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The Good Old Boys (1995)

An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.

Director:

Tommy Lee Jones

Writers:

Elmer Kelton (book), Tommy Lee Jones (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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A rancher trains a group of boys to herd his cattle. A remake of the 1972 film, 'The Cowboys'.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Hewey Calloway
Terry Kinney ... Walter Calloway
Frances McDormand ... Eve Calloway
Sam Shepard ... Tarnell
Sissy Spacek ... Spring Renfro
Wilford Brimley ... C.C. Tarpley
Walter Olkewicz ... Fat Gervin
Matt Damon ... Cotton Calloway
Blayne Weaver ... Tommy Calloway
Bruce McGill ... City Marshall
Larry Mahan Larry Mahan ... Blue Hannigan
Richard Andrew Jones ... Alvin Lawdermilk (as Richard Jones)
Karen Jones Karen Jones ... Cora Lawdermilk
Park Overall ... Florence
Laura Poe ... 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) »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobri stari momci See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Eve Calloway: You're a cripple with two good legs!
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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12 July 1999 | by lele77See all my reviews

I rented this movie 2 years ago, and then I went straight to the movie store to buy it! Tommy Lee Jones is one of my favorite actors. I haven't seen him in a role I didn't like! I was delighted to see that he could write and direct so well. I also love Matt Damon's acting in everything he does.

Matt's character, Cotton, is the nephew of Tommy Lee's character, Hewey. Cotton has a hard time welcoming Hewey back after Hewey spent two years of seeing "beautiful country" on horseback. Uncle Hewey promised Cotton, 16, some things when he was younger and never came through. It's entertaining and enjoyable watching their relationship mend. This is a great family movie that I have shared with my family several times. I suggest you watch it and share it with yours!


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