PG certificateThe Cowboys is a Film programme that first aired in 1972 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Cowboys is a 2 star programme

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The Cowboys (1972)

Directed by
Mark Rydell

Western about an ageing Montana rancher whose regular hands desert him for a gold rush. So, with little other choice, he hires 11 boys to help him drive his 1200 head of cattle 400 miles over tough terrain to the railhead. It's a journey that pushes each of the drovers to their limit.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 140 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1972

2/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Cowboys next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 5 April 1st, 12:45pm and on Channel 5 Plus 1 (Freeview) April 1st, 1:45pm. See more...


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Colleen Dewhurst...Mrs. Kate Collingwood
Alfred Barker Jr....Clyde 'Singing Fats' Potter
Nicolas Beauvy...Dan/Four Eyes
Steve Benedict...Steve
Robert Carradine...Charles 'Slim' Honeycutt
Norman Howell...Cowboy
Stephen R. Hudis...Charlie Schwartz
Sean Kelly...Stuttering Bob Wilson
A. Martínez...Cimarron
Clay O'Brien...Hardy Fimps
Sam O'Brien...Jimmy Phillips
Mike Pyeatt...Homer Weems
Slim Pickens...Anse Petersen
Lonny Chapman...Preacher
Charles Tyner...Mr. Jenkins
Sarah Cunningham...Annie Andersen
Allyn Ann McLerie...Ellen Price