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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
"Are You Gonna Pull Those Pistols or Whistle Dixie?" See more (173 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
Filming Locations:

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:
Crew or equipment visible: Near the end of the film when Wales is fighting the posse outside the house, you can see the legs of a C-stand when a man from Terrill's gang falls off a horse.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 Gran Torino (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
(I Wish I Was In) Dixie's LandSee more »

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38 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
"Are You Gonna Pull Those Pistols or Whistle Dixie?", 1 March 2005
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"The Outlaw Josie Wales" was made by Clint Eastwood at a time when westerns were out of favor and the public wanted more of Clint as Dirty Harry. This film as it turned out, was one of Clint's best and certainly ranks up there with the more popular "Unforgiven" (1992).

Josie Wales (Eastwood) is a dirt farmer in Missouri during the American Civil War. One day a group of yankee raiders led by Captain "Red Legs" Terrill (Bill McKinny) attacks and burns his farm and murders his wife and young son while leaving Josie for dead. As Josie ponders what to do next a group of southern raiders led by "Bloody Bill" Anderson (John Russell) takes him into his gang to seek his revenge.

After the South surrenders, a fellow southerner, Fletcher (John Vernon) offers the remaining members of Anderson's gang amnesty if they will swear allegiance to the North. All but Wales agree. Unbeknownst to Fletcher, the men are suddenly murdered by the Union soldiers led by Terrill and in spite of Josie's efforts, only he and a young soldier names Jamie (Sam Bottoms) escape. Terrill and Fletcher are sent to hunt down the fugitives.

Jamie soon dies from his wounds and Josie is left alone. He makes for Mexico but is joined first by Lone Watie (Chief Dan George), then Little Moonlight (Geraldine Kearns) whom Josie rescues from a trading post and finally Laura Lee (Sondra Locke) and Grandma Sarah (Paula Trueman) who he rescues from a gang of Commancheros.

The group makes for Texas where Grandma Sarah's son has left her a ranch. All the time Josie is being pursued by Terrill and assorted bounty hunters. Josie dispatches several of them with his brace of Colt 45 horse pistols.

Finally at the ranch, the group sets up a home and Josie begins to fall for Laura Lee. Fearing an Indian attack, Josie rides to meet with Chief Ten Bears (Will Sampson) and makes peace with him. But finally Terrill and his group of "Red Legs" tracks Josie down and..........

Eastwood who also directed the movie, plays Wales with his usual grim faced persons. He's not afraid to pull his pistols and dispose of anyone who stands in his way. Interestingly enough, Eastwood cast all of the principal Native roles with native actors and treated them as equals and not in the old Hollywood tradition.

An excellent western in every way.

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