Goin' South (1978)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 3
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Sentenced to hang in a backwater western town, horse thief Henry Moon (Jack Nicholson) is saved when frontierswoman Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) agrees to marry him. Taking advantage of the town law that prohibits the execution of married men, Moon follows Tate back to her ranch, planning all the while to escape at the first possible opportunity. But Tate insists that he honor his end of the bargain at work on the ranch. She has no intention of consummating the union, a fact that drives the
Jan 1, 1978 Wide
Jun 4, 2002
Paramount Home Video
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Gerald H. Reynolds
Lucy Lee Flippin
Ed Begley Jr
Don Charles McGovern
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Jack Nicholson playing Gabby Hayes is interesting, even amusing at times, but Hayes was never a leading man, which Goin' South desperately needs.
Nicholson's second film as director, a wonderfully beguiling Western...
Jack Nicholson is hilarious in this underrated comedy Western.
Nicholson does a markedly better job with the material than anyone could have expected.
A waste of time. One to avoid - especially if you're a fan of the frequently spectacular Jack Nicholson.
Audience Reviews for Goin' South
- Henry Moon: In my time, I had put a girl or two in tune with nature.
- Julia Tate: I'm sure nature is very grateful.
- Julia Tate: Better blisters than neck burns.
- Hermine: You was the best I ever had, except for that circus fella.
- Henry Moon: I wouldn't take you to a dogfight if you was the defending champ.
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