In 1880 Dardanelle, Yell County, farmer Frank Ross heads with his employee Tom Chaney to Fort Smith to buy some ponies. However, he is murdered by Chaney, who steals his money and flees to the Indian Territory. Frank's teenage daughter Mattie, bookkeeper for the family business, travels with one of their employees to bring her father's body back home. Before meeting the undertaker, they witness the hangings of three men sentenced by the tough Judge Parker. Stubborn Mattie seeks out the sheriff, who tells her that he has no authority in Indian Territory; when she asks who the best Marshal is, he recommends Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, an eyepatch-sporting big old fellow who has grit to bring criminals from Indian Territory. Mattie hires the drunken Rooster and when they're ready to depart, Texas Ranger La Boeuf visits Rooster to say there's a huge reward for Tom Chaney in Texas for a senator's murder. La Boeuf joins Rooster and Mattie, and the unlikely trio begins their dangerous journey.
Country: United States Genre: Drama, Adventure, Western Release: 1969-06-11
Director: Henry Hathaway Production: Wallis Hazen Cast: Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Wilford Brimley, John Fiedler, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Strother Martin, James McEachin, Jeff Corey, Donald Woods, Myron Healey, James Westerfield, Edith Atwater, Alfred Ryder, John Doucette, Kenneth Becker, John Pickard, Ron Soble, Albert Cavens, Leon Alton, Gene Coogan, HW Gim, Forest Burns, Ken Renard, Elizabeth Harrower, Carlos Rivas, Isabel Boniface, Jay Ripley
Forty year old spinster Mattie Ross tells the story of when she was fourteen in the late nineteenth century, living in Yell County, Arkansas. Headstrong, willful, streetwise and stubborn, she felt she was best equipped between her mother and her younger brother to lead the charge to avenge the murder of her father, Frank Ross, by hired hand Tom Chaney while the two were in Fort Smith, Arkansas to run errands, the murder occurring when Tom was drunk. She learned that Tom most likely joined Lucky Ned Pepper's gang, had probably headed into the Choctaw Nation's territory, and that no one was after Tom for the murder. Believing she needed the assistance of a US marshal to carry out her mission, she decided, from the three suggested to her by the Fort Smith sheriff, to choose eye-patch adorned Rueben "Rooster" Cogburn, the most ruthless of the bunch, he being a man who generally shot to kill first before asking questions - in other words, a man with true grit. She had certain regrets in choosing Rooster if only because of his frequent take to drink. Despite Rooster's want to kill Lucky Ned, convincing him to take the job and to take her along - she insisting to ensure she got her money's worth - was more difficult than she had hoped. Another problem in Mattie getting what she believed was true justice was a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf, who was also after Tom, but for the murder of a Texas senator. If LeBoeuf got to Tom first, LeBoeuf would take him back to Texas to stand trial for that murder, instead of Tom paying for the murder of her father.
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actor: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld
Genre: Adventure, Drama Country: United States Duration: 110 min Quality: HD Release: 2010 IMDb: 7
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