Goodnight and his daughter Eula is overrun by a band of drunken thugs. They kill and rape the people of the village. Miss Goodnight then teams up with the ruthless Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn who goes after them and bring them to justice. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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Taglines:

The man of "True Grit" is back and look who's got him! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rooster Cogburn: A Man of True Grit See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,022,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The conversation that Rooster has with Wolf, about the small gun he loans him, is taken directly from an unused line of dialogue in the novel "True Grit". See more »

Goofs

After the initial gunfight, Rooster Cogburn is bringing all the dead men back to the town. The deputy sheriff is lying dead over the saddle on the first horse behind Rooster. If you watch you will see him lift his head independent of the horse's movement and then moments later he slumps down again to play dead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rooster Cogburn: It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...
[gunshots]
Rooster Cogburn: You bastard! You - bastard!
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Connections

Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #9.17 (1976) See more »

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A great movie starring two legends and two great character actors
16 February 1999 | by Kim-68See all my reviews

This movie is a lot of fun to watch. John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn are terrific together. You can see the chemistry between them. Richard Jordan does a terrific job as the villain, he is mean, nasty and downright awful! I definitely wouldn't want to get him mad. The scene between him and Katharine Hepburn at Fort Ruby was awesome, you could see the sparks flying. Then there was the scene where the wheel broke off the wagon and Hawk gets furious with his men, Jordan did a great job with that part, talk about angry, if looks could kill, his would, it gave me shivers. Anthony Zerbe also does a great job as Breed. The two of them, Jordan and Zerbe are great together. Like one scene in the saloon when Hawk learns about the wagon being taken by Rooster, he starts to go out when Breed tells him, that he will never take Rooster and that he had worked with him for three years, you can see the daggers between the two. They are definitely two of the best character actors ever. They don't make movies like this anymore, where it was up to the actors to make a film a success and not rely on special affects. And these four actors did this brilliantly. I wish John Wayne and Richard Jordan were still around today.


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