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Writers:
Bill Bryden (written by) &
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16 May 1980 (USA) See more »
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"All the world likes an outlaw. For some damn reason they remember 'em." - Jesse James
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Carradine ... Cole Younger

Keith Carradine ... Jim Younger

Robert Carradine ... Bob Younger

James Keach ... Jesse James

Stacy Keach ... Frank James

Dennis Quaid ... Ed Miller

Randy Quaid ... Clell Miller
Kevin Brophy ... John Younger

Harry Carey Jr. ... George Arthur

Christopher Guest ... Charlie Ford

Nicholas Guest ... Bob Ford

Shelby Leverington ... Annie Ralston
Felice Orlandi ... Mr. Reddick

Pamela Reed ... Belle Starr

James Remar ... Sam Starr

Fran Ryan ... Mrs. Samuel

Savannah Smith Boucher ... Zee (as Savannah Smith)
Amy Stryker ... Beth
James Whitmore Jr. ... Mr. Rixley
John Bottoms ... Mortician
West Buchanan ... McCorkindale

Edward Bunker ... Chadwell
Martina Deignan ... Shirley Biggs

Allan Graf ... Bank Customer Graf

Chris Mulkey ... Vernon Biggs
Thomas Myers ... Gallatin Bank Cashier (as Thomas R. Myers)
Marlise Pierrat ... Wilhelmina (as Marlise Pieratt)
Glenn Robards ... Doctor
Tim Rossovich ... Pitts

Lin Shaye ... Kate
Gary Watkins ... Bank Teller Heywood

Peter Jason ... Pinkerton

Duke Stroud ... Pinkerton
Steven Chambers ... Pinkerton (as Steve Chambers)
William Traylor ... Pinkerton
J. Don Ferguson ... Preacher
Hugh McGraw ... Singer
Prentiss Rowe ... Sheriff Rowe (as Prentiss E. Rowe)
Stuart Mossman ... Engineer
Michael Lackey ... Gustavson
Mitch Greenhill ... Guitarist
Bill Bryson ... Banjo Player
Tom Sauber ... Fiddle Player
Jimmy Medearis ... Farmer
Edgar McLeod ... Photographer
Luis Contreras ... Man at the Bar
Kalen Keach ... Little Jesse
R.B. Thrift ... Archie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Carradine ... (scenes deleted)
Ry Cooder ... Musician (uncredited)

George Miklos ... Clogger #1 (uncredited)
Bill Rampley ... Cowboy / Posse (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Hill 
 
Writing credits
Bill Bryden (written by) &
Steven Smith (written by) (as Steven Phillip Smith) &
Stacy Keach (written by) (as Stacy) &
James Keach (written by)

Walter Hill  uncredited

Produced by
James Keach .... executive producer
Stacy Keach .... executive producer
Tim Zinnemann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ry Cooder (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
David Holden 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Art Direction by
Peter R. Romero  (as Peter Romero)
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard  (as Richard Goddard)
 
Costume Design by
Bobbie Mannix 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Christine Lee .... hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
 
Production Management
Gene Levy .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Gries .... first assistant director
Mary Lou MacLaury .... second assistant director
Craig R. Baxley .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joe Acord .... construction coordinator
Johnny Lattanzio .... paint foreman (as John Lattanzio)
Craig Raiche .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Robert Fernandez .... dubbing mixer
Les Fresholtz .... dubbing mixer
Stan Gilbert .... dialogue editor
Chris McLaughlin .... production sound
Michael Minkler .... dubbing mixer
Marvin Walowitz .... supervising sound editor: wallaWorks
James E. Webb .... production sound (as James Webb)
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Wylie Stateman .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects (as Larry Cavanaugh)
 
Stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt coordinator (as Craig Baxley)
Jim Burk .... stuntman
William H. Burton Jr. .... stuntman (as Billy Burton)
Steven Chambers .... stuntman (as Steve Chambers)
Clifford Happy .... stuntman (as Cliff Happy)
Freddie Hice .... stuntman
Richard Humphreys .... stuntman
Mike H. McGaughy .... stuntman
Jimmy Nickerson .... stuntman
Greg Walker .... stuntman
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Diane Peterson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sal Camacho .... assistant cameraman
Roger Gebhard .... assistant cameraman
Jim Lucas .... camera operator
Frank Miller .... camera operator
Rick Neff .... camera operator
Harold Rabuse .... key grip
Baird Steptoe .... assistant cameraman
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
Lance Williams .... camera operator
Jim Wuertemburg .... gaffer (as James Wuertemburg)
Paul Hunt .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... best boy (uncredited)
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... electrician (uncredited)
Brian W. Roy .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Bronson .... costume supervisor
Marie Brown .... costumer
Dan Moore .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Lisa Zeno Churgin .... assistant film editor (as Lisa Churgin)
Jill Demby .... associate film editor
Teri E. Dorman .... assistant film editor
Richard Ritchie .... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Edward A. Warschilka .... assistant film editor (as Edward A Warschilka Jr.)
Miriam Weeks .... assistant film editor (as Miriam E. Weeks)
 
Music Department
George Bohanon .... musician
Curt Bouterse .... musician
Oscar Brashear .... musician
Bill Bryson .... musician
Ry Cooder .... music arranger
Ry Cooder .... musician
Jim Dickinson .... musician
Mitch Greenhill .... musician
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Milt Holland .... musician
David Lindley .... musician
Baboo Pierre .... musician
Tom Sauber .... musician
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ronnie Baker .... transportation coordinator
Bill Hunt .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sheila Barnes .... assistant: Tim Zinnemann
Jerry Chinn .... craft service
Mary F. Galloway .... location manager (as Mary Galloway)
Sandy King .... script supervisor
Jimmy Medearis .... head wrangler
Dan Perri .... title designer
Bob Roe .... production assistant
Katina Savvidis .... dance choreographer
Art Schaefer .... production accountant
Debby Steele .... assistant: Stacy Keach
Robert Werden .... unit publicist
Mae Woods .... assistant: Walter Hill
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator
Rodger Jacobs .... research coordinator (uncredited)
 
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100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dennis Quaid broke his nose during the making of this film as he did three years later on Tough Enough (1983).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Belle is shooting up the bar, the gun appears first in one hand, then in another, though we never see her changing the gun from hand to hand.See more »
Quotes:
Cole Younger:[regarding the Northfield Raid] That's kinda off our range, ain't it, Jesse? There's still a lot of banks and cathouses in Missouri we ain't done.See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Atmospheric and refreshing take on well known story, 26 July 2003
Author: Slime-3 from Gloucester, England

Using real-life acting brothers for the various sets of sibling characters in this movie might be seen as a cheesy PR stunt or an inspired move. I prefer the inspirational viewpoint. The Carradine's are superb as the Younger Brothers and the Keech's portray the James boys with considerable restrained menace, depth and stage presence. Jesse James' as played by James Keech is part humble farmer, part cold psychotic killer. Considering what the gang got up to in 19th century post-civil war Missouri, one tends to think this is just what the man himself was probably like. While Brother Frank appears to have the charisma and logic, Jesse has the steel within him and the cold detachment required for the outlaw life. However both are upstaged by David Carradine as Coleman Younger, the long haired, flamboyant, world weary star of the film. Carradine is quite superb throughout; laconic, quick witted, cool and surprisingly likable. Director Walter Hill certainly manages to bring out the contrasting and distinct characters of the gang members and wraps them up in unusual locations (for a western). This produces some wonderfully atmospheric moments and scenes of sheer cinematic poetry. All that is visually arresting about a good "cowboy " film is present here but in a stylish and individual way. The script has some dark comedy, some deep pathos and never sounds so well crafted that a bunch of country outlaws wouldn't say any of it. Some of the supporting cast stand out in their own right; Cole's fiesty whore, Belle, The James' brother mom and a young Dennis Quaid as wild but rejected former gang member, Ed Miller. All give good performances in what is a great piece of ensemble acting topped by moody photography, great stunt work and a view of these famous outlaws that doesn't paint them as quite the Robin Hood heroes of popular myth, nor totally amoral hooligans. A worthy film from an era not noted for many good Westerns.

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