American Outlaws (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Western  |  17 August 2001 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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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 <>

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Sometimes the wrong side of the law is the right place to be. See more »


Action | Western

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

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Release Date:

17 August 2001 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


When Jesse and Zee decide to go swimming, there is no evidence of a scar on Jesse's left shoulder. A few scenes later, however, Jesse shows the scar to Pinkerton in the jail cell. See more »


[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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20 August 2001 | by (atlanta, georgia) – See all my reviews think Jesse James was a loser and should be portrayed that way on the big screen to set the record straight. like knowing what's going to happen in the next scene because the screenplay was targeted for someone with the I.Q. of a mop. like to be reassured that just in case the action of the movie isn't easy enough to follow along with, you can count on characters spelling out what is going to happen in the next BIG EXCITING SCENE. ...the only other movie playing is Pearl Harbor.

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