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Goin' South (1978)

PG
105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.
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Writers
John Herman Shaner (story) (screenplay) | Al Ramrus (story) (screenplay) | Charles Shyer (screenplay) | Alan Mandel (screenplay)
Cinematographer
NĂ©stor Almendros (as Nestor Almendros)
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$7,435,671
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$7,435,671
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Release date
Oct 6, 1978 (United States)

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Jack Nicholson
Henry Lloyd Moon Henry Lloyd Moon   See fewer
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Mary Steenburgen
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Christopher Lloyd
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John Belushi
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Veronica Cartwright
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Richard Bradford
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Jeff Morris
Big Abe, Moon's Old Gang Big Abe, Moon's Old Gang   See fewer
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Danny DeVito
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Tracey Walter
Coogan, Moon's Old Gang Coogan, Moon's Old Gang   See fewer
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Gerald H. Reynolds
Polty, Rail Road Manager Polty, Rail Road Manager   See fewer
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Luana Anders
Lorette Anderson Lorette Anderson   See fewer
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George W. Smith
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Lucy Lee Flippin
Diane Haber Diane Haber   See fewer
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Ed Begley Jr.
Whitey Haber Whitey Haber   See fewer
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Maureen Byrnes
Mrs. Warren Mrs. Warren   See fewer
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B.J. Merholz
Mr. Warren Mr. Warren   See fewer
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Britt Leach
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Georgia Schmidt
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Barbara Ann Grimes
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Anne Ramsey
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Marsha Ferri
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Lin Shaye
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Don McGovern
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Dennis Fimple
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Anita Terrian
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Carlton Risdon
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6.2 / 10 | 5,800 votes