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Rooster Cogburn (1975)

Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father.

Director:

Stuart Millar

Writers:

Charles Portis (suggested by the character "Rooster Cogburn" from the novel "True Grit"), Martha Hyer (as Martin Julien)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Rooster Cogburn
Katharine Hepburn ... Eula
Anthony Zerbe ... Breed
Richard Jordan ... Hawk
John McIntire ... Judge Parker
Paul Koslo ... Luke
Jack Colvin ... Red
Jon Lormer ... Rev. Goodnight
Richard Romancito Richard Romancito ... Wolf
Lane Smith ... Leroy
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Bagby
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Nose
Strother Martin ... McCoy
Tommy Lee ... Chen Lee
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Storyline

A small village in the Indian Nation that is run by a Minister Goodnight and his daughter Eula is overrun by a band of drunken thugs. They kill and rape the people of the village. Miss Goodnight then teams up with the ruthless Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn who goes after them and bring them to justice. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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The man of "True Grit" is back and look who's got him! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rooster Cogburn: A Man of True Grit See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,022,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Written by actress Martha Hyer who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running (1958). At the time, she was the wife of producer Hal B. Wallis and wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Martin Julien. See more »

Goofs

When the pack of four horses carrying dead men draped across the saddles crosses the bridge at the beginning of the movie, the next-to-last dead man is holding his arm up at an angle from where it should be, and he drops his arm at the last second before the camera moves on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rooster Cogburn: It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...
[gunshots]
Rooster Cogburn: You bastard! You - bastard!
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

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Good late wayne western
12 April 1999 | by bogart-18See all my reviews

This is the first time I've seen this film since it was made almost 25 years ago. I tend to stay away from late John Wayne and anything before Stagecoach. I really saw it for Richard Jordan as he was one of my favorites since I saw him do Shakespeare in the Park back in the 1960's. Jordan excelled in playing mean bad guys in westerns (Posse, Chato's Land) and the character of Hawk was probably the meanest he ever played. Wayne and Hepburn have good chemistry together and worked with a good script. It dragged a little towards the end, and I would have liked to see a showdown between Hawk and Cogburn, but otherwise a good western.


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