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1[[quoteright:300:]] ²²''Rooster Cogburn'', also known as ''Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)'', is a 1975 film sequel to the 1969 western film ''Film/TrueGrit''. The film stars Creator/JohnWayne, in his penultimate film, who reprises his role as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Creator/KatharineHepburn co-stars as spinster Eula Goodnight, who teams up with Rooster to recover a stolen shipment of nitroglycerin and find her father's killer.²²Because of his drunkenness and questionable use of firearms, aging U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn has been stripped of his badge. But he's given a chance to redeem himself after a village in Indian Territory is overrun by a gang of violent, ruthless criminals, who've killed an elderly preacher, Rev. George Goodnight. His spinster daughter, Eula Goodnight, wants to track the criminals down and makes Rooster an unwilling partner. But Rooster must use care, because the criminals, led by Hawk and Breed, have stolen a shipment of nitroglycerine.²²----²²!!''Rooster Cogburn'' contains examples of:²* ActorAllusion: Creator/KatharineHepburn plays an uptight religious woman against a boorish man. [[Film/TheAfricanQueen Sounds familiar]].²* BadBoss: Hawk belittles his men enough throughout the movie and even throws his drink at another. Breed gets the worst of the treatment considering hes the most talented of the group.²* BelligerentSexualTension: Rooster and Goodnight's bickering gets inevitably flirtatious soon enough.²* CallBack: Rooster regales his companions with the story of his facing off against the villains in the climax of ''Film/TrueGrit''.²* CoolOldGuy: Rooster.²* CoolOldLady: Eula Goodnight²* EyepatchOfPower: Cogburn²* GatlingGood: The gatling gun as part of the wagon full of nitro. Both Rooster and Eula get a chance to fire it.²* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: Gatling guns do not fire as fast as shown in the movie.²* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Breed is by no means a good guy, but he does keep an eye on Rooster and tries to help him stay alive since it's established that they used to be friends.²* TheMissionary: Eula Goodnight²* NitroExpress: TheVillain Hawk and his outlaws have seized several crates of nitro glycerin, which they intend to use in a payroll train robbery. When Marshall Cogburn absconds their wagon with the nitro, the outlaws chase them, but are loathe to shoot at them lest they detonate the nitro. Much of the film's story centers on this cat-and-mouse game with these munitions.²* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: Marshal Cogburn sits still upon his horse during the rolling credits as Eula Goodnight rides ever further into the distance.²* USMarshal²----


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