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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.

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Claude Stanush (based on the book by), Richard Linklater (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Willis Newton
Skeet Ulrich ... Joe Newton
Ethan Hawke ... Jess Newton
Gail Cronauer ... Ma Newton
Jena Karam Jena Karam ... Orphan Singer
Casey McAuliffe Casey McAuliffe ... Orphan Singer
Regina Mae Matthews Regina Mae Matthews ... Orphan Fiddler
Lew Temple ... Waiter
Dwight Yoakam ... Brentwood Glasscock
Charles Gunning Charles Gunning ... Slim
Glynn Williams Glynn Williams ... Farmer Williams
Charles 'Chip' Bray Charles 'Chip' Bray ... Bank Teller
Chloe Webb ... Avis Glasscock
Gary Moody Gary Moody ... Crooked Banker
Julianna Margulies ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

20th Century Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Newton fiúk See more »

Filming Locations:

Martindale, Texas, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew McConaughey plays the oldest of the 4 Newton brothers. In reality, Vincent D'Onofrio (who plays one of the brothers) is 10 years older than McConaughey. See more »

Goofs

The end credits feature footage from the real Joe Newton's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode #19.165. On-screen text incorrectly identifies the date of this appearance as January 20, 1980, when the correct date was actually November 20, 1980. See more »

Quotes

Dock Newton: Where the hell were you, you yellow bastard? You didn't fire a shot!
Brentwood Glasscock: I'm not supposed to fire a shot! YOU'RE not supposed to fire a shot! We're supposed to be BACKUP Willis!
Jess Newton: You back up any further you'd be in Chicago!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits play the way they would in a film made durring the silent and early sound period (1920-1940). See more »


Soundtracks

After You've Gone
Written by Turner Layton & Henry Creamer
Performed by Floyd Domino
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The Newtons of Uvalde
7 February 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In the tradition of such as the James, Daltons, and Doolins of the previous century, the Newton Brothers who hailed from Uvalde, Texas were more in that tradition as they robbed banks and such throughout the middle part of the USA in the post World War I years. The Newtons are played by Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'Onofrio. Watching them on the screen I kept thinking of that theme from the Dukes Of Hazard, "just some good old boys, meaning no harm".

Especially McConaughey who is the leader and brains of the outfit. He just oozes country boy charm. It serves him in very good stead when the Newtons are standing before the bar of justice. It also serves him well in courting Julianna Margulies who in that other country tradition stands by her man though she has to do some thinking on it.

Like the other family outlaw gangs of the west, the Newtons had their associates, though for them none like Bob Ford. Like the James Brothers they tried to switch to trains. It was that switch to trains that led to their downfall and a close call for one of the brothers. For the Newtons that train robbery was the equivalent of what happened to the James gang after the Northfield, Minnesota bank job. One of them nearly doesn't make it.

No one was ever killed during a Newton caper a fact that stood them in good stead at trial. The sentencing hearing with McConaughey is also outstanding.

I liked Vincent D'Onofio who is the most rebellious of the brothers. He'd be going the outlaw way even without family support.

The Newton Boys does very well in depicting post World War I in rural America. American agriculture after the boom of World War prices for food abroad and for the troops never shared in the Roaring Twenties boom for the city folk. This film depicts that fact very well.

The four players who depict the Newtons and the rest of the cast are set perfectly in their roles. One thing about the Newtons I have to say is that the film is done with style in the way they did their crimes.


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