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American Outlaws (2001)

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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 »

Director:

Les Mayfield

Writers:

Roderick Taylor (story), Roderick Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Jesse James
Scott Caan ... Cole Younger
Ali Larter ... Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms
Gabriel Macht ... Frank James
Gregory Smith ... Jim Younger
Harris Yulin ... Thaddeus Rains, President Rock Northern Rail Road
Kathy Bates ... Ma James
Timothy Dalton ... Allan Pinkerton
Will McCormack ... Bob Younger
Ronny Cox ... Doc Mimms, Zee's Dad
Terry O'Quinn ... Rollin H. Parker - Rains' Gopher
Nathaniel Arcand ... Comanche Tom
Ty O'Neal ... Clell Miller
Joe Stevens ... Loni Packwood
Barry Tubb ... Captain Malcolm
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Action | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesse James See more »

Filming Locations:

Dripping Springs, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the dance at the farm, a band member plays the banjo, but none is heard. A mandolin is heard, but no one is playing one. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

On the American release DVD there are 2 scenes that were cut from the original movie. One is a fight between Jesse and Frank at a bar. The other is Jesse "paying" for a girl for Jim Younger. See more »


Soundtracks

Find My Baby
Performed by Moby
Written by Richard Hall (Moby), Joe Lee and Alan Lomax
Used by permission of Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
obo itself, The Little Idiot Music & Unichappell Music Inc.
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc./Mute Ltd.
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Dude, Where's My Horse
1 July 2002 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Horrible insult to the tradition of westerns, 'American Outlaws' is worthwhile only as another stepping stone in the career of Colin Farrell. He's horrible as much as anyone in the cast, but he'll be in much better movies as a rule, soon...For now, he can be forgiven this.

James brothers are portrayed as nitwits who grimace when their 'WANTED' poster does not look like them..then later, when the poster has been improved (but the movie has not), they smile.

One of their group is old enough to order a milk shake so naturally he's the first to go. He must have won the pool.

Kathy Bates and Timothy Dalton - one question..did you owe back taxes?

Gabriel Macht is the only actor who has an clue what's going on, and he's also the only one who looks like he's from that period. All the rest have designer haircuts and Scott Caan even got a tint job. None of the dialogue is suited to the era, either; they all might as well be meeting at a rave.

See 'The Long Riders', 'Tombstone', anything else.. 1/10. John Ford is weeping somewhere.


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