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True Grit: A Further Adventure is a 1978 American made-for-television western film directed by Richard T. Heffron. It is a sequel to True Grit (1969) and Rooster Cogburn (1975). While John Wayne portrays Rooster Cogburn in the first two films, Warren Oates takes over the role in this 1978 television version.[1] Lisa Pelikan portrays Mattie Ross, played in the first film by Kim Darby. The supporting cast features Lee Meriwether and Parley Baer.

True Grit: A Further Adventure
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Written byCharles Portis (characters)
Sandor Stern
Directed byRichard T. Heffron
StarringWarren Oates
Theme music composerEarle Hagen
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Sandor Stern
Production location(s)Buckskin Joe Frontier Town & Railway - 1193 Fremont County Road 3A, Canon City, Colorado
CinematographyStevan Larner
Editor(s)Jerry Young
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Paramount Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseMay 19, 1978 (1978-05-19)
Preceded byRooster Cogburn


The further adventures of U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn are told here. He battles criminals and injustice in his own unorthodox way. Meanwhile, he must also contend with the ever tough-as-nails Mattie Ross, a teenage girl hellbent on reforming him.


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