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Plunkett & Macleane (1999) Poster

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James Macleane (1711-1750) was the son of Scottish parson, and became known as 'Gentleman Highwayman' in partnership with his good friend Plunkett (also a Scotsman). Plunkett really was an apothecary, although it was Macleane's wife who had died. Macleane was an inveterate dandy, and this caused to make the fatal mistake of wearing a set of stolen waistcoats into the shop of the tailor who made them, leading to his arrest and subsequent hanging in November 1750.
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The two aristocrats introduced to Plunkett and Macleane by Rochester are called Dixon and Winterburn. These are the names of two players - Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn - for the English football team Arsenal during the late 1980's / early 1990's and part of Arsenal's famous "back four."
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Craig Armstrong's music for the hanging/escape scene was widely popular in trailers in 1999/2000. It was heard in trailers for such films as Romeo Must Die, The Patriot, and Quills.
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Karel Augusta (Hangman) died during production.
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The French title for this film is "Guns 1748".
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Liv Tyler shot this film concurrently with Armageddon (1998) so would frequently fly from her location in the Czech Republic to Los Angeles for stretches at a time.
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Comedy duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams make cameos as Sir Oswald and Viscount Bilston.
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Robert Carlyle and Johnny Lee Miller have worked together before. They both starred in the 1996 cult classic "Trainspotting".
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Chance eye gouging Highwayman Rob is a nod to "Blade Runner", which Roy Batty does the same thing to Dr.Eldon Tyrell. Jake Scott is the son of director Ridley Scott whom directed "Blade Runner".
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