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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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Walton Goggins, who was born in Alabama, and grew up in Georgia, originally declined the role of Boyd Crowder, out of concern that the character would portray a negative stereotype of Southerners. He changed his mind, and did the pilot as a favor to Timothy Olyphant, whom he knew through friends. It was supposed to be one episode only. Boyd originally died at the end of the pilot, as he did in the novel, on which the show was based. However, when the character scored well with test audiences, it was decided to re-shoot the ending to allow Boyd to return as a recurring character. 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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Ava Crowder: You're tarnished with the dark stain of D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
Raylan Givens: My marriage ended a little bit more amicably than yours.
Ava Crowder: Funny, why did your marriage end?
Raylan Givens: It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.14 (2014) 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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I would not be surprised if this series won an Emmy.
23 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rarely watch TV, but being such an Elmore Leonard fan I had to see if Justified lived up to Leonard's books. This series appears to be based upon Riding the Rap. Episode 2 actually uses dialog that is taken straight from the book, so I assume Leonard is consulting on this project. The series, at least the first two episodes, captures the wacky but gritty Elmore Leonard style that I love. I disagree about the slowness of pace. I think the series is paced correctly for maximum benefit. Given the cramped style of a 40 or so minute format, I am surprised that they are able to pack in as much as they do. My guess is that the series will be one long exposition of the book, which is fine with me since I am always sorry when I come to the end of an Elmore Leonard novel. If the script and the visual effects didn't capture my mental image of Leonard's novels, then I would not watch.. But the writers, directors and in particular the actors...all of them...have nailed Elmore Leonard. This is far better than Get Shorty. It has the grittiness and the fidelity missing in that movie. I would not be surprised if this series won an Emmy.


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