The Golden Boys

2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
Three sea captains (Carradine, Dern and Torn) decide that one of them should marry, so they’ll have someone to do the dishes; enter Mariel Hemingway, who appeals to two-thirds of them. Although it’s set in 1905 Cape Cod, The Golden Boys feels more like a Western, especially with Torn playing a Walter Brennan–esque role. More interesting than the characters is the milieu itself, particularly once the film introduces a clash between a temperance nut (Charles Durning) and a billiards-hall owner (John Savage). But even that can’t dispel the sense of time a wastin’.

By: Ben Kenigsberg



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Cast and crew

Daniel Adams
David Carradine
Bruce Dern
Rip Torn
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