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American Outlaws (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Western | 17 August 2001 (USA)
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5 Southern friends return home when the war ends 1865. But Yankee soldiers and Pinkerton are busy helping a railroad baron grab land from farmers along the planned railroad west. The 5 friends fight back.

Director:

Les Mayfield

Writers:

Roderick Taylor (story), Roderick Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$13,342,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,678,913
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Farrell and the other cast members had to spend six weeks at a ranch, hanging out with cowboys, and learning how to ride horses before filming began. Farrell rode a horse named Milagro, and used that horse while shooting the film. See more »

Goofs

As the gang is riding away after Cole is supposed to be hung, you can see evidence of the town's facade. 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

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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Probably suit The Younger generation.
28 January 2006 | by beau geste 38See all my reviews

Many of today's younger viewers probably won't know too much about the James Boys, and The Youngers. So they can enjoy this for what it is, "a funny, bullet dodging romp, through the wild west. ". However the older generation should probably steer clear of this one. The Goodies are Baddies, and the Baddies are Goodies. Some of the one liners could have been written by the writers of Joey or Friends, with additional material by Mel Brooks, who might have called it "Men in Strides" I notice that the stunt men and special effects (which seem mandatory in today's films,) got all the awards. Figures about right. Jesse's escape from the train is strictly Van Damme. So, if you've never heard of Bob Ford, watch this, you'll probably enjoy it. However, if you are old enough to remember Bob, and Tyrone Power, I have a feeling that you won't.


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