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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

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U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day nineteenth century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals, and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism, a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is. Written by FX Publicity

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Raylan Givens was previously played by James Le Gros in Pronto (1997), based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. LeGros also portrayed petty criminal Wade Messer in the series. See more »

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It is clear from the surrounding countryside in more than a few episodes that while the series is set in SE Kentucky, it isn't filmed there. This includes scenes with treeless mountains in the background and semi-arid landscapes. See more »

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Tim Gutterson: No admission, huh? Did you try flirting?
Raylan Givens: He was immune to my charms.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Said Heroes only.
Tim Gutterson: Oh ok. You show them your ass wound?
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well, I didn't think it was that kind of evening.
Tim Gutterson: Evening soldier. Uh, I didn't bring my cape. I'm guessing this will suffice.
[shows Military ID]
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Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) See more »

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Long Hard Times To Come
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Written by Rench and T.O.N.E-z
Performed by Gangstagrass featuring T.O.N.E-z
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Raylen Givins is a great character
17 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical about this show based on a couple of the previews that I saw (I am so over the Matrix/300/Spartacus slow motion fight scenes), but I liked Tim Olyphant on season 2 of Damages so I thought I would give it a try. I really liked the first episode. Raylen Givins is a complete bad a**! It is well written and had several great lines that made me pause and rewind. The secondary characters were also interesting. I especially liked Raylen childhood friend turned Neo-Nazi, Boyd. I hope that each episode uncovers more about Raylen and what makes him tick. Give Justified a watch and you won't be disappointed.


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