Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Good Old Boy is based on the autobiography of Southern writer Willie Francis. Ryan Francis plays young Willie, growing up in Yazoo City, Mississippi during the War years. The film follows Willie as he learns valuable lessons about life and death, and as he gradually drifts away from his circle of friends. Weather-beaten character actors Richard Farnsworth and Anne Ramsey add local color to the location-filmed proceedings. Originally telecast on cable in 1988, Good Old Boy was replayed in 1989 as a two-part entry on PBS' Wonderworks.
boy, coming-of-age, friendship, small-town, Southerner, war