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Goin' South (1978)

Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry Lloyd Moon
... Julia Tate Moon
... Deputy Towfield
... Deputy Hector
... Hermine, Moon's Old Gang
... Sheriff Andrew Kyle
Jeff Morris ... Big Abe, Moon's Old Gang
... Hog, Moon's Old Gang
... Coogan, Moon's Old Gang
Gerald H. Reynolds ... Polty, Rail Road Manager
... Lorette Anderson
George W. Smith ... Mr. Anderson
... Diane Haber
... Whitey Haber
Maureen Byrnes ... Mrs. Warren
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Texas, shortly after the Civil War. Henry Moon is an outlaw, on the run from the law. He is captured trying to escape to Mexico and taken back to town to be hanged. The town has a special law that a condemned man can walk free if one of the single women of the town offer to marry him. Henry is in luck - at the last moment Julia Tate offers to marry him, and pretty soon they are married. However, Henry soon discovers that Julia's motives are purely business-orientated - she needs someone to work the mine on her property. This makes for a very cold marriage. Written by grantss

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6 October 1978 (USA)  »

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Con el lazo al cuello  »

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$7,435,671, 31 December 1978
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lloyd and Lin Shaye appeared in Wish You Were Dead (2001). See more »

Goofs

After the ladies had their chat in the kitchen, a whistle tells that the water is boiling. The kettle shown in close up is a plain water kettle and has no whistle. See more »

Quotes

Hermine, Moon's Old Gang: [to Henry Moon just prior to his hanging] You was the best I ever had... 'cept maybe for that circus fella.
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The Paramount logo plays in reverse. See more »


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Music by Ry Cooder (uncredited)
Performed by Ry Cooder
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
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One of my favorites!
8 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I have always loved this movie, me and my family first saw it together when I was 5 years old. I loved it then but didn't understand it. Now I'm 18. This movie is directed by Jack Nicholson, he puts together a very good cast including John Belushi, Christopher Loyd, Danny Devito, and Mary Steenburgen in her first movie. He plays a wonderful,funny part in this movie as an outlaw that is saved from the gallows from a very pretty woman named Julia, she and him don't get along at first, they have nothing in common then they learn how to get along by a strange coincidence. One of my top five Jack Nicholson films one for the family and everyone!


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