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Little Laura and Big John (1973)

R | | Biography, Crime, Drama | May 1973 (USA)
Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.

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John
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Laura
Ivy Thayer ...
Laura's Mother
Ken Miller ...
Hanford
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Sheriff
Cliff Frates ...
Young John
Evie Karafotias ...
Young Laura
Phil Philbin ...
Pa
Margaret Fuller ...
Ma
Jerry Albert ...
Bob
Lee Warren ...
Clarence
Ben Rossi ...
Ray
Terri Juston ...
Jacksonville
Tony Romano ...
Doc
Julian Voloshin ...
Lawyer
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Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destined for destruction.

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... They'll Steal Into Your Heart -- Then Shoot Their Way Out!

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Too Soon to Laugh, Too Late to Cry  »

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The Feb. 26, 1969, issue of Variety, in its listing of movies currently in production, listed Bruce Dern as a cast member. The May 7 issue doesn't list Dern. See more »

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Featured in Grindhouse Universe (2008) See more »

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EASY LITTLE LAURA GIRL
Written by Bob Woodburn and Bill Walker
Vocals by Mara Lynn Brown and Cliff Johnson Jr.
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Amateurish but based on facts
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Little Laura and Big John" was not based on Bonnie and Clyde, but on the true story of the capture of the infamous Ashley Gang at the Sebastian inlet bridge in Florida. It is not particularly well done, however, it is very interesting to residents of the Treasure Coast because of its historical significance. The movie depicts the gang as they rob banks and kill on a northward path along the Gold and Treasure Coasts of Florida, running just ahead of the then sheriff of Palm Beach County, who was determined to end their violent rampages. In addition to the well known professional cast, numerous local citizens (amateurs)took extra parts as deputies, bystanders, etc. While this was great fun for the locals, the practice of utilizing so many amateurs did nothing to enhance the quality of the film. The movie is something Karen Black probably wishes she had never done. It is poorly acted, poorly directed and generally as captivating as a high school video class's production.


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