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The Newton Boys (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 March 1998 (USA)
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

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Ma Newton
Jena Karam ...
Orphan Singer
Casey McAuliffe ...
Orphan Singer
Regina Mae Matthews ...
Orphan Fiddler
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Waiter
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Brentwood Glasscock
Charles Gunning ...
Slim
Glynn Williams ...
Farmer Williams
Charles 'Chip' Bray ...
Bank Teller
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Avis Glasscock
Gary Moody ...
Crooked Banker
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Storyline

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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History is about to catch up with America's most successful bank robbers. See more »


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

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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,010,245 (USA) (29 March 1998)

Gross:

$10,297,897 (USA) (17 May 1998)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Brentwood and Joe watch Erich von Stroheim's Greed, in Canada, during what appears to be summer. Greed was not released until December of that year, and didn't see any wide release until late January of 1925. It's also doubtful that it would have made it to Canada any time before then. See more »

Quotes

Willis Newton: So, what's a fella do in Omaha?
Louise: Well, he could chew gum.
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Opening credits play the way they would in a film made durring the silent and early sound period (1920-1940). See more »


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Performed by Steven Scott Smalley
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MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED
19 June 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

This movie was much better than I expected. Interesting true story told of a band of unusual bank robbers. Almost gentlemen bandits, if you will. McConnaughey, Ulrich, Hawke, and D'Onofrio do a great job with the brother's characters. The end credits are definitely worth watching this for.


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