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The Long Riders (1980)

R | | Western | 16 May 1980 (USA)
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 revenge.

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

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,000,000 (USA) (30 June 1981)
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Stuart Mossman, who played the "Engineer," was a renowned guitar maker and friend of the three Carradine brothers, who all owned Mossman guitars. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, when the members of the gang play cards (presumably poker) in the saloon, they use plastic chips. They also use modern 'Bicycle' brand playing cards. See more »

Quotes

Cole Younger: [Cole Younger and Sam Starr are about to fight over Belle] Well... I'm glad I caught you in a good mood.
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The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Traditional
Performed by Keith Carradine (vocal) and Robert Carradine (Jew's harp)
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The True Story
11 November 2004 | by (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

I know, calling it "the true story" is a bit much for any film, but I have my reasons. There have been dozens of films about Jesse James, before this one and since, but as a history buff I choose this one as my favorite. Most movies on the subject either make Jesse a misunderstood hero or the villainous target of some (usually fictional) lawman. This movie was called "revisionist" by some critics when it was released, but the great thing about it is that it just tells the story. It uses a series of lovely little vignettes, each one of them historically verifiable. There are failings, to my mind the slow-motion shootout being the biggest, but on the whole it captures the feel of the period, the dress, the idioms ("I would toss the shotgun away!"), pretty much everything. It doesn't make them good guys, far from it, but it does take pains to show why their neighbors loved them and hated the pinkertons.

Not the best western ever, by a long shot, but almost certainly the best movie on the subject.


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