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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 <gsm1224@ix.netcom.com>

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


Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,855,475, 19 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,264,986, 21 October 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,601,109, 31 December 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the credits it is mentioned the use of footage from the movie Maverick (1994). It is the short scene of the paddle wheel steamer when Jesse (Colin Farrell) and Zee (Ali Larter) are getting to Florida. See more »


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 »


[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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The Claddah
Written and Performed by Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, Molly Pasutti
Used by permission of Red Engine Music, Revision West
Courtesy of MasterSource
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More Than Anticipated!
30 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a very cute story that while done on a tight budget kept my attention focused on what transpired. The acting was incredible when kept in mind that it was such a young main cast with the exception of the older well-knowns that came in to take on some of the other opposing heavy roles. I really like Ronny Cox and was glad to see him as a good guy in this even though he can portray a villain like none-other when called for. I also like Harris Yulin a lot so it was always a pleasure to see him as well. Colin Farrell seemed to actually live this role which is why he was perfect for it. I'd have to say that his acting talent has sagged to a lower level in his recent choices though. Maybe he became lazier or doesn't feel the need to try as hard anymore...who knows!? The action scenes were believable even if they were by no means near an epic-sized proportion. Ali Larter is pretty hot and is a decent actress! I'm really surprised she isn't in a lot more films because she definitely has my vote! She's realistic and is able to keep forming varying reactions to the different situations she encounters. Overall a much better movie than I thought and am glad I finally got a chance to enjoy it.

Final Trail:

Movies: Not worth the high ticket prices.

DVD Purchase: No, only for the reason that I'd only watch it a couple more times in this life.

Rental: Makes for a great adventure night!

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