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True Grit

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
True Grit


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U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.
Title: True grit
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount Home Entertainment,, [2007]
Edition: Special collector's ed. Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures presents a Hal Wallis production ; screenplay by Marguerite Roberts ; directed by Henry Hathaway
Notes: Title from container
From the novel by Charles Portis
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969
Special features: Commentary by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Boze Bell and J. Stuart Rosebrook; True writing; working with the Duke; "Aspen gold:" the locations of True grit; "The law and the lawless;" theatrical trailer
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Summary: U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, USA, 1970: Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role (John Wayne)
Branch Call Number: DVD Western TRUE
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Report This Aug 06, 2013
  • stk22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sorry to all those who liked the remake. I liked it, too. But it does not even come close to this fun, adventurous, western classic. The trio of John Wayne, Glen Campbell and Kim Darby create a chemistry rarely seen in today's cinema. Look for a stellar supporting cast including Strother Martin, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper. I highly recommend this classic.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another excellent Western from Henry Hathaway (The Sons Of Katie Elder). I find it hard to believe this was John Wayne's only Best Actor Oscar (e.g. The Searchers). Co-starring 'The Rhinestone(less) Cowboy' (Glen Campbell), Kim Darby and her boy's haircut, (who I found annoying when I first saw this many moons ago, but she's grown on me over the years -- she's got spunk and goes toe-to-toe w/Wayne... everybody actually), Robert Duvall, Strother Martin, and Dennis Hopper (who routinely got the crap kicked out of him in so many Westerns... exceptionally brutally this time). I was pleasantly surprised with the Coen bros. remake, too. I couldn't pick a better actor to carry on Rooster Cogburn than Jeff Bridges. There will always only be one Duke, though. Good stuff. FIVE STARS.

Report This Jun 08, 2012
  • downsman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Coen Brothers/Jeff Bridges version but the Duke's version is still the best, with Robert Duvall demonstrating the potential to be the great actor he became.

Report This Jul 14, 2011
  • waterloo7171 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Both versions of this classic movie appear valid. The book must be pretty good to have inspired two feature films over the years. In both films its a question of who you prefer as more larger than life character. Wayne and Bridges both do a great job in somewhat different ways. The newer version of the film expands more on what happens to the girl at the end. The older one concentrates more on how her dad was wrongly murdered in the beginning of the story.

Report This Jul 11, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of John Wayne's best movie.

Report This Jul 05, 2011
  • Arthur406 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

absoulute classic; only ocsar John Wayne won. New one's just as good without John Wayne

Report This Jun 26, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I haven't seen the Cohen Bros. one yet, but I can't imagine that it improves on the original. Great dialogue and story, a strong female character. And beautiful scenery.

Report This Apr 25, 2011
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Better than the 2010 version ... recommend Cat Ballou if you like this kind of old west movies about young girl hiring infamous gunman to avenge own father's killer.

Report This Apr 05, 2011
  • jayheel329 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I read the book AND saw the Jeff Bridges movie before seeing the John Wayne version, so I got a little bored & fell asleep during this DVD as I already knew the story. I was impressed with the girl actress in this film, as I think she probably matched the character of Mattie Ross pretty well--except that, I bet that women from the 1800's all had long hair.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ned Pepper: "What's your intention? Do you think one on four is a dogfall?" Rooster Cogburn: "I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?" Ned Pepper: "I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man." Rooster Cogburn: "Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!"

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