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The Newton Boys (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 27 March 1998 (USA)
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The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Willis Newton
... Joe Newton
... Jess Newton
... Ma Newton
Jena Karam ... Orphan Singer
Casey McAuliffe ... Orphan Singer
Regina Mae Matthews ... Orphan Fiddler
... Waiter
... Brentwood Glasscock
Charles Gunning ... Slim
Glynn Williams ... Farmer Williams
Charles 'Chip' Bray ... Bank Teller
... Avis Glasscock
Gary Moody ... Crooked Banker
... Louise Brown
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Storyline

Four Newton brothers are a poor farmer family in the 1920s. The oldest of them, Willis, one day realizes that there's no future in the fields and offers his brothers to become a bank robbers. Soon the family agrees. They become very famous robbers, and five years later execute the greatest train robbery in American history. Written by Anonymous

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History is about to catch up with America's most successful bank robbers. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence including bloody aftermath of a shooting, and for language | See all certifications »

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20th Century Fox

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27 March 1998 (USA)  »

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A Newton fiúk  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,010,245, 29 March 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,297,897, 17 May 1998
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In the movie, the Texas Ranger who arrests Jess Newton is Frank Hamer. The real Frank Hamer planned and participated in the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde. See more »

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Brentwood and Joe watch Erich von Stroheim's Greed, in Canada, during what appears to be summer. Greed was not released until December of that year, and didn't see any wide release until late January of 1925. It's also doubtful that it would have made it to Canada any time before then. See more »

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Willis Newton: So, what's a fella do in Omaha?
Louise: Well, he could chew gum.
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This is the True Story of the Most Successful Bank Robbers in the History of The United States See more »

Connections

Features The Newton Boys: Portrait of an Outlaw Gang (1976) See more »

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Spanish Nights
Composed by Ray Davies
Courtesy of ProMusic
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Linklater is a genius
27 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

How Richard Linklater made this film on such a small budget is a miracle in itself; the casting was inspired; but the inclusion of the clips of the real Newtons was pure genius. I read Richard's script a year or so before the film went into production, and I felt that this movie simply had to be made... I was right. With a little advertising money from the distributor, the film could (and SHOULD) have been a blockbuster. This is the film that defines the Texas film industry, and as a Texan, I'm proud of Linklater's effort.


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