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Ride with the Devil (1999)

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Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy W. Auman ...
Guard (as Scott C. Sener)
Glenn Q. Pierce ...
Kathleen Warfel ...
Mrs. Chiles
Asa Chiles
Zan McLeod ...
Wedding Musician - Guitar
John Whelan ...
Wedding Musician - Accordion
Roger Landes ...
Wedding Musician - Mandolin
Jeffrey Dover ...
Wedding Musician - Drummer
Tyler Johnson ...
Wedding Musician - Drummer
Kelly Werts ...
Wedding Musician - Fiddle
Michael W. Nash ...
Horton Lee, Sr.
John Judd ...
Otto Roedel


Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the Bushwhackers, irregulars loyal to the South. One is a Black man, Daniel Holt, beholden to the man who bought his freedom. They skirmish then spend long hours hiding. Sue Lee, a young widow, brings them food. She and Jack Bull become lovers, and when he's grievously wounded, Jake escorts her south to a safe farm. The Bushwhackers, led by men set on revenge, make a raid into Kansas. At 19, Jake is ill at ease with war. As his friends die one after another, he must decide where honor lies. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance | War | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Civil War  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£100,722 (UK) (5 November 1999)


$630,779 (USA) (21 January 2000)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Jewel Kilcher, director Ang Lee cast her as Sue mainly because of her crooked teeth, which he thought looked like the teeth a poor woman living in the 1860s would have. See more »


When Jake complains of losing the upper-half of his pinky finger, the brace holding down the top joints of the actor's finger is briefly shown as the camera pulls in on his hand. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: On the western frontier of Missouri, the American Civil War was fought not by armies, but by neighbors. Informal gangs of local southern Bushwhackers fought a bloody and desperate guerrilla war against the occupying Union Army and pro-Union Jayhawkers.
Title Card: Allegiance to either side was dangerous. But it was more dangerous still to find oneself caught in the middle.
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »


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Arranged and performed by Martin Liebschner Jr. (as Marty Liebschner)
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Excellent movie (one of the best) and very accurate
25 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of the sleepers of all time. I gave it a 10 rating. The story is of the famed 'Bushwhackers' out of Missouri that fought on the side of the South during the War Between the States. The clothing they wore were authentic, the history and why they fought is very accurate and well researched. There was actually one of the battles that did not take place as they depicted... but not bad for Hollywood. The actors were well cast and were either the most brilliant of actors or the director really know how to get the best from them. I suspect it was a combination of great directing, super casting to find the right people and excellent performing by the actors. Not just one or two... this movie really jelled! It has action, romance, suspense, good guys and bad guys (sometimes depending on your individual perspective) and history all rolled into one movie. Even has the future Spiderman and Jewel. And she's good!

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