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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

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 Raylan Givens (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Art Mullen (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Ava Crowder (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Tim Gutterson (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Rachel Brooks (78 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Boyd Crowder (74 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Winona Hawkins (49 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Wynn Duffy (46 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Johnny Crowder (39 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mike (32 episodes, 2011-2015)

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U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day 19th century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism - a tough, soft spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is. Written by FX Publicity

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When Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) meets Josiah Cairn (Gerald McRaney), the dialogue between them is almost verbatim to that of their roles in Deadwood (2004) as Seth Bullock (Olyphant) and George Hearst (McRaney): "Oh, come on, man. I haven't forgotten you." "Made an impression, did I?" "You could say that. That bullshit you tried pulling after the mine explosion in '85. Taking money from the widows to try to prove it was the mine's fault, then taking money from the mine to try to cover it up." See more »

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It is clear from the surrounding countryside in more than a few episodes that while the series is set in SE Kentucky, it isn't filmed there. This includes scenes with treeless mountains in the background and semi-arid landscapes. See more »

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Raylan Givens: [as he drops a bullet on a character lying on the floor] The next one will be coming at you at lot faster.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Long Hard Times To Come
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Written by Rench and T.O.N.E-z
Performed by Gangstagrass featuring T.O.N.E-z
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Deep, Complex and Quirky and Strangely Humorous
26 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I received a recommendation from friends who pretty much know our movie taste, but I was skeptical. The whole idea of a modern day "cowboy" in Kentucky strained credulity, at least on the surface.

We were told to be sure to watch the episodes in order....well it's season 3, so that was going to be a bit of a problem. Fortunately we found Seasons 1 and 2 at big box store and that night we put on the pilot (2 hours). All I can say is "wow"! The complexity and wide variety of the characters is breathtaking. The story lines are often interdependent, and the weaving in and out of long term consequences for short term decisions can be a real roller coaster ride.

The show is violent, not gory, but certainly violent. It is balanced by a lot of humor and the dialog is second to none. I haven't seen a show with such crisp use of dialog since MASH.

I'm amazed that both my wife and I really like the show equally. Usually there is a stronger preference for one show or another between us, but not so for Justified. One comment from my wife really stuck with me: "I'm not sure how they manage to make a bad guy (Boyd), appealing." Considering what he has done, and the life he has chosen, I can't figure it out myself, either.

The same could be said of many of the characters in this show. Quirky characters, superb dialog and interesting story lines make for a very pleasant viewing experience, if (and only if), you don't mind violence.


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