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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesse James
... Cole Younger
... Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms
... Frank James
... Jim Younger
... Thaddeus Rains, President Rock Northern Rail Road
... Ma James
... Allan Pinkerton
... Bob Younger
... Doc Mimms, Zee's Dad
... Rollin H. Parker - Rains' Gopher
... Comanche Tom
... Clell Miller
... Loni Packwood
... Captain Malcolm
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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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Action | Western

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

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Warner Bros.

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17 August 2001 (USA)  »

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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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Colin Farrell did as many of his own stunts as Les Mayfield would let him do. See more »

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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 »

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[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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A whitewashing of history
23 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie made me angry. Not just because it is a routine Western, filled with cliches, but because it is hard to imagine that in 2001, the writers of this embarrassment wouldn't give any regard to history. I realize it's just a movie, and there's a long tradition of glamorizing the murderers and psychopaths of the American west, but there has been enough research lately about Jesse James that makes this film's treatment of him as Robin Hood an outrage. Let's be clear: Jesse James was in essence a terrorist. He rode with Bloody Bill Anderson and William Quantrill, who were Confederate raiders who performed unspeakable atrocities in the name of slavery. James was no Robin Hood. He was in it for the money. The gang is represented in this movie as good-hearted guys just doin' what's right and carin' bout their mamas. Horse-hockey! Read the new biography by T.J. Stiles to get the true story. A realistic movie about James would be fascinating, but is beyond the talent of the crew involved in this boil on the butt of cinema. And besides, didn't Young Guns make this unnecessary?


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