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The Long Riders (1980)

 -  History | Western  -  16 May 1980 (USA)
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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 revenge.

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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 Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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"All the world likes an outlaw. For some damn reason they remember 'em." - Jesse James

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History | Western

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Dennis Quaid broke his nose during the making of this film as he did three years later on Tough Enough (1983). See more »

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During the Northfield bank robbery, when the bank customer is shot running out the door to warn the town, he is shot in the back and blood splatters on the glass of the door. In subsequent shots of the door the blood splatter disappears. See more »

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[Jesse is meeting with the Ford Brothers]
Jesse James: It ain't straight.
Robert Ford: What?
Jesse James: That sampler; it ain't straight
[turns his back on the Fords]
Robert Ford: [pulls his gun] I shot Jesse James.
[shoots Jesse in the back]
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Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
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Music traditional
Arranged by Ry Cooder
Original lyrics by Franklin L. Eiland
Sung a cappella by the minister at a funeral
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A Very Different Western
5 December 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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