This turn-of-the-century Western about a West Texas cowboy struggling with the encroachment of modern civilization and his own middle age marks the directorial debut of Tommy Lee Jones. Based on the novel by Elmer Kenton.
Tommy Lee Jones - American actor
Tom Lee Jones - American actor
Wilford Brimley - American supporting actor
A. Wilford Brimley - American supporting actor
Sissy Spacek - Oscar winning actress, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER
Mary Elizabeth Spacek - Oscar winning actress, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER
Terry Kinney - Actor/"Last Mohicans"
Matt Damon - American actor, screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Sam Shepard - Actor, playwright,
Samuel Shepard Rogers - Actor, playwright,
Frances McDormand - American Actress
Tommy Lee Jones stars as Hewey Calloway, a big-hearted but stubbornly independent cowboy who's lived on his own for over 40 years. Now, at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Old West is dying and newfangled technology like electric lights and automobiles is changing the world forever, Calloway begins to wonder if it's time to change his life as well. The action unfolds when he visits his brother's family on a homestead in a small West Texas town. When a banker wants to foreclose on their property, Calloway helps them fight to keep the farm. He also meets and falls in love with the local schoolteacher, played by Sissy Spacek. While his love for the schoolteacher makes him consider settling down, a visit from a rambunctious and irreverent old friend pulls him towards the life he's left behind.
Originally broadcast on TNT, Sunday March 5, 199.5 Directorial and writing debut for actor Tommy Lee Jones. Filmed on locations in Alpine and Del Rio, Texas. Score is by John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Filmed in Foto-Kem color; Panavision Equipment. Copyright 1995 Turner Pictures Worldwide.