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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

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A Newton fiúk  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$10,297,897 (USA) (15 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

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 »

Quotes

Willis Newton: Insurance companies. See, all the banks is insured now, and that's who takes the loss. And hell, they're the biggest crooks of 'em all. We are just little thieves stealing from the big thieves, that's all.
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

After You've Gone
Written by Turner Layton & Henry Creamer
Performed by Floyd Domino
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Linklater is a genius
27 November 1998 | by (waxahachie tx) – See all my reviews

How Richard Linklater made this film on such a small budget is a miracle in itself; the casting was inspired; but the inclusion of the clips of the real Newtons was pure genius. I read Richard's script a year or so before the film went into production, and I felt that this movie simply had to be made... I was right. With a little advertising money from the distributor, the film could (and SHOULD) have been a blockbuster. This is the film that defines the Texas film industry, and as a Texan, I'm proud of Linklater's effort.


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