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A man from the city returns to his small home town in the countryside to live like a farmer. He finds couple of friends among the locals, but people running the town want his land.

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Credited cast:
James Brolin ... Ward McNally
Ted Danson ... Dale Weeks
George DiCenzo ... Davis Bentlow
Robert Keith Robert Keith ... Rusty
Michael Pataki ... Sheriff Grover
Annie Potts ... D.G.
Randy Quaid ... Evan Coleman
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A man from the city returns to his small home town in the countryside to live like a farmer. He finds couple of friends among the locals, but people running the town want his land.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Maypearl, Texas, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Feel-good TV movie
29 April 2009 | by David_PortaSee all my reviews

I saw this so long ago, when it was first on TV, and I have never forgotten that I really did enjoy it, and that it starred James Brolin (who I knew from the big-screen movie, "Westworld").

It is not a shoot 'em up western. It's not a cowboy movie, despite the title.

It is set in a contemporary rural America. I forgot the plot, but ReelzChannel.com says it is about ex ghetto teacher Brolin hiring rodeo guy Danson to fix up the ranch he has moved to; and the conflict with the locals.

Mainly, I remember this for Brolin's character and performance having a quiet, contemplative vibe, his being a guy who wants peace, is slow to anger, and harbors no ill will. A man of stillness and deep integrity.

And cinematography with beautiful country images. Fir trees. Barn. Boulder overlooking mountain vistas. And the overall presentation evoking a love of the country life out west.

If it makes its way back to the land of broadcast or video, it is worth catching.

The last episode of Season 1 of "Cheers" aired 31 March 1983, exactly one month prior to this TV movie.


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