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FULL SYNOPSIS

Sentenced to hang in a backwater western town, horse thief Henry Moon (Jack Nicholson) is saved when frontierswoman Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) agrees to marry him. Taking advantage of the town law that prohibits the execution of married men, Moon follows Tate back to her ranch, planning all the while to escape at the first possible opportunity. But Tate insists that he honor his end of the bargain at work on the ranch. She has no intention of consummating the union, a fact that drives the hot-to-trot Moon up a wall. She puts him to work on the gold mine that she has on her property, while his old gang prepares to relieve the couple of their gold once it's on the surface. Jack Nicholson personally selected movie newcomer Mary Steenburgen for Goin' South. The film also features John Belushi in the role of a dyspeptic deputy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mary Steenburgen New Star of the Year - Female 1978 Nominee

Cast

Jack Nicholson
as Henry Moon
Mary Steenburgen
as Julia Tate
Christopher Lloyd
as Towfield
John Belushi
as Hector
Veronica Cartwright
as Hermine
Danny DeVito
as Hog
Richard Bradford
as Sheriff Kyle
Jeff Morris
as Big Abe
Luana Anders
as Mrs. Anderson
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Mrs. Haber
Ed Begley, Jr.
as Mr. Haber
Maureen Byrnes
as Mrs. Warren
Britt Leach
as Parson Weems
Georgia Schmidt
as Florence
May Boss
Tracey Walter
as Coofan
Barbara Walters
as Spinster I
Anne Ramsey
as Spinster II
Lin Shaye
as Parasol Lady
Dennis Fimple
as Hangman
Loren Janes
as Passenger
Dennis Fimple
as Hangman
Barbara Walters
as Spinster I
Loren Janes
as Passenger
Tracey Walter
as Coofan
Lin Shaye
as Parasol Lady
Anne Ramsey
as Spinster II

Crew

Jack Nicholson
Director
Harry Gittes
Producer
Harold Schneider
Producer
Alan Mandel
Screenwriter
Al Ramrus
Screenwriter
John Herman Shaner
Screenwriter
Charles Shyer
Screenwriter
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer
Van Dyke Parks
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Chew
Editor
William Theiss
Costume Designer
Lawrence James Cavanaugh
Special Effects
Michael Daves
First Assistant Director
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