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Support Your Local Sheriff!


Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) Nobody could have played the laid-back drifter who comes to town and reluctantly agrees to clean it up (“I’m just on my way to Australia.”) any better than the great James Garner. It was a role tailor-made for him, and he just always seems to be having a terrific time strolling through the idiots who surround him. The idiot-in-chief is Bruce Dern, a man so stupid that when Garner paints a white line on the floor because the bars haven’t arrived for the new jail yet and tells Dern not to cross that line … he doesn’t!