Goin' South (1978) Cast Update: Then and Now | 45 Years Later

Goin' South (1978) Cast Update: Then and Now | 45 Years Later
Goin' South (1978) Cast Update

A unique and captivating film emerged in 1978, amidst the golden age of cinema, taking audiences on an unforgettable journey back to the Wild West. "Welcome to 'Goin' South!'" This comedic Western is directed by Jack Nicholson, who also stars in it. 'Goin' South' takes us back to a time when outlaws ruled the land and love had a wild side. Join me in 2023 as I revisit the cast and update them for you.

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Jack Nicholson played Henry Moon. He was born in Neptune City, New Jersey, on April 22, 1937. Nicholson was 41 years old in 1978. He is currently 86 years old.

Jack Nicholson is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time. He has received numerous honours over the course of his five-decade career, including three Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Awards. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The Shining," and "As Good as it Gets" are among his most well-known films.

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Mary Steenburgen played Julia Tate. She was born in Newport, Arkansas on February 8, 1953. In 1978, Steenburgen was 25 years old. As of today, she is 70 years old. This was Mary’s debut performance, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. She lost out to Irene Miracle for her performance in Midnight Express. She has also appeared in Back to the Future Part 3 and Stepbrothers. More recently she appeared in Nightmare Alley as Mrs Kimball alongside Bradley Cooper in 2021.

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Christopher Lloyd played Towfield. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut on October 22, 1938. In 1978 Lloyd was 34 years old. He is currently 84 years old in 2023.

Christopher Lloyd is best known for his iconic role as Dr Emmett Brown in the "Back to the Future" trilogy. He has also appeared in films like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Additionally, he gained recognition for his portrayal of Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family" films.

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John Belushi played Hector. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 24, 1949. In 1978 Belushi was 28 years old. John Belushi's life was tragically cut short, and he died on March 5, 1982, at the age of 33.

John Belushi is remembered for his comedic talent and his work on the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live." He also appeared in films like "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers," showcasing his unique comedic style.

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Veronica Cartwright played Hermine. She was born in Bristol, England on April 20, 1949. In 1978 Cartwright was 29 years old. She is now 74 years old in 2023.

Veronica Cartwright is a well-known actress who has appeared in science fiction and horror films such as, "Alien," "The Witches of Eastwick," and "The Birds". She has also been in television dramas such as "L.A. Law" and "Grey's Anatomy.”

Veronica Cartwright continues to work and has recently appeared in the tv series The Rookie and Gotham Nights.

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Richard Bradford played Sheriff Kyle. He was born, in Conroe, Texas on November 10, 1934. In 1978 Bradford was 43 years old. Unfortunately, Richard Bradford passed away on March 22, 2016, at the age of 81.

Richard Bradford is known for his work in both film and television. He appeared in movies like "The Untouchables" and "The Legend of the Lone Ranger." He also had notable TV roles in shows like "Man in a Suitcase" and "The A-Team".

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Danny Devito played Hog. He was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, on November 17, 1944. In 1978, DeVito was 34 years old. He is now 78 years old in 2023.

Danny DeVito has had a tremendous film and television career. He is well-known for his performances in films such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Twins," and "Matilda." He has recently found success in his role as Eddie on Jumanji: Next Level, and he continues to appear in the TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Tracey Walter played Coogan. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on November 25, 1947. At the time of the film "Goin' South," Tracey Walter was 30 years old. Today, he is 75 years old.

Tracey Walter is known for his character roles in numerous films. Some of his notable movies include "Repo Man," "1989’s Batman," "The Silence of the Lambs," and City Slickers. He has also appeared in TV shows like "Reno 911!" and "Breaking Bad".

Walter’s last film appearance was in the 2016 film Wakefield.

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Ed Begley Jr. played Mr Haber. He was born in Los Angeles, California on September 16, 1949. In 1978 Begley Jr. was 29. He is now 73 years old in 2023.

Ed Begley Jr. is well-known for his work in films such as "This Is Spinal Tap," "Pineapple Express," and "Best in Show". He has also appeared on television in shows such as "St. Elsewhere" and "Arrested Development.”

Most recently you may recognise him as Dr. Linkletter in the hit tv series, Young Sheldon.

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