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True Grit: A Further Adventure is the made for TV sequel to the classic western film True Grit and Rooster Cogburn (1975). It stars Warren Oates, reprising John Wayne's famous role as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn. It was the pilot for a TV series, but was never picked up.


"A Further Adventure" reunites Reuben J. Cogburn and Mattie Ross as they battle injustice in Cogburn's unorthodox way.


  • Warren Oates as Rooster Cogburn
  • Lisa Pelikan as Mattie Ross
  • Lee Meriwether as Annie Sumner
  • James Stephens as Joshua Sumner
  • Jeff Osterhage as Christopher Sumner
  • Lee Montgomery as Daniel Sumner
  • Ramon Bieri as Sheriff Ambrose

Critical Reception[]

"A picture has got to be pretty lifeless for a colorful, resourceful actor like Warren Oates, the new Cogburn, to come across badly." Kevin Thomas journalist and author of Stone Heart

"Oates does a good job of filling Wayne's boots. Where Wayne swaggered, Oates ambles." -TV Guide

"Oates scales his interpretation down to human size although the actor's brand of orneriness is given scant freedom of expression." Earl Davis, The Hollywood Reporter