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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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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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

Matt Damon said that in 1995, he was paid $20,000 to be in Tommy Lee Jones film The Good Old Boys (1995). He was able to hang out with Jones all summer and the money kept Damon and Ben Affleck free from having to take other jobs so that they could write Good Will Hunting (1997). See more »

Quotes

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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Fine movie
12 March 2005 | by jimbo55See all my reviews

I just wanted mainly to comment on another reviewer's review, in which he thought the ending was unrealistic. It just happens that the author, Elmer Kelton, grew up on West Texas ranches and probably knows at least as many cowboys as that reviewer and is a well respected Western author. I would like to see more of his books made into movies. I was working in the Ft. Davis area during the summer the movie was being made there. Tommy Lee Jones is also a West Texan and seems to know how to portray them well on screen. My favorite scene is when Hewey Callaway and his friend rope the old car at the rodeo in San Angelo. Also a very funny one is the one where Hewey shakes the dog urine off a weed onto the pants leg of the Fat banker, resulting in the dog urinating on his leg.


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