The Good Old Boys

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The Good Old Boys ★★½ 1995

Debuting as both director and cowriter, Jones also stars as aging cowpoke Hewey Calloway. The n'er-do-well Hewey makes a surprise visit to the hardscrabble 1906 Texas farm of brother Walter (Kinney), whose wife Eve (McDormand) is none too happy to see the wanderer. But Walter needs help, the local banker (Brimley) is about to foreclose, and Hewey is also taken with spirited schoolmarm Spring Renfro (Spacek, who also starred with Jones in “Coal-Miner's Daughter”). And even Hewey realizes that the 20th century is going to change his way of life forever. Easygoing drama with a fine cast. 118m/C VHS . Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Terry Kinney, Frances McDormand, Wilford Brimley, Sam Shepard, Walter Olkewicz, Matt Damon, Bruce McGill, Park Overall, Richard Jones; D: Tommy Lee Jones; W: J.T. Allen, Tommy Lee Jones; C: Alan Caso; M: John McEuen.