John Wayne is Wil Andersen, an aging rancher who can't find local cowboys to run his cattle drive. His solution: Hire schoolboys, who will be forced to become men fast when they're attacked by a cattle-rustling gang (headed by Bruce Dern in full psycho mode). The most controversial of the Duke's later films, The Cowboys was filmed on location in Colorado and New Mexico, and features an untypical score by John Williams, in his pre-Star Wars mode.
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- Mark Rydell
- DVD and Blu-ray
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
French, EnglishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it