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When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. In the course of their vendetta, they will become the object of the biggest manhunt in the history of the Old West and, as their fame grows, so will the legend of their leader, a young outlaw by the name of Jesse James. Written by <gsm1224@ix.netcom.com>

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Action | Western

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Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »

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17 August 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,855,475 (USA) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$13,264,986 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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Colin Farrell and the other cast members had to spend six weeks at a ranch, hanging out with cowboys and learning how to ride horses before filming began. Farrell rode a horse named Milagro while learning how to ride, and used that horse while shooting the film. See more »

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When Jesse and his brother first get back to Liberty after the war and talk to the doctor, Jesse looks like he has a few days of growth on his face. When they go to his farm to see his mother (supposedly later that day) he looks like he only has five o'clock shadow. See more »

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[first lines]
Cole: Gatling! They got a Gatling gun!
Bob: Goddamn it Cole, this stopped bein' fun about two years ago!
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Find My Baby
Written by Moby (as Richard Hall)
Performed by Moby
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc./Mute Ltd.
Features samples from the Bay Blue recording "Joe Lee's Rock"
Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Avoid at all costs!
31 March 2007 | by (Sana'a, Yemen) – See all my reviews

Why did Colin Farrell make this movie? At his level of talent, he can't need the work so badly.

Pitiful story that tries to romanticize a gang of violent criminals, putting 21st century people and attitudes in period costumes. It does not work.

The "action" is so unbelievable from the first two minutes, it sets the tone for the entire film. A group of Confederates are ambushed by a vastly superior Union force, and the Jameses and Youngers manage to singlehandedly save the day, using John Cage style action tricks. Except that 200 incompetent guys with rifles would have turned them into hamburger.

Skip it unless someone pays you to watch.


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