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Goodnight for Justice (2011)

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When John Goodnight was a boy he watched in the weeds as his entire family was killed in a ruthless outlaw attack. Now as a circuit judge of the western territories Goodnight travels the west protecting the innocent from injustice.

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Jason Priestley

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Tippi Dobrofsky, Neal H. Dobrofsky (as Neal Dobrofsky)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... John Goodnight
Lara Gilchrist ... Kate Ramsey
Ron Lea ... Dan Reed
Adrian Hough ... William Goodnight
Terence Kelly ... Store Owner
Sam Duke ... Young John Goodnight
Ingrid Tesch ... Ada Goodnight
Lawrence Haegert Lawrence Haegert ... Deputy
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Frank LeGrange
Tom Butler ... Judge Aldous Shaw
Gabrielle Rose ... Rebecca Shaw
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Sheriff
Brett Dier ... Young Clerk
Hrothgar Mathews ... Harlan Ayles
Reg Tupper ... Ayles' Lawyer
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Storyline

It's the late nineteenth century US. When he was a boy in the Wyoming Territory, John William Goodnight was on a covered wagon that passed as the local stagecoach in the area with his farmer parents and Judge Aldous Shaw and his wife Rebecca Shaw, who the Goodnights had only just met before the start of their travels from what was then a town called Dry Gulch, which has now been renamed Crooked Stick. Targeting Judge Shaw who had just convicted their partner, bandits attacked the wagon, killing all on board except John and Mrs. Shaw, who ended up raising John as her own. A Chicago lawyer who believes in the law but not in lawyers, John, who lives hard and according to Rebecca should long ago have been dead because of it, has just been appointed by the Governor of Illinois as a circuit court judge for the Wyoming Territory, known as the most lawless region on the continent. Rebecca is the one who arranged this appointment, as she feels that John's recklessness is due to still being ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

This was Winston Rekert's final acting role before his death on September 14, 2012 at the age of 63. See more »

Quotes

John Goodnight: It's just that the Wyoming territory is the most dangerous, lawless place in America!
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Followed by Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts (2013) See more »

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Not deep but not bad
21 April 2011 | by dmstokes73See all my reviews

A fast living city lawyer gets press ganged into being the Circuit Judge in the backwater State he originated from. This brings the opportunity to search for the killer of his family.

Not a profound or deep movie I felt there was a lot of opportunity missed in the development of some characters and situations. It seemed the director could not work out what the main point of the movie was, John Goodnight finding himself through representing law in tiny rural communities or the quest to avenge the death of his family. The result is a slightly disconnect piece where it does not run smoothly.

Lara Gilchrist puts in a respectable performance as the female lead in the second half and Luke Perry does a reasonable lead. It is a lightweight Western which will appeal to fans of the genre but probably not excite wider audiences. Worth watching but not destined to become anything beyond an unmemorable Saturday night in.


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