History Film / TheCowboys

5th Dec '17 7:19:37 PM Divra
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* CampCook: Nightlinger

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* CampCook: NightlingerNightlinger. Unlike most examples of this trope, Nightlinger's food is actually pretty good.
27th Jun '17 10:59:50 PM Sharysa
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: * PlayedForLaughs when the boys sneak off with a bottle of whiskey from the chuck wagon and get drunk. The youngest cowboy, by the way, is nine years old. Anderson and Nightlinger find them when they start drunkenly singing "Home On the Range". Wayne and the cook keep quiet about it. Next day, Nightlinger gives them a remedy for their "cold". John Wayne rides by, ordering the cook to make a heavy meal for dinner. The nearest boy runs off to throw up!

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: * PlayedForLaughs when the boys sneak off with a bottle of whiskey from the chuck wagon and get drunk. The youngest cowboy, by the way, is nine years old. Anderson and Nightlinger find them when they start drunkenly singing "Home On the Range". Wayne and the cook keep quiet about it. Next day, Nightlinger gives them a remedy for their "cold". John Wayne rides by, ordering the cook to make a heavy meal for dinner. The nearest boy runs off to throw up!
27th May '17 2:05:20 PM nombretomado
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** The way Anderson recruits young boys to serve on the cattle drive reminded critics of how young men were getting drafted into the VietnamWar.

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** The way Anderson recruits young boys to serve on the cattle drive reminded critics of how young men were getting drafted into the VietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
9th Feb '17 12:41:12 AM RushLimborg
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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[Spoiler: Andersen.]]

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Andersen.]]



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: * PlayedForLaughs when the boys sneak off with a bottle of whisky from the chuck wagon and get drunk. The youngest cowboy, by the way, is nine years old. Anderson and Nightlinger find them when they start drunkenly singing "Home On the Range". Wayne and the cook keep quiet about it. Next day, Nightlinger gives them a remedy for their "cold". John Wayne rides by, ordering the cook to make a heavy meal for dinner. The nearest boy runs off to throw up!

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: * PlayedForLaughs when the boys sneak off with a bottle of whisky whiskey from the chuck wagon and get drunk. The youngest cowboy, by the way, is nine years old. Anderson and Nightlinger find them when they start drunkenly singing "Home On the Range". Wayne and the cook keep quiet about it. Next day, Nightlinger gives them a remedy for their "cold". John Wayne rides by, ordering the cook to make a heavy meal for dinner. The nearest boy runs off to throw up!
9th Feb '17 12:40:05 AM RushLimborg
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* AnyoneCanDie: Including children and [[spoiler:John Wayne himself]].
* BadassBoast: This, from Jebediah Nightlinger (said while he's tied up and about to be lynched):
-->'''Nightlinger:''' "I regret trifling with married women. I'm thoroughly ashamed at cheating at cards. I deplore my occasional departures from the truth. Forgive me for taking your name in vain, my Saturday drunkenness, my Sunday sloth. Above all, forgive me for the men I've killed in anger..." (looks directly at Asa Watts) ...'''''and those I am about to'''''."

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* AnyoneCanDie: Including children and [[spoiler:John [[spoiler: John Wayne himself]].
* BadassBoast: This, from Jebediah Nightlinger (said while he's [[spoiler: tied up and about to be lynched):
lynched]]):
-->'''Nightlinger:''' "I regret trifling with married women. I'm thoroughly ashamed at cheating at cards. I deplore my occasional departures from the truth. Forgive me for taking your name in vain, my Saturday drunkenness, my Sunday sloth. Above all, forgive me for the men I've killed in anger..." (looks directly at [[spoiler: Asa Watts) ...Watts]]) ...'''''and those I am about to'''''."



%%* BittersweetEnding

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%%* BittersweetEnding* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Wil Anderson is dead, leaving a widow behind. But the kids avenge him, complete the drive, and make sure to honor his memory.]]



%%* CattleDrive
%%* ComingOfAgeStory
%%* DroppedGlasses

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%%* CattleDrive
%%* ComingOfAgeStory
%%* DroppedGlasses
* CattleDrive: The main scenario of the movie.
* ComingOfAgeStory: For the boys.
* DroppedGlasses: What leads to [[spoiler: Charlie's death.]]



* LetsGetDangerous: The boys reactions to the death of [[Creator/JohnWayne Wil Anderson]].

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* LetsGetDangerous: The boys boys' reactions to [[spoiler: the death of [[Creator/JohnWayne Wil Anderson]].]]



* MentorOccupationalHazard: Andersen.

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[Spoiler: Andersen.]]



%%* PayEvilUntoEvil

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%%* PayEvilUntoEvil* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: The boys' vengeance on Asa in particular]] gets downright ''brutal''.



* SacrificialLion: Andersen. Charlie too, though it's Andersen's, actually brought about by Watts, which motivates them to take action.

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* SacrificialLion: Andersen. Charlie [[spoiler: Andersen.]] [[spoiler: Charlie]] too, though it's [[spoiler: Andersen's, actually brought about by Watts, Watts,]] which motivates them to take action.



* WouldHurtAChild: He doesn't actually follow through, but Asa Watts, the leader of the rustlers, makes it pretty clear he has no qualms about it.

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: He doesn't actually follow through, but but]] Asa Watts, the leader of the rustlers, makes it pretty clear he has no qualms about it.
12th Nov '16 5:16:23 PM nombretomado
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* BadassGrandpa: [[JohnWayne Wil Anderson]], of course.

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* BadassGrandpa: [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne Wil Anderson]], of course.



* LetsGetDangerous: The boys reactions to the death of [[JohnWayne Wil Anderson]].

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* LetsGetDangerous: The boys reactions to the death of [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne Wil Anderson]].
4th Jun '16 1:22:20 PM Mdumas43073
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The boys learn quickly to do a man's job, but the group is being followed by a gang of ruthless rustlers....

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The boys learn quickly to do a man's job, but the group is being followed by a gang of ruthless rustlers....
rustlers led by "Long Hair" Asa Watts (Dern)...
4th Jun '16 1:20:56 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"Big mouth don't make a big man."''
-->-- '''Wil Anderson'''
4th Jun '16 1:18:41 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1972 Western film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Creator/JohnWayne.

Wil Anderson (Wayne), the grizzled proprietor of the Double O Ranch, has a herd of cattle he needs to [[CattleDrive get to market before winter]]. Unfortunately, all the able-bodied and available men have run off to join a nearby gold rush. His friend, Anse Peterson (Slim Pickens) convinces him that he could hire local schoolboys. Initially reluctant, Anderson is eventually forced to go with the idea. He ends up with 11 boys between the ages of 9 and 15. Joining them on the drive is Jebediah "Jeb" Nightlinger (Roscoe Lee Browne), their CampCook, and the first black man the boys have ever seen.

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A 1972 Western film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Creator/JohnWayne.

Creator/JohnWayne, with Roscoe Lee Browne, Creator/BruceDern, and Colleen Dewhurst in supporting roles.

Wil Anderson (Wayne), the grizzled proprietor of the Double O Ranch, has a herd of cattle he needs to [[CattleDrive get to market before winter]]. Unfortunately, all the able-bodied and available men have run off to join a nearby gold rush. His friend, friend Anse Peterson (Slim Pickens) convinces him that he could hire local schoolboys. Initially reluctant, Anderson is eventually forced to go with the idea. He ends up with 11 boys between the ages of 9 and 15. Joining them on the drive is Jebediah "Jeb" Nightlinger (Roscoe Lee Browne), (Browne), their CampCook, and the first black man the boys have ever seen.
4th Jun '16 1:15:34 PM Mdumas43073
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Wil Anderson (JohnWayne) of the Double O Ranch has a herd of cattle he needs to [[CattleDrive get to market before winter]]. Unfortunately, all the able-bodied and available men have run off to join a nearby gold rush. His friend, Anse Peterson (Slim Pickens) convinces him that he could hire local schoolboys. Initially reluctant, Anderson is eventually forced to go with the idea. He ends up with 11 boys between the ages of 9 and 15. Joining them on the drive is Jebediah "Jeb" Nightlinger (Roscoe Lee Browne), their CampCook, and the first black man the boys have ever seen.

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A 1972 Western film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Creator/JohnWayne.

Wil Anderson (JohnWayne) (Wayne), the grizzled proprietor of the Double O Ranch Ranch, has a herd of cattle he needs to [[CattleDrive get to market before winter]]. Unfortunately, all the able-bodied and available men have run off to join a nearby gold rush. His friend, Anse Peterson (Slim Pickens) convinces him that he could hire local schoolboys. Initially reluctant, Anderson is eventually forced to go with the idea. He ends up with 11 boys between the ages of 9 and 15. Joining them on the drive is Jebediah "Jeb" Nightlinger (Roscoe Lee Browne), their CampCook, and the first black man the boys have ever seen.
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