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The Cowboys


John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst View All


Mark Rydell (Director), Irving Ravetch (Screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (Screenplay), William Dale Jennings (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jan. 13th, 1972
Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes
When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's tutelage; however, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them.
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The Rodent
The overall feel of The Cowboys, is a similar coming of age story that has been used many a time before and since, but with the Western setting it gives the storyline a nice flavour.
Citizen Rules
I loved the way the film takes it time and never rushes.