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Writers:
Bill Bryden (written by) &
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Release Date:
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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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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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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Runtime:
100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film stars four sets of actual brothers: the Carradines, the Keachs, the Quaids and the Guests.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The James gang is seen sitting for a portrait sometime before the Northfield raid in 1876. The photographer uses flash powder, which was not invented until the late 1880s.See more »
Quotes:
Cole Younger:You still chargin' $15?
Belle Starr:[laughing] I sure am.
Cole Younger:[shaking his head] Lot of money.
Belle Starr:Well, at the rate you're losin' you won't have to worry about it. Course you could always hold up another bank; scare some more innocent people half to death.
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46 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Hill almost elevates cinema violence into an art form..., 8 April 2004

As Sam Peckinpah's 'The Getaway,' Walter Hill's 'The Long Riders' almost elevates cinema violence into an art form…

Visually, 'The Long Riders' contains much that is stunning, even mesmerizing: the green Missouri scenic landscapes; the train robbery sequence; the stagecoach heist; the crossing of a wild river; but there is no question that it is the scene of the gang's disastrous foray into Northfield, Minnesota - that highlight this film… These specific episodes give 'The Long Riders' its rhythm, power, spectacle, and excitement…

With his slow motion 'terror shootout,' Hill seems to impress his viewers by showing them an inventive montage of high-level gory violence… But Hill's most wonderful sequences are those that were the most reserved: the wonderful moment when Frank is cutting the hardest wood with a forest ax and his brother Jesse, walking with his fiancée, attempting to settle down and raise a family…

Hill may have a reputation for being a tough guy, but his best screen moments (in "Hard Times", "The Warriors", "Streets of Fire") are the ones in which he allows his romantic tendencies to slip through, when he gives his characters the dignity that means so much to them… Hill tries to debunk the American myth that Western gunfighters were "heroes," and to show these embittered guys for the 'rough men that they really were.'

Hill's real intention is to present us with a gang of four families of brothers, and get us to accept them on their own terms, in their own brutal world… The men of 'The Long Riders' are at their most dastardly at the beginning of the film when Ed Miller (Dennis Quaid) indiscriminately shoots an innocent clerk, but for the rest of the film - one by one - Hill reveals their better, more 'human' sides… We further get to appreciate them as we compare them to the awful men around them; next to the Pinkertons killing a simple-minded 15 year old boy, they come out best, the 'good guys.'

To Hill, good and bad aren't on opposite sides of the coin; they share the edge…

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