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The Highwaymen (2019)

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A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

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John Lee Hancock

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John Fusco
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Cast

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
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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 »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emboscada Final See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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$49,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.39:1
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Trivia

Kathy Bates portrays Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, the first female governor of Texas. Ferguson's husband had previously been governor of Texas, but was impeached and convicted on embezzlement charges. Ma ran as a puppet candidate, making it clear her husband would be calling the shots, and she was every bit as corrupt as her husband had been. She was defeated after her first term but was elected again six years later. At that point, about 40 Texas Rangers resigned instead of serving for a corrupt governor. Ferguson then fired the remaining Rangers. See more »

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Several times the phrase "manos arribas" is said, as if "arriba" is an adjective describing the hands. But arriba is an adverb describing the direction of the hands (up) and and cannot be plural. The correct phrase is "manos arriba". However, this is likely an intentional embellishment meant to illustrate Gault's unfamiliarity with the Spanish language. See more »

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Maney Gault: [Frank and Maney are sitting at a table in a coffee shop in Coffeyville, Kansas on the lookout for Bonnie and Clyde. Gault is eating a slice of cake and Frank's drinking a cup of coffee]
[chuckles]
Maney Gault: How many bullets you got in you?
Frank Hamer: Hell I don't know... Sixteen I think.
Maney Gault: [between spoonfuls] You know...
[clears his throat]
Maney Gault: Man can't PASS bullets through him like he can kidney stones?... might be GOOD to have a doctor look at you sometime.
Frank Hamer: Might be good to have a doctor look at YOU sometime.
Maney Gault: I ain't got...
[...]
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St. Louis Blues
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The other side of the isle
29 March 2019 | by sudip-chatterjeeSee all my reviews

This story is told from the other perspective that we are used to see. Two aged, recommissioned(or, actually half-recommissioned) Texas Rangers take on Bonny and Clyde and hunt them in the end using same tactics that B&C used to kill lawmen. The tempo is slow at the beginning and builds up gradually until the climax. The sedate style of storytelling is intentional to give it a more realistic feel. The director Mr. Hancock achieves that masterfully! Set-design is excellent! Camerawork follows the happenings from the perspective of Pancho and Manny, and you get a clear idea of what they are facing while dealing with such criminals. There are some intense moments that will keep you on the edges of your seats! Finally, the acting. Superb! A plus straightaway! The screen chemistry of Costner and Harrelson works like magic, and their banter wont let you feel that you are actually watching a hunting party involving some deep criminals. The last scene is simply impeccable! I'd say its a solid eight-outta-ten!


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