The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), THE HIGHWAYMEN follows the untold story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren't enough to capture the nation's most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.Written by
At the time of the ambush there were $26,000 in reward pledges but when they tried to collect on this most of the pledges simply vanished. In the end, each of those involved received just $200. Hamer also kept most of the outlaws' guns for himself. See more »
Bienville Parish Sheriff Henderson Jordan speaks with a distinctly Cajun accent. Due to deeply felt racial and religious prejudices of the time, Cajun mannerisms would have put him on the margins of Protestant North Louisiana society and disqualified him from becoming Sheriff. Unfortunately, the KKK would have enforced this. Sheriff Jordan, like most people born in North Louisiana, would have sounded much like the Texans.
These accent differences still exist, thankfully without the discrimination. See more »
How'd she fall in with an outlaw like Barrow?
Deputy Ted Hinton:
Bored to tears. Along come Clyde in a fine car, by the time she found out the car was stolen, she was already in love.
Ain't that romantic. I met my wife she was milking a prize Devon at the Oklahoma State Fair, I can't imagine anybody writing a ballad about that encounter.
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During the first part of the closing credits, photos are shown of the real people and scenes portrayed. See more »
A great film for history buffs -- although given a lot of poetic licence. I love the way they dehumanize Bonny and Clyde (B&C)--making them the enemy. As corny as Kevin Costner can be, he is good in this film as his his side-kick.
There is no evidence Costner said "Hands Up" at the end and the fact that Bonnie shot cops is heavily disputed but the coke bottle message is correct.
It was just great to be memorized by this film for a couple of hours. Enjoy.
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