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Director:
Writers:
Forrest Carter (book)
Philip Kaufman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...an army of one.
Plot:
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Best Westerns (Short List, Too) See more (174 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Josey Wales

Chief Dan George ... Lone Watie

Sondra Locke ... Laura Lee
Bill McKinney ... Terrill

John Vernon ... Fletcher
Paula Trueman ... Grandma Sarah

Sam Bottoms ... Jamie

Geraldine Keams ... Little Moonlight

Woodrow Parfrey ... Carpetbagger

Joyce Jameson ... Rose
Sheb Wooley ... Travis Cobb

Royal Dano ... Ten Spot

Matt Clark ... Kelly (as Matt Clarke)
John Verros ... Chato

Will Sampson ... Ten Bears
William O'Connell ... Sim Carstairs

John Quade ... Comanchero Leader
Frank Schofield ... Senator Lane
Buck Kartalian ... Shopkeeper

Len Lesser ... Abe

Doug McGrath ... Lige

John Russell ... Bloody Bill Anderson

Charles Tyner ... Zukie Limmer
Bruce M. Fischer ... Yoke

John Mitchum ... Al
John Davis Chandler ... First Bounty Hunter (as John Chandler)
Tom Roy Lowe ... Second Bounty Hunter
Clay Tanner ... First Texas Ranger
Robert F. Hoy ... Second Texas Ranger (as Bob Hoy)
Madeleine Taylor Holmes ... Grannie Hawkins (as Madeline T. Holmes)
Erik Holland ... Union Army Sergeant

Cissy Wellman ... Josey's Wife
Faye Hamblin ... Grandpa
Danny Green ... Lemuel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Cockrell ... Confederate Soldier (uncredited)

Kyle Eastwood ... Josey's Son (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Comanchero (uncredited)

Walter Scott ... Drunken Galloper in Town (uncredited)
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Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
Forrest Carter (book "Gone To Texas")

Philip Kaufman (screenplay) (as Phil Kaufman) and
Sonia Chernus (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Daley .... producer
James Fargo .... associate producer (as Jim Fargo)
John G. Wilson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Casting by
Jack Kosslyn 
 
Production Design by
Tambi Larsen 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles B. Pierce  (as Chuck Pierce)
 
Makeup Department
Joe McKinney .... makeup supervisor
Lorraine Roberson .... hairstylist
Jack Obringer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John G. Wilson .... unit production manager
Nick Falco Sr. .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Brimfeld .... second assistant director (as Alan Brimfield)
James Fargo .... assistant director (as Jim Fargo)
Win Phelps .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master (as Eddie Aiona)
Al Litteken .... construction coordinator
Nayce Acosta .... propmaker (uncredited)
Ragnar Antonsen .... drapery (uncredited)
Dan Baray .... propmaker (uncredited)
Robert L. Clark .... painter (uncredited)
Franklin Combs .... foreman (uncredited)
Franklin Combs .... greensman (uncredited)
Mike Combs .... foreman (uncredited)
Mike Combs .... greensman (uncredited)
Jack Davis .... propmaker (uncredited)
Tom Del Genio .... propmaker (uncredited)
Tim Di Puma .... propmaker (uncredited)
Henry Hail .... propmaker (uncredited)
Roy Kirkpatrick .... propmaker (uncredited)
George Lillie .... foreman (uncredited)
George Lillie .... painter (uncredited)
Richard Lind .... propmaker (uncredited)
Ronald MacDonald .... laborer (uncredited)
Alan Manser .... set dresser (uncredited)
William S. Maxwell III .... swing man (uncredited)
Frank Medina .... propmaker (uncredited)
Michael Muscarella .... propmaker (uncredited)
Andrew 'Sandy' Overholtzer .... propmaker (uncredited)
James J. Pickering .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Eugene J. Reed .... carpenter (uncredited)
Bob Rentch .... propmaker (uncredited)
John Rozman .... leadman (uncredited)
John J. Rutchland Jr. .... construction foreman (uncredited)
George Samson Jr. .... plasterer (uncredited)
Marty Seidman .... foreman (uncredited)
Marty Seidman .... greensman (uncredited)
John Sexton .... props (uncredited)
Paul Sophy .... plasterer (uncredited)
Dean Wilson .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bert Hallberg .... sound
Tex Rudloff .... re-recording mixer
Keith Stafford .... sound editor
Steve Birkett .... cable person (uncredited)
Alex Bytnar .... boom operator (uncredited)
David Rust .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert MacDonald .... special effects
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (as Paul Pollard)
Frank Hafeman .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Randles .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Adams .... key grip (as Ken Adams)
Richard Barth .... camera assistant (as Dick Barth)
Doug Cook .... second grip
Thomas Del Ruth .... camera operator (as Tom Del Ruth)
Joseph Hernandez .... camera assistant (as Joe Hernandez)
Charles Holmes .... gaffer
Jack Kennedy .... best boy
Charles W. Short .... camera operator (as Charles Short)
Timothy E. Wade .... camera assistant (as Tim Wade)
Howard Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
George Bacos .... grip (uncredited)
Don Christie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Fillis .... electrician (uncredited)
Leroy Hershkowitz .... electrician (uncredited)
Tony Ledger .... grip (uncredited)
Alvin Presley .... electrician (uncredited)
Gary Stromp .... electrician (uncredited)
David Tomack .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor
Thomas S. Dawson .... costumer: men (uncredited)
Susan Smith .... costumer: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joel Cox .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
 
Transportation Department
Art Rimdzius .... transportation captain
John Brumby .... driver (uncredited)
John Conte .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Conte .... driver (uncredited)
Howard Brady Davidson .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Fish .... driver (uncredited)
Tim Hill .... driver (uncredited)
Wayne Krause .... driver (uncredited)
Hank MacFarlane .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
James Marett .... driver (uncredited)
Russ Meadows .... driver (uncredited)
Joe Sawyers .... driver (uncredited)
Steve Schultz .... driver (uncredited)
Donald Tuttle .... driver (uncredited)
Norman Walke .... driver (uncredited)
Tom Yardley .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Franco .... script supervisor
Fritz Manes .... assistant to producer
James Moffett .... first aid
Rudy Ugland .... wrangler
Diana Brent .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Jack Casey .... publicist (uncredited)
Cecil Higgins .... representative: American Humane Association (uncredited)
Carl Longstrom .... caterer (uncredited)
Don Mink .... auditor (uncredited)
Marshall Moody .... projectionist (uncredited)
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service (uncredited)
Estelle Schaffer .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Elizabeth Yanoska .... assistant auditor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
135 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Canada:14A | Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | Norway:16 (1976) (heavily cut) | Peru:18 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (edited tv version) | UK:AA (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) (1999) | USA:PG (Approved No. 24565) | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Uncredited Kyle Eastwood (in film debut) can be glimpsed very briefly in the opening sequence helping his dad, Josey, work the land by their home.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Laura Lee plays the concertina, the sound doesn't match what she's playing.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Josey's wife:Little Josey! C'mon in, let's get you cleaned up!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 2001: A Space Travesty (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet By and BySee more »

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41 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Westerns (Short List, Too), 8 March 2003
Author: tostinati from United States

The best thing I can say about this film is that it manages to be Epic --truly grand, covering broad territories interior and exterior, a lot of emotional, moral and physical ground-- without posturing or self-conscious bigness. You never get the feeling people are being herded onto a giant mark for a take. --Or that Eastwood the Director is scrambling for filler, biding his time until the timing is right for the next blow-out set piece. In a word, it really has none of the faults even of some of my long-time cherished 'favorite' epics (no names please). It is more focused and more genuinely evocative of mood than Nevada Smith, which its story may faintly call to mind; it seems less overtly "Hollywooden" than that film, too.

Westerns that stand in stature alongside Josey Wales: The Searchers, One Eyed Jacks, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Fort Apache, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Beyond that, I draw a blank. The Boetticher and Mann '50s westerns with James Stewart and Randolph Scott are probably the real spiritual predecessors of this film, although, stylistically, Eastwood has clearly studied his Ford and paid close attention to Leone. (Those who've seen Jimmy Stewart break down in tears of moral anguish in one of the aforementioned films-- or watched Randolph Scott use up all his ammo in a standoff on some matter of principal so imperative that he cannot move until the thing plays itself out, however that may be-- know exactly what I mean.)

Another thing I like: Whenever you get too comfy within the environment of this film --as you did, say, in the late John Wayne westerns, after he had become such a franchise-- along comes some major shock or disappointment or unbearably poignant bit to remind you that the model of this film is, after all, real life, where these kinds of thing happens all the time.

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May I add a spoiler at this point? I said "A SPOILER??" What happens to Terrill, the chief red leg, at the end of this film is more in line with the fate I envisioned early in the going for Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York. It is spectacular, painful to watch and more than a touch grisly. But it is not so overblown and RoboCopesque that you can't imagine such a pivotal moment actually happening that way. The ending of The Outlaw Josey Wales is, in a word, what the ending of Gangs would have been if the focus groups and script doctors and the Great Scorcese had gotten the thing right.

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