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Public Enemies (1996)

Video  -  Drama | Thriller | Crime  -  19 April 1996 (USA)
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Glorified and glamourized fact-based tale of Ma Barker and her boys who robbed banks and generally terrorized the Midwest in the 1930's and was eventually gunned down by g-man, Melvin ... See full summary »

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Leah Best ...
Young Kate Clarke
Chip Heller ...
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Tom Ward ...
Brent O'Plotnik ...
Trevor Meeks ...
Lloyd Barker at 10 years
Joseph Lindsey ...
Joe Dain ...
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Glorified and glamourized fact-based tale of Ma Barker and her boys who robbed banks and generally terrorized the Midwest in the 1930's and was eventually gunned down by g-man, Melvin Purvis. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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No one could stop them.

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Rated R for strong violence, some sex scenes, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Public Enemy No. 1  »

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Kathy Bates was originally cast in Theresa Russell's role. See more »

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The final shootout between Ma Barker and Melvin Purvis is captioned to have occurred in Lake "Wier" when in fact the location is near Lake Weir. See more »

Quotes

Kate "Ma" Barker: You said, "Dead by Christmas." Is that the kind of chance you're talking about?
Melvin Purvis: You can't believe everything you read in the papers. I'm the F.B.I., not a bounty hunter.
Herman Barker: No difference.
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Not nearly as bad as other reviewers have stated.
29 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by the horrid reviews given this film by other IMDB users. It actually is a decent, well-made movie which chronicles the Ma Barker saga (albeit a slightly fictionalized version). Russell gives a good performance as Kate "Ma" Barker, and the direction is zippy enough to overcome some corny dialogue. A very gory movie with a couple Theresa topless scenes, as well as some unclothed girls in a local brothel to add to the guilty pleasure factor.

**1/2 out of ****

MPAA: Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, some drug use, and some sexuality/nudity.


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