Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
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as Jason McCullough
as Prudy Perkins
as Pa Danby
as Olly Perkins
as Joe Danby
as Preacher Henry Jackson
as Fred Johnson
as Luke Danby
as Tom Danby
as Mrs. Danvers
as Bar Girl
as Bordello Girl
as Thomas Devery
Critic Reviews for Support Your Local Sheriff!
Veteran Western director Burt Kennedy shoots a pleasing irreverent parody on the genre.
Garner brings a variation on his 'Maverick' persona to this classic satirical Western... does for Westerns what The Princess Bride did for fairy-tale fantasy.
Classic comedy-western gem, with fantastic performances from Garner and the supporting cast. Not quite as good as SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER, though.
Not bad Garner vehicle.
No, it's not "Maverick" but an amazing facsimile.
Audience Reviews for Support Your Local Sheriff!
Inspired, funny, and likable James Garner vehicle - slightly nuanced yet still magically in line w his Maverick and Rockford Files fun. A Western w sly tongue-in-cheek humor, and none of the over-the-top silliness of a typical farce while keeping things open to genuine camaraderie. Not to be missed, especially by Garner fans.
This movie was made at the beginning of the downward spiral of the Western Movies. James Garner made this movie a few years after the Maverick TV show was cancelled. It's basically just a longer version of a Maverick episode. There is no real story, just a spoof of all the western clichés. The main joke is a spoof of Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Between this movie, its sequel, and Blazing Saddles the serious Western died except for Clint Eastwood movies. The sequel to this movie is Support Your Local Gunfighter. It's much funnier and has a real story. I didn't see this movie until it came out on TV in the 1970's. It will make you laugh but only if you're a Western fan and get the jokes.
James Garner plays sheriff against a daddy and his rotten sons. It's lighthearted and fun.
Support Your Local Sheriff! Quotes
|Jake:||you want me to tell Joe Damby that he is under arrest for murder? What will you do once he kills me?|
|Jason McCullough:||Then I'll arrest him for both murders|
|Jason McCullough:||Then I'll arrest him for both murders.|