True Grit | 2010

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Main Plot

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.


  • Jeff Bridges' character, Rooster Cogburn, is a tough and grizzled US Marshal hired to help a young girl avenge her father's murder.
  • Matt Damon's character, LaBoeuf, is a Texas Ranger who helps a young girl track down her father's killer.
  • Hailee Steinfeld's character, Mattie Ross, seeks justice for her father's murder and hires a lawman to track down the killer.


In the ending of "True Grit," Mattie Ross, a determined young girl seeking justice for her father's murder, confronts the man responsible, Tom Chaney, in a dark cave. She shoots him, but is herself severely injured. Years later, an older Mattie, now with a prosthetic arm, reunites with Marshal Rooster Cogburn, who saved her life. She expresses regret for not being able to thank him earlier, and they part ways with a bittersweet acknowledgement of their shared past.