An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.
Did You Know?
This film was a pet project of Tommy Lee Jones as it depicts his own heritage. He was born in San Saba, Texas and his grandparents were in a similar situation to the families in this movie. See more
Almost all of the costumes are obviously brand-new, with no attempt to age them. This is particularly noticeable in the first scene, with the close-up shot of the chaps, which had supposedly had at least two years' use. See more
Tommy, I ain't never been killed in my life.