Support your Local Sheriff!

Support your Local Sheriff!

DVD - 2001
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A charming drifter becomes sheriff in a rough and tumble mining town where lawmen don't last a month.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001
ISBN: 9780792849278
0792849272
Branch Call Number: DVD SUPPORT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Derringer
Mar 24, 2017

If you like happy-go-lucky, Western spoofs, then I'd confidently say that this is definitely a movie that is worth a watch.

Released in 1969 - This picture's story is set in the good-old-days of the wild, wild West.

Actor James Garner plays Jason McCullough, a sharp-shooting gambler/cowboy who drifts into the lawless, gold-rush town of Calendar one day and before he knows it, he's been unanimously elected as their "new" town sheriff.

All-in-all - Support Your Local Sheriff is an enjoyable parody of a genre that's always ripe for a good-natured ribbing, now and again.

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 05, 2017

Movie ribbed the western genre, archetype characters & rose tinted nostalgia.
Great ensemble cast.

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Gizmo_Joe
Oct 24, 2016

This is a pretty good Western/Comedy from 1969. It's definitely James Garner's appealing and totally likeable character who keeps one interested to see what's gonna happen next in the lawless, gold-rush town of Calendar.

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bookbabe13
Apr 23, 2016

I absolutely love this movie. I love the scene at the jail. James Gardner at his best.

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msemos
Dec 21, 2015

typical james garner character. humorous and light. worth watching on a slow evening

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Amber L Moreno
Oct 01, 2015

Any James Garner fan will like this movie well enough, but it's a common formula that may not keep your attention.

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mswrite
Jul 24, 2014

Oh, I love this movie. Every single minute of this 1969 comic western is fun. James Garner gives perhaps his most relaxed and amiable performance (an echo of the wisecracking charmer he played a decade earlier on television's "Maverick") as Jason McCullough, who--as he keeps reminding everyone--is just passing through on his way to Australia. His stop off in wild, woolly, and extremely expensive Calendar, Colorado leads unexpectedly to his hire as town sheriff, and the droll exchanges and encounters between the bemused newcomer and the various denizens of Calendar (each of whom seem to be taking bets on how long he'll last) are an ongoing delight. The amusing townsfolk include Jason's irascible new boss Mayor Perkins, played by the evergreen Harry Morgan, his reluctant deputy, the former "town character" Jake (the great Jack Elam) his first arrest, Joe Danby (played with relish by Bruce Dern who appears here to be sending up the menacing character he played opposite Clint Eastwood, another inadvertent lawman, in 1968's "Hang 'Em High"), Danby's confused and aggravated father Pa Danby (the peerless Walter Brennan), and Jason's love interest Prudy, Mayor Perkins's quirky, prickly daughter played by the wonderful Joan Hackett. An affectionate nod to legendary character performers Henry Jones and Kathleen Freeman, as well, both of whom know how to steal a scene without even trying. If you love westerns--or even if you don't--"Support Your Local Sheriff" is a must see comedy classic. RIP, James Garner--we will not see your likes again.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Nov 10, 2012

In this two-fisted, double-barrelled Western spoof from 1969, I'd confidently say that the big, burly James Garner was perfectly cast as the cool-headed, no-nonsense cowboy-turned-sheriff.

Set in the good-old-days of the wild, wild West, Garner played Jason McCullough, a sharp-shooting gambler/cowboy who drifts into the lawless, gold-rush town of Calendar one day and before he knows it, he's been unanimously elected as their "new" town sheriff.

Reluctant, at first, to take on this seemingly thankless job where all odds for success seem to be stacked against him, McCullough, surprisingly enough, manages to clean up dusty, dirty, old Calendar in record time.

Well, he almost cleans it up that fast.

As it turns out, he's still got to deal with the ruthless, cut-throat, shoot-em-up Danby Clan, headed by that mean and ornery cuss everyone calls "Pa".

All-in-all, Support Your Local Sheriff was an enjoyable parody of a genre that's always ripe for a good-natured ribbing, now and again.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

A charming drifter becomes sheriff in a rough and tumble mining town where lawmen don't last a month.
James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Jack Elam, Henry Jones, Bruce Dern.

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