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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:
Love, Hate, Revenge, Forgiveness, Sorrow, Life, Death. See more (175 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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
135 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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:
This movie received a lot of high praise among Native American viewers for its non-stereotypical portrayal of Native Americans in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During his showdown with the Comancheros, the sun is behind everyone, no matter which way they're facing.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:
Featured in Reel Injun (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Outlaw Josey WalesSee more »

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74 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Love, Hate, Revenge, Forgiveness, Sorrow, Life, Death., 4 November 2002
Author: MrJinx from Swieqi, Malta

Love, hate, revenge, forgiveness, sorrow, life, death, emargination, racism, the uselessness of war, betrayal, redemption, solidarity, friendship. Not many films manage to deal competently with even just one of these topics. This masterpiece deals with all. Within the first 4 or 5 minutes (even before the opening credits) one has already been exposed to more force and emotion than most films can pack up in 90 minutes.

By the end of the 2 hrs 10 minutes of this film one would have lived through tour-de-force highlighted by memorable climaxes and showdowns featuring some of the most striking dialogue in cinematic history... "dying ain't no way to make a living". Eastwood's character doesn't speak much but utters a handful of memorable lines.

The central character played by Eastwood is given fine support by an excellent ensemble cast including Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney and most of all John Vernon. John Vernon plays a character called Fletcher who turns out to be one of the most complex characters I have ever come across. His motivations and true intentions are never quite clear. He comes across as a bit of a Judas figure and yet he still retains his humanity as the script and Eastwood as the director never truly judge Fletcher, leaving the viewer to judge for him or herself. Almost every character is memorable and every performance fits in place.

The action is sudden and explosive and not always expected. The film takes many twists and turns, yet every twist is a natural consequence of the situations and characters in the film. Ultimately one is left with a truly rich cinematic experience which should appeal to more than just fans of the Western genre. Its themes of suffering and the consequences of evil acts is still sadly relevant in today's world - a world in which not all wars are won by the good guys and in which the good are sometimes persecuted by those who win these wars.

When thinking of the best pre-credit sequences ever forget most others... this should be your best bet.

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