The untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde.


John Lee Hancock


John Fusco
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Frank Hamer
Woody Harrelson ... Maney Gault
Kathy Bates ... Ma Ferguson
John Carroll Lynch ... Lee Simmons
Thomas Mann ... Deputy Ted Hinton
Dean Denton ... Deputy Bob Alcorn
Kim Dickens ... Gladys Hamer
William Sadler ... Henry Barrow
W. Earl Brown ... Ivy Methvin
David Furr ... Detective John Quinn
Jason Davis ... Agent Kendale
Josh Caras ... Wade McNabb (as Joshua Caras)
David Born ... Sheriff Henderson Jordan
Brian F. Durkin ... Deputy Prentiss Oakley
Kaley Wheless ... Jean Gault


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 Netflix

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This March, there are no High Roads. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence and bloody images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In the Eastham Prison break, it was Clyde who fired the BAR. Bonnie was in the car honking the horn to give direction to the escapees. See more »


One of the weapons Hamer purchases is a BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle). Though the weapons were available on the civilian market they were so prohibitively expensive that the likelihood of their being in a small town gun store is extremely slim. See more »


Frank Hamer: 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.
Maney Gault: 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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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the closing credits, photos are shown of the real people and scenes portrayed. See more »


Features True to the Navy (1930) See more »


Afraid to Dream
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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30 March 2019 | by alvinpiecrust-39909See all my reviews

The cinematography, sets and costumes were all, first rate. It's this kind of attention to detail which sets this movie apart from some others. Woody Harrelson is the stand-out performer to me, but Costner more than carries his weight. The atmosphere of austerity in the Western States is palpable. Once again Netflix has nailed it, keep it up guys.

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Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Highwaymen See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$49,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (Netflix)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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