History Film / SupportYourLocalSheriff

27th Aug '16 4:22:54 PM BigJaredMonkey
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'''''Support Your Local Sheriff''''' is a 1969 western spoof from Creator/UnitedArtists, directed by Burt Kennedy, and starring James Garner, in which the calm hyper-competent Jason [=McCullough=] (Garner) becomes the sheriff of a rowdy western boomtown, mostly because he needs the money. With the questionable help of his scruffy deputy Jake (Jack Elam), he defeats the local robber baron (Walter Brennan), cleans up the town and gets the girl (Joan Hackett), casually subverting most standard western tropes in the process.

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'''''Support Your Local Sheriff''''' is a 1969 western spoof from Creator/UnitedArtists, directed by Burt Kennedy, and starring James Garner, in which the calm hyper-competent Jason [=McCullough=] (Garner) becomes the sheriff of a rowdy western boomtown, mostly because he needs the money. With the questionable help of his scruffy deputy Jake (Jack Elam), (Creator/JackElam), he defeats the local robber baron (Walter Brennan), cleans up the town and gets the girl (Joan Hackett), casually subverting most standard western tropes in the process.



* FacialDialogue: One of Jack Elam's specialties. It's one of the reasons he was such a successful comedic character actor.

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* FacialDialogue: One of Jack Elam's Creator/JackElam's specialties. It's one of the reasons he was such a successful comedic character actor.
25th Jun '16 10:26:12 PM PsychoGecko
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* FailedASpotCheck: It might explain why their shooting was so bad that the entire group of bad guys at the final gunfight completely miss the Sheriff and Jake hauling Joe out and restraining him to the local cannon at the end of the street when almost all of them are shooting that way.
8th Feb '16 2:42:26 AM Geoduck
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* HeadDesk: In SYLG, Garner very deliberately and ceremoniously thumps his head on a wall beam after once again succumbing to his roulette compulsion.



* PocketProtector: Subverted and played straight

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* PocketProtector: Subverted and played straightstraight.



'''Mayor Olly Perkins''': Well, it sure would have, if it hadn't been for all them other bullets flyin' in from everywhere.

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'''Mayor Olly Perkins''': Well, it sure would have, if it hadn't been for all them other bullets flyin' in from everywhere.everywhere!



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "What that fella said just now ain't exactly true. Only two of our sheriffs got killed. The third quit kinda sudden-like. Don't think he had quite the right temperament for the job."



* WalkingTheEarth: Garner's character has been "going to Australia" ...for at least 4 years. And he never gets there.

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* WalkingTheEarth: Garner's character [=McCullough=] has been "going to Australia" ...for at least 4 years. And he never gets there.
8th Feb '16 2:27:24 AM Geoduck
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* RunningGag: Pa Danby's sons throwing his own quotes back in his face.

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* RunningGag: Pa Danby's sons throwing his own quotes back in his face. Also the pack of dogs roaming the streets of the town; by the end of the film, they're the only thing that hasn't changed.
7th Jan '16 9:43:49 AM cdrood
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* GenreSavvy: McCullough pretty much knows that tropes related to Westerns are just ways to get a man killed.

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* GenreSavvy: McCullough [=McCullough=] pretty much knows that tropes related to Westerns are just ways to get a man killed.
7th Jan '16 9:43:16 AM cdrood
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* GenreSavvy: McCullough pretty much knows that tropes related to Westerns are just ways to get a man killed.
13th Jun '15 2:25:48 AM Geoduck
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* LegendaryImposter: Garner and Elam's characters attempt this in SYLG, leading to the real thing being summoned to the town.

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* LegendaryImposter: LegendaryImpostor: Garner and Elam's characters attempt this in SYLG, leading to the real thing being summoned to the town.


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* RunningGag: Pa Danby's sons throwing his own quotes back in his face.
13th Jun '15 2:12:42 AM Geoduck
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!!The two films provide examples of:

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!!The two films provide provides examples of:



* TheGamblingAddict: Garner's character in SYLG can't stop betting on roulette spins.



* HumiliationConga: Prudence suffers through one in SYLS.



* LegendaryImposter: Garner and Elam's characters attempt this in SYLG, leading to the real thing being summoned to the town.



* QuickDraw: [=McCullough=] gives Jake some lessons in this.



* {{Slapstick}}: Prudence suffers through a session of this, ending with her in a tree, in her underwear, with dripping-wet hair, while one of her neighbors [[HeadDesk regales]] the hunky new sheriff with an account of the time at the town picnic when she got said hair caught in an ice-cream maker.



* WhatTheHellHero: Parodied in the first film, when [=McCullough=] announces he is considering just skipping town instead of facing a massive gunfight, and Prudence replies, in total sincerity, that she thinks that's an excellent and highly mature idea.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Parodied in the first film, when [=McCullough=] announces he is considering just skipping town instead of facing a massive gunfight, and Prudence replies, in total sincerity, that she thinks that's an excellent and highly mature idea.


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12th May '15 1:46:44 AM Amethyst
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** It coincidentally happens to be a PunnyName as well ("Madame Orr's House" (Whorehouse)

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** It coincidentally happens to be a PunnyName as well ("Madame Orr's House" (Whorehouse)[Whorehouse] )
12th May '15 1:45:57 AM Amethyst
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** It coincidentally happens to be a PunnyName as well ("Madame Orr" (Whore)

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** It coincidentally happens to be a PunnyName as well ("Madame Orr" (Whore)Orr's House" (Whorehouse)
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