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The Long Riders (1980)

R  |   |  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 of revenge. Written by Keith Loh <>

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


History | Western


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16 May 1980 (USA)  »

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Long Riders  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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During the train-ride north, Bob Younger is playing the "Jew's harp", (also known as "jaw harp", "mouth harp", "Ozark harp", "trump", or "juice harp". He is playing a song called "The Wayward Boy", of which Jim Younger is heard singing a few verses. See more »


The song "I'm a Good Ole Rebel", sung in the saloon scene, was not written until 1918. See more »


Frank James: [gazing at Wilhelmina across a crowded dance floor] I got a question for you.
Clell Miller: Fire away, Frank. Fire away and fall back.
Frank James: You ever been in love?
Clell Miller: Oh God, yes. It was terrible. An affliction. Really miserable. Nothing but trouble. Drove me crazy.
Frank James: That bad? Really?
Clell Miller: Yes. She was wonderful.
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Damn Yankee!
23 November 2006 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

This film was historically correct in how it showed the attitudes of the times. I saw this film finally after reading a book attempting to explain why American history, including the Wild West years, has been so violent. I was amazed how accurately the film showed those reasons in the Wild West. Mostly men, few women, lived in that part of the country then. The West was spacious and spectacular but also boring, leaving men with little to do but get drunk and play a mouth harp. Also, many of the tough guys hailed from the post-Confederate South. In the film, after taking the long, boring train ride north to a town in Minnesota (to the tune of a mouth harp,) they encountered well-dressed, prosperous Scandinavian-Americans in the streets. These people were barely intelligible as they mocked the long riders. When our anti-heroes arrived at the bank, they discovered what the townsfolk were saying. What they said to the lone teller revealed they were from the South. I was mesmerized by this part of the film and hope others were, too.

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