The Cowboys

Production year: 1971

Western PG   Running time: 2:15

IMDB rating:   7.4     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

John Wayne has brawled bare-knuckled, gunned down desperadoes, fought jungle wars and piloted the skies. But The Cowboys gives him one of his juiciest roles as a leather-tough rancher who, deserted by his regular help, hires eleven greenhorn schoolboys for a cattle drive across 400 treacherous miles. When the dust settles, Wayne gives one of his best performances. In The Cowboys, Rex Reed wrote, "All the forces that have made him a dominant personality as well as a major screen presence seem to combine. Old Dusty Britches can act." Co-starring the equally memorable Roscoe Lee Browne, Colleen Dewhurst and Bruce Dern, The Cowboys is exciting proof of Wayne's ability.

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Features

Audio commentary
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Production notes
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

13 Theatrical Trailers Of John Wayne Movies From The 1930s Through The 1970
Vintage Featurette The Breaking Of Boys And The Making Of Men
Commentary by Director Mark Rydell
New Cast/Director Reunion Featurette The Cowboys, Together Again
The Cowboys