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The Good Old Boys (1995)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Western | TV Movie 5 March 1995
An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hewey Calloway
... Walter Calloway
... Eve Calloway
... Tarnell
... Spring Renfro
... C.C. Tarpley
... Fat Gervin
... Cotton Calloway
... Tommy Calloway
... City Marshall
Larry Mahan ... Blue Hannigan
... Alvin Lawdermilk (as Richard Jones)
Karen Jones ... Cora Lawdermilk
... Florence
... Betsey
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An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.

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cowboy | range | cattle | land | country | See All (14) »

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Adventure | Western

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5 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Dobri stari momci  »

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Tommy Lee Jones's second western for television, after Lonesome Dove (1989). Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard appeared together again later the same year in Streets of Laredo (1995), the sequel to Lonesome Dove. See more »

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Hewey Calloway: Biscuit, I'm tired of this cowology. I'm tired of these mountains. And if you won't take it the wrong way, I'd just as soon talk with somebody can talk back every once in a while - you ain't said nothin' in two years.
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Good Directorial Debut
11 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I didn't even realize until after we had watched it (I guess I had somehow missed it in the beginning credits?) and came online here to review it that this TV movie was actually directed by Tommy Lee Jones, who is also the main lead in this. He did a very good job as an actor and a director both for this film, especially considering he had to do both at once.

It is a western drama about a cowboy who is rugged and wants to be free but also has the pull of "civilization" and family, who are making him more domesticated.

It's a good if predictable story and the acting make it definitely worth seeing, with a fantastic cast all around. Sam Shepard is great, as is Jones.


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