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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  17 February 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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The film features three of the four members of the country music super-group "The Highwaymen": Johnny Cash, 'Kris Kristofferson', and Willie Nelson. The only one not featured was Waylon Jennings. See more »

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The opening minutes are set in early April 1882 in Missouri. As Jesse James walks to his house, the street and yards are covered in dead leaves and nearby tree branches are mostly, but not quite completely, bare. The scene was likely filmed in the autumn months (of 1985). See more »

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Frank James: Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.
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20 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the most authentic Jesse James movie ever made. The narrator, Ed Bruce, was excellent as the famous Missouri newspaper editor, John Newman Edwards,who made Jesse James famous in his own time by writing newspaper articles about him and lionizing him in his 1877 book Noted Guerrillas. Whenever, I give a talk about General Jo Shelby's famous Confederate Iron Brigade, I tell the audience this is the only time General Shelby has ever been portrayed in a movie and use the movie's DVD case as a prop. Willie Nelson did a great job playing ex-Confederate Joseph O. Shelby. The care shown in this movie for historical accuracy deserves recognition and I encourage anyone with an interest in the James brothers to watch it.


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