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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$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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Throughout the film, Frank James is seen carrying out impressive long-range trick-shots with his Henry rifle. In actuality, one of the downsides of the Henry rifle was its dismal accuracy, as well as its short range compared to the more widely available rifle-muskets. Even modern reproductions are not recommended for hitting man-sized targets past 200 yards. See more »

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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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A whitewashing of history
23 December 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This movie made me angry. Not just because it is a routine Western, filled with cliches, but because it is hard to imagine that in 2001, the writers of this embarrassment wouldn't give any regard to history. I realize it's just a movie, and there's a long tradition of glamorizing the murderers and psychopaths of the American west, but there has been enough research lately about Jesse James that makes this film's treatment of him as Robin Hood an outrage. Let's be clear: Jesse James was in essence a terrorist. He rode with Bloody Bill Anderson and William Quantrill, who were Confederate raiders who performed unspeakable atrocities in the name of slavery. James was no Robin Hood. He was in it for the money. The gang is represented in this movie as good-hearted guys just doin' what's right and carin' bout their mamas. Horse-hockey! Read the new biography by T.J. Stiles to get the true story. A realistic movie about James would be fascinating, but is beyond the talent of the crew involved in this boil on the butt of cinema. And besides, didn't Young Guns make this unnecessary?


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