Coward Of The County

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  • NR
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.0  (430)

In the year 1981, the world saw the release of the movie 'Coward Of The County' directed by Dick Lowry, based on the 1979 hit titled song by Kenny Rogers. The movie stars Kenny Rogers himself as 'Uncle Matthew Seebach', Fredric Lehne as 'Tommy', and Largo Woodruff as 'Becky'. The plot revolves around Tommy, a shy and gentle young man who lives in a small town in Kentucky with his Uncle Matthew Seebach, who is known as the 'town drunk'. Tommy's father, who was a war veteran, had died in prison due to an injury inflicted by its inmates, and his mother had passed away a few years ago. This leaves Tommy alone and dependent on his uncle, who is known to regularly get into fights and trouble.

The town bullies are led by three brothers named The Gatlin Brothers, who are infamous for their criminal activities and to whom everyone, including the town sheriff, turns a blind eye. They torment and bully the townspeople, including Tommy, who, despite his gentle nature, is not a weakling and can fight when necessary.

Tommy, however, has promised his dying father that he will never fight and turn the other cheek instead. He relies on his Uncle Matthew, who had promised his brother that he would take care of Tommy after he dies. Tommy, thus, abides by his promise.

As the story progresses, Tommy falls in love with a girl named Becky, and his life seems to be going well until The Gatlin Brothers rape his girlfriend. The incident triggers a series of heartbreaking events that leads Tommy to seek revenge. Still conflicted with his promise to his father and his love for Becky, he turns to his uncle for advice.

Uncle Matthew, in his drunken state, tells Tommy that he can defend his honor without breaking his promise to his father. Matthew shares his secret of being beaten up in a bar by three men and how he earned back his respect by challenging them to a fight in which he beat them up. He tells Tommy that he understands his promise and admires him for it, but sometimes, one needs to stand up for what is right.

Tommy decides to take his uncle's advice and challenges the Gatlin Brothers to a fight. The Gatlin Brothers, being bullies, were initially taken aback by Tommy's sudden switch from being a coward to a courageous man. In the end, however, they do accept his challenge, and the ultimate fight takes place.

'Coward Of The County' is a movie that portrayed the real essence of humanity's dilemma. The movie taught the audience the power of choices and the consequences that come with making them. It also shows that in life, one must be ready to fight for what they believe in and that standing up for oneself is a courageous act.

Kenny Rogers had an exceptional performance in the role of Uncle Matthew. Lehne's acting as Tommy was highly appreciated by the audience, and Largo Woodruff as Becky delivered a convincing performance in a small but vital role. The storyline was exceptional, and the scenes were visually stunning.

In conclusion, 'Coward Of The County' was a remarkable movie that left the audience with a sense of satisfaction and deep understanding. The movie was a fine example of depicting themes of love, courage, and redemption in a powerful and emotional way.

Coward Of The County is a 1981 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (430)