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The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979)

A light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas and the years leading up to it as the brothers form themselves into a gang of horse thieves, train and bank ... See full summary »

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Dan Curtis

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Earl W. Wallace
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... Bob Dalton
Randy Quaid ... Grat Dalton
Larry Wilcox ... Emmet Dalton
Sharon Farrell ... Flo Quick
Matt Clark ... George 'Bitter Creek' Newcomb
Royal Dano ... Pa Dalton
Julie Hill Julie Hill ... Julie Williams
John Karlen ... Charlie Powers
Mills Watson ... Bill Dalton
Elliott Street ... Potts
Terry Kiser ... Nafius, the reporter
Bo Hopkins ... Billy Doolin
John Fitzpatrick John Fitzpatrick ... Texas Jack Broadwell
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ... Willie Powers
Dennis Fimple ... Blackface / Charlie Bright
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A light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas and the years leading up to it as the brothers form themselves into a gang of horse thieves, train and bank robbers with their arch enemy, Detective Will Smith, constantly on their heels. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Coup der Dalton-Gang See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Billy Doolin: Well, Bob, I'd like for you to explain something to me. Why does it have to be called 'The Dalton Gang'? You explain that to me, please?
Bob Dalton: It's simple Billy. Gangs is always called after their leader, like...ah, Jesse and Younger.
Billy Doolin: Well now, I don't see any reason why I can't be the leader.
Bob Dalton: Billy, in the first place, you don't have any leadership qualities...which I do. And the second place, a 'Doolin Gang' sounds kind of dumb. I mean, what kind of name is Doolin?
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The Last Ride should have never been made
12 January 2005 | by archives1969See all my reviews

"The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang" is not any good. The script writers spin and twist the story to distort reality. A better movie would be the "The Last Day" starring Richard Widmark, Barbara Rush, and Robert Conrad. Though "The Last Day" creates a story around Richard Widmark's fictitious character, the movie is closer to some of the actual events and situations.

"The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang" characterizes the lives of the Dalton's as being frolicking womanizers. The whole movie distorts a historical event and trivializes the defenders of Coffeyville and the ones who died in the defense of their town.


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