Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.
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
The real-life Texas Governor Ma Ferguson is famous for saying "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for me." See more »
In some of the stakeout scenes, Hamer appears to be eating pistachio nuts, the tan shells piling up outside the car. Pistachios were available in the U.S. in the '30s, usually in penny gumball-type vending machines, but they were nearly always dyed red to mask imperfections. Undyed pistachios weren't common in this country until domestic production took off in the late '70s. 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 »
We all saw the movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967) directed by Arthur Penn. In France, we all heard the eponymous song (Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg, 1968). The Highwaymen is a mirror version with two retired Rangers in pursuit of the infamous outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, considered as Robin Hood and his beloved wife by the plebs. A dead or alive hunt, in the 30's. Knowing that dead is a priori more practical, we suspect from the outset, even if we do not know the story, that it will probably be the chosen solution. In many aspects, I perceive the atmosphere of Unforgiven (1992) directed by Clint Eastwood, with its predictable and ineluctable ending, with cars and heavy machine guns instead of horses and Remingtons.
The actors, the photography, the costumes, the cars, the atmosphere of the post-1929 Great Depression, the rhythm, the dialogues, the soundtrack, ... This is an excellent movie! As a synthesis: 8/9 of 10.
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