Virginian

Network Premier: January 9, 2000
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Synopsis

Airs 1/9/00 at 8:00pm ET/PT and throughout the month on TNT. Bill Pullman plays the Virginian, a laconic Wyoming cowboy with an unwavering sense of justice. Betrayed by his best friend (John Savage), he must protect his herd from rustlers at the risk of losing the faith of his fiancée, the new schoolteacher (Diane Lane). Not accustomed to the code of the West, the she asks the Virginian (he evidently has no other name) to not face the gunman who has called him a coward for hanging two cattle thieves. But in the Old West, a man’s gotta do what he’s gotta do. Come the day of his wedding, the Virginian leaves his love to meet the crooked cattleman and his henchmen for a last showdown.

Dove Review

Content Description

There are five obscenities and a few expletives; several killings and two men are hung. It was difficult to find a moral lesson. Although the hero is courageous, he does take the law into his own hands, overseeing the hanging of rustlers without a court trial. However, with the exception of the repetitious use of one curse phrase, none from the hero, it is a clean story. Even when the engaged couple sleeps under the same roof one night, they do so in separate beds.

Info

Company: Turner Network Television
Writer: Larry Gross
Director: Bill Pullman
Genre: Western
Runtime: 120 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Bill Pullman, Diane Lane, John Savage, and Dennis Weaver.