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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 ... 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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For Your Pleasure...and look who's taming that ornery, boozing, female-baiting, shoot-first marshal of "TRUE GRIT" now... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Jordan later admitted he decided to overplay his part because he thought the movie was going to flop, and if anybody paid to see it then it would only be for the two stars. He also said he felt that Katharine Hepburn was about to die at any minute - ironically, she outlived him by a decade. See more »

Goofs

During the close up of Miss Goodnight reciting the 23rd Psalm an army style pup tent can be seen behind her, when the shot falls back to include Hawk the tent is missing. 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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A western romp with some excellent acting by both the stars and the supporting cast.
23 July 2001 | by tneufeldSee all my reviews

This movie is more than just a lot of fun to watch. John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn are wonderful, but only because they are together. The chemistry between them is electrifying.

Richard Jordan plays his villan role to a "T". He is mean and nasty, and he keeps his character believeable to the end. There is a scene between him and Katharine Hepburn at Fort Ruby that is absolutely brilliant, you could feel the lightning flashing between their characters.

Think about the scene where the wheel broke off the wagon: Hawk gets furious with his men and Jordan's character did a great job with his part: he seem really angry, as if looks could kill. His expressions, well, it gave me the willies.

Don't you agree that Anthony Zerbe created a believeable "Breed". The two of them, Jordan and Zerbe are so believeable together. Remember the scene in the saloon when Hawk learns about the wagon being taken by Rooster? He starts to go out and Breed tells him, that he worked with Rooster for three years...and that he knows that Breed will never take Rooster? There is some great chemistry in that scene! They have tried to make movies like this before, but it hasn't happened yet: movies that made the actors create a film a success that was not relying on special affects alone, but just the characters and the story.


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