Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SHOWDOWN AT SUNUP! (original print ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
Ten members of the Reno gang were lynched in three separate incidents in 1868. The first three were taken by vigilantes from a train. Three others were lynched at a later time. The last lynching, which included three Reno brothers, Frank, Sim, and Bill, actually claimed a fourth victim, gang member Charlie Anderson. Anderson and Frank Reno were technically in federal custody when they were lynched. This is believed to be the only time in U.S. history that a federal prisoner had ever been lynched by a mob before a trial. See more
Although the film shows two of the identified vigilantes were imprisoned for the crime, in reality not one of the 65 man lynch mob was ever identified or punished. See more
[Upset t hear one of her brothers was klled in a bungled bank robbery
This time it was Bill and the next time somebody else.
That's the way it is, Laura.
It doesn't have to be.
You could leave the state. You could go somewhere where nobody ever heard of the Renos.
Where would that be?