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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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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 »


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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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A Newton fiúk  »

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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

In the movie it is portrayed that Frank Hamer arrested Jess Newton. In reality it was his brother Harrison Hamer that made the arrest. 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

Dock Newton: You ain't any less of a drunk now than you was when hooch was legal.
Jess Newton: Well, you see, there's my point. That particular law ain't really doin' it's job, now is it?
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, portions of two interviews are shown, each with one brother. One is from a 1980 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). See more »

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Featured in Great Directors (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Right or Wrong
Written by Arthur Sizemore (as Arthur L. Sizemore), Haven Gillespie, Paul Biese
Performed by Guy Forsyth and Bad Livers
Guy Forsyth appears courtesy of Antone's Records
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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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