Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.
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Series cast summary:
Kevin Costner ...  'Devil' Anse Hatfield 3 episodes, 2012
Bill Paxton ...  Randall McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Matt Barr ...  Johnse Hatfield 3 episodes, 2012
Tom Berenger ...  Jim Vance 3 episodes, 2012
Powers Boothe ...  Judge Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield 3 episodes, 2012
Andrew Howard ...  'Bad' Frank Phillips 3 episodes, 2012
Jena Malone ...  Nancy McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Sarah Parish ...  Levicy Hatfield 3 episodes, 2012
Lindsay Pulsipher ...  Roseanna McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Ronan Vibert ...  Perry Cline 3 episodes, 2012
Joe Absolom ...  Selkirk McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Noel Fisher ...  Ellison 'Cotton Top' Mounts 3 episodes, 2012
Boyd Holbrook ...  William 'Cap' Hatfield 3 episodes, 2012
Tom McKay ...  Jim McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Sam Reid ...  Tolbert McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Mare Winningham ...  Sally McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Greg Patmore ...  Good Lias Hatfield / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Max Deacon ...  Calvin McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
John Bell ...  Audie / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Nick Dunning ...  Preacher Dyke Garrett 3 episodes, 2012
Katie Griffiths ...  Alifair McCoy 3 episodes, 2012
Joy McBrinn ...  Aunt Betty Blankenship 3 episodes, 2012
Adam Jones ...  Bartender Wiggins / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Darrell Fetty ...  Doc Rutherford 2 episodes, 2012
Jon Bloch ...  T. C. Crawford 3 episodes, 2012
Bill Millsap ...  Drunk / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Michael Woods ...  Cat Miller 2 episodes, 2012
Park Chisolm Park Chisolm ...  Urban Father 2 episodes, 2012
Stacha Hicks ...  Urban Mother 2 episodes, 2012
Levi Bowling Levi Bowling ...  David Hatfield 3 episodes, 2012
Jilon VanOver ...  Ransom Bray 2 episodes, 2012
Damian O'Hare ...  Ellison Hatfield 2 episodes, 2012
Andy Gathergood ...  Skunkhair Tom Wallace 2 episodes, 2012
Christopher Hatherall Christopher Hatherall ...  French Ellis 2 episodes, 2012
Noah Taylor ...  Lark Varney 2 episodes, 2012
Ben Cartwright ...  Parris McCoy 2 episodes, 2012
Jack Laskey ...  Squirrel-Huntin' Sam McCoy 2 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Fredrick Jonathan Fredrick ...  Jefferson McCoy 2 episodes, 2012
Michael Jibson ...  Phamer McCoy 2 episodes, 2012
Chad Hugghins Chad Hugghins ...  Harmon McCoy 2 episodes, 2012
Tyler Jackson Tyler Jackson ...  Bud McCoy 2 episodes, 2012
Alixandra von Renner ...  Kate Schoonover 2 episodes, 2012
Lloyd Hutchinson ...  Floyd Hatfield 1 episode, 2012
Michael Greco Michael Greco ...  Bill Staton 1 episode, 2012
Rebecca Calder ...  Martha McCoy 1 episode, 2012
Serbanescu Florin Serbanescu Florin ...  Tom Chambers 1 episode, 2012
Constantin Viscreanu Constantin Viscreanu ...  Alex Messer 1 episode, 2012
Ionut Alexandru Ionut Alexandru ...  Charlie Gillespie 1 episode, 2012
James Carroll Jordan ...  Sheriff Maynard 2 episodes, 2012
Rob Moran ...  John B. Floyd 2 episodes, 2012
David Kennedy ...  Bob Levinger 1 episode, 2012
Michael Mears ...  Mr. Goodpasture 2 episodes, 2012
Stuart Martin ...  Wounded Rebel Soldier 1 episode, 2012
Rio Fanning Rio Fanning ...  Farmer Volunteer 2 episodes, 2012


The story of the feud that nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy were close friends until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their homes -- Hatfield in West Virginia and McCoy in Kentucky -- to increasing tensions and misunderstandings that quickly lead to all-out warfare between the clans (partially caused by a stolen pig). As hostilities grow and outside forces become involved in the fight, the states where the families live are brought to the brink of another war as the feud makes international headlines, the states' governors clash and the U.S. Supreme Court eventually intervenes. Written by Jwelch5742

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Never Forgive. Never Forget.


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Devil Anse Hatfield's agnosticism of Christianity as depicted in the show is historically accurate. Devil Anse's baptism occurred in 1911, when he was 72 years old. See more »


In the initial civil war battle scenes Anse Hatifield encounters a young wounded soldier about to kill himself. The soldier's revolver is a cartridge conversion ( a percussion, cap & ball revolver converted to accept metallic cartridges). Such conversions had not yet been perfected during the civil war. See more »


Referenced in Hillbilly Elegy (2020) See more »

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Them's ornery critters in them hills!
8 June 2012 | by NutzieFaginSee all my reviews

I was first pulled into The Hatfields and McCoys by the trailer. It shows the usual teaser scenes but the song "Bartholemew" by the The Silent Comedy is one of those songs that just stays in your head and makes you remember. It also has a distinct rocking chair rhythm with a blue grassy sound which is a perfect accompaniment toward the series. I would suggest to check out the other songs on their album,"Common Faults" by The Silent Comedy. I think we will hear more from this group in the future.

But anyway,knowing some of the history of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys, I made no real plans to see it. So much parody, jokes and even cartoons have been made of the infamous battle between two clans, that I thought this would be another stinker. But one night the History Channel was repeating the series, nothing else on TV, I decided what the heck!All I can say, I don't know exactly why, but it was like picking up a book and not being able to put it down.

The acting is probably what impressed me. It's good! Kevin Costner does a fine performance as the brooding, yet ornery Devil Anise Hatfield and Bill Paxton as the quiet, "moral seeker" Randall McCoy. Both show a proud fierceness of being the head of two large families and surviving in the rugged wilderness of Kentucky and West Virginia. The rest of the supporting cast does more than lend affirmation toward their characters but they give the film a finer spice and freshness like the mountain air. The only strange thing is that the entire series was filmed in Romania....Romania? A lot of viewers were disappointed that it was not filmed on location by the Tug River near Kentucky and West Virginia. My guess is that it may be cheaper to film in a remote foreign country or a lot of the original locations may have been modernized by buildings or just plain gone.

The Hatfields and McCoys probably take some dramatic liberties to further the plot line, but not much. The most infamous story line is the love story between Johnes Hatfield and Rosanna McCoy. Rosanna did save Johnes's life on that night her brothers took him away to kill him, by riding on horseback thru a dark night to warn Devil Anise. But some have disputed that Johnes was all not that infatuated with Rosanna, and the reason he abandoned her was that he was a notorious womanizer. Johnese decided that being with Rosanna was too dangerous and did not want to deal with the McCoys and that he was not ready to settle down with a family. But whatever the real story, Rosanna's fate was the most tragic.

I was warned the scenes were gory and bloody--sorry--I've seen horror films that were far worse. But some of the murderous acts fighting, and cold hearted acts may upset some viewers. I've heard some say that it pokes fun at religion and with a scene of a ruckus in a church meeting house with a preacher. I never took it that way--it was a tough life living back then and especially in that location. It may have influenced some people to commit acts of violence because they felt the knowing need for survival.

So what can be said about the entire Hatfield and McCoy feud? Two proud families headed by two fierce proud patriarchs that took escalation incidents and lead them to a tragic bloodbath. And that is what the conclusion heading too---it consumed some of the family members while giving us a haunting lesson of what revenge mixed with family pride can do. Would it have ended differently if Devil Anise and Randall took other steps---maybe but probably not. In any event, The Hatfields and McCoys can be historical reminders of how violence or wars can abruptly start while consuming others with tragic consequences.

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28 May 2012 (USA) See more »

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