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The Newton Boys (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 March 1998 (USA)
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The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ma Newton
Jena Karam ...
Orphan Singer
Casey McAuliffe ...
Orphan Singer
Brentwood Glasscock
Charles Gunning ...
Regina Mae Matthews ...
Orphan Fiddler
Becket Gremmels ...
Glynn Williams ...
Farmer Williams
Charles 'Chip' Bray ...
Bank Teller


Four Newton brothers are a poor farmer family in the 1920s. The oldest of them, Willis, one day realizes that there's no future in the fields and offers his brothers to become a bank robbers. Soon the family agrees. They become very famous robbers, and five years later execute the greatest train robbery in American history. Written by Anonymous

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Four Brothers. Four Criminals. For The Money... They Would Stop At Nothing. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence including bloody aftermath of a shooting, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Newton fiúk  »

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Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,010,245 (USA) (27 March 1998)


$10,297,897 (USA) (15 May 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matthew McConaughey is from Uvalde, Texas as was the real Willis Newton, the character he plays in the movie. See more »


When Willis is in jail talking to the investigator, Aldrich, Aldrich leans over to whisper something to him. In the first shot, taken from behind Willis, Aldrich is speaking into Willis's right ear. The scene immediately cuts to a different angle, taken from behind Aldrich, and Aldrich is now speaking into Willis's left ear. See more »


Jess Newton: This is a hell of a way to make a livin' ain't it?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits play the way they would in a film made durring the silent and early sound period (1920-1940). See more »


Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


Riverboat Shuffle
Written by Dick Voynow, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills, Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Bad Livers
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Good Portrayal of the REAL Newton Boys
25 June 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

This film was a good portrayal of the real Newton boys...i am a Newton from Texas, and unfortunatly connected to this Newton clan...the true story in brief is that they were "kicked out" of the family for some kind of wrong doing by their parents...no other Newtons were farmers...mainly insurance salesmen, that kind of thing...Matt DEFINITLY looks like a Newton in this film...he looks almost identical to my great uncle John Newton when he was in his mid-20s...i was suprised by the acurracy of the film...

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