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Originally Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges were going to play the Ford brothers but they could not fit it in their schedules.
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The film stars four sets of actual brothers: the Carradines, the Keachs, the Quaids and the Guests.
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Although John Younger is portrayed as a cousin of the Youngers, he was a brother.
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Edward Bunker who plays Chadwell in the Northfield bank robbery was actually, among many other things, a convicted bank robber.
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The roles of Jesse James and his son, little Jesse, are played by father and son, James and Kalen Keach.
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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).
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The gentleman bothering Cole Younger (David Carradine) outside the bank just before the shootout is speaking Swedish. He asks (in Swedish) if he can buy Cole's horse, and is refused. After being refused the Swede replies, "A shame. It's a beautiful horse".
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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.
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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 of.
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Bill Bryden:  the saloon singer. Bryden co-wrote the script.
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