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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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Sometimes the wrong side of the law is the right place to be. See more »

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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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Jesse James  »

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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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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

When Jesse is in Zee's bed after the doc dresses the wound, and the Army is searching the house, Zee covers herself and Jesse with a blanket; when she gets up to put her robe on, you can see that she is wearing an underwire bra. They didn't wear bras in the 1800's, they wore corsets. 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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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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A fun, fantasy, light hearted movie about Jesse James!
20 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

You know, it makes me laugh when I read other people's negative reviews on this movie. Yeah, this movie is riddled with historical inaccuracies and all the outlaws are so darn young and good looking, but hey, that's not the point. I don't think this movie was meant to be a serious study about Frank and Jesse James. This movie was made strictly to entertain and to make people laugh.

One already knows from the first five minutes into the movie that this is a comedy/action movie. I enjoyed it for what it was, mindless entertainment! Yeah, Colin Farrell is HOT! As a matter of fact, the rest of the outlaws are all very young and cute. Even if the females audience do not care much for the plot or for the cartoon violence, I'm sure they would get some visceral thrill out of seeing all these good looking young guys together on the screen. The male audience will enjoy the humor and the fight scenes and big explosions and Ali Larter, the pretty blonde actress that plays Zee. Ali Larter reminds me of the models in the old 1970s' shampoo commercials, all shiny blonde hair and big smiles.

This movie was fun to watch from beginning to end. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a fun action comedy.

By the way, now that the DVD is out, I hope everyone catches the deleted scenes from the movie. They are very good. It's a shame these scenes were not included into the movie, they would've showed a little more depth to the characters of Frank and Jesse James.


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