A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of of revenge. Written by
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The gentleman bothering Cole Younger (David Carradine) outside the bank just before the shootout is speaking Swedish. He asks (in Swedish) if he can buy Cole's horse, and is refused. After being refused the Swede replies, "A shame. It's a beautiful horse". See more »
In some of the shots where there are horses pulling a wagon, it is clear that the trails they are on were made by modern vehicles. Clearly if they were wagon trails, the wheel lanes would be smaller and the center of the trail would be torn and scattered from horse's hooves. See more »
What do you and your brothers think about a life sentence? I mean, you're lucky they don't allow hanging in this state. Come on, Cole, tell me what you think about this?
Ah, hell. We played a rough game... and we lost.
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In the Missouri, after the civil war, the James & Younger gang steals banks and trains, and are chased by the Pinkertons. This movie is a very different western, showing the outlaws as human beings, having families, raising children. Walter Hill uses the Carredine, Quaid and Keach brothers in real life to perform the former bandits and it is a great attraction in this film. The music, arranged and composed by Ry Cooder, fits perfectly to the story. However, the characters are not well developed, maybe because of the quantity of lead actors versus the running time, and the story loses the explanation of the motives for the behavior of the bandits, being cruel while robbing and very close to their families, being good sons, husbands and friends. Anyway, the performance of the cast is excellent and the movie does not disappoint. My vote is seven.
Title ('Brazil'): 'Cavalgada dos Proscritos' (Ride of the Proscribes')
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