Gentlemen: I watched the remake of True Grit last night when the DVD was finally released (I haven't been in a movie theatre since they started showing commercials) and have to say it is a first rate movie - at various times funny, scenic, warm and violent, although Rooster's portrayal is even more gritier than in the original.
Maddie's Colt dragoon still plays a brief but central role that sent me to the web to find out more about that iconic firearm. At 4 1/2 pounds it would have been a brute of a weapon for a 14-year-old.
It was authentically portrayed in the movie as a cap and ball for which the producers deserve full marks for pursuing historic accuracy.
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