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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)

This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. The film opens in 1877 with the brothers trying to settle down after 15 ... See full summary »

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Mother James
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This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. The film opens in 1877 with the brothers trying to settle down after 15 years of thievery. Frank is shown to be a book-loving and family-oriented man, while brother Jesse is a money-hungry womanizer. The movie follows their lives through Jesse's death at the hands of the "rotten little coward" Bob Ford and Frank's death in 1915. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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17 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Die letzten Tage von Frank und Jesse James  »

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In the film, June Carter Cash plays the mother of Frank and Jesse James, played by Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson respectively. In real life, Johnny Cash and June Carter were husband and wife. See more »

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Most of the Colt Single Action Army revolvers in the movie have bright brass trigger guards and grip frames. On real SAAs, these parts were made of steel or iron, then finished in a deep blue that matched the barrel and cylinder. See more »

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Jesse James: Everybody wants to get robbed by Jesse James.
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4 country music greats team up.
25 May 2001 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

When you cast Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson as Frank & Jesse James, you've done pretty well towards making an interesting movie. Then you add June Carter Cash as their mother, and ask Willie Nelson to make a small, but important appearance. You've got a western that all western lovers should view. Based on the actual "last days" of the James brothers, I thought it needed a bit of explanation in a few areas, but it did tell the tale about as well as other, more costly films. Locations, costumes and sets were realistic. And, yes, we get to hear Johnny sing. Recommended.


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