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


John Lee Hancock


John Fusco
1,390 ( 342)
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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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The Legends who took down Bonnie and Clyde. 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?


Kevin Costner previously starred in No Way Out (1987) and Wyatt Earp (1994) with Gene Hackman, who had a supporting role in the film Bonnie and Clyde (1967). See more »


Clyde Barrow had hexagonal sunglasses on when he was gunned down. You can see them hanging from his ears and hooked beneath his chin in his death photos. One of the lenses is missing. This is not shown in the supposedly historically accurate Highwaymen, but is portrayed in the classic Arthur Penn film. See more »


Detective John Quinn: [the Govenor is holding a meeting with her officials, who are seated around a table discussing the Bonnie and Clyde situation. She is standing in front of them] I'd like to have a say in how we handle this.
Ma Ferguson: Fine.
[Ma nods her head in agreement]
Ma Ferguson: Let's hear it.
Lee Simmons: There was a time when we put a pair of man killers on the trail and let them do their job. TEXAS RANGERS.
Detective John Quinn: There was a time... and that time's past.
Ma Ferguson: This is 1934 Lee and you want to put COWBOYS on Bonnie and Clyde? Is that what you're selling?
Lee Simmons: ...
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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 Hell's Angels (1930) See more »


Bass Man Jive
Written by Cecil Mullins
Performed by Ocie Stockard and His Wanderers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

It's Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner Show
29 March 2019 | by Atrey_DourySee all my reviews

Well, it's a hunt. And not much of it at that. The story lies within a very narrow confine of our two lead characters. There's enough background to make sense. Screenplay is mostly taut and the direction is good. But it is Harrelson and Costner that bring it all to mean much more than its mere sum. Both are excellent ... especially Costner who takes to westerns and baseball flicks like duck to water. Watch it for these two for there's not much else that you cannot gather from wikipedia.

Nevertheless one of the better addition to Netflix. Nice!

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos (Netflix)| Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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