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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)

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Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

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Justin Kurzel

Writers:

Shaun Grant (screenplay by), Peter Carey (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George MacKay ... Ned Kelly
Ben Corbett Ben Corbett ... Red Kelly
Orlando Schwerdt ... Young Ned Kelly
Charlie Hunnam ... Sgt O'Neil
Essie Davis ... Ellen Kelly
Claerwen Brown Claerwen Brown ... Baby Grace
Asmara Feik Asmara Feik ... Young Maggie Kelly
Mo Scott Mo Scott ... Young Dan Kelly
Winona Keegan Winona Keegan ... Young Kate Kelly
Brett Peachey Brett Peachey ... Haircutting Officer
Chase Oosterweghel Chase Oosterweghel ... Dick Shelton
Claudia Karvan ... Mrs. Shelton
Russell Crowe ... Harry Power
John Murray John Murray ... Dead Dan Morgan
Jack Charles ... Waiter
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Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

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Rated R for strong violence throughout, bloody images, pervasive language, sexual content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At one point "True History of the Kelly Gang" was going to be adapted for the silver screen in 2003, with Neil Jordan attached to direct. However the project was abandoned due to fears of competition with Gregor Jordan's "Ned Kelly" (2003). See more »

Goofs

In the film the Kelly home is made out of corrugated iron. When we first see the house, it is 1867. However corrugated iron didn't exist in Australia until the 1880s. See more »

Quotes

Young Ned Kelly: I don't want your fucking pancakes!
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Malik Lite
29 February 2020 | by HairyMart1See all my reviews

This film had much potential with an outstanding cast, and a great sounding story, which seemed a perfect fit for director - Justin Curzel, who was able to create both haunting imagery with Macbeth and a nerve shredding experience in the true crime drama Snowtown. Here things seem to slipped free from any sense of coherence, in terms of its story and character arcs. So while you do have some really great performances from all, and at times quite striking visuals, the fact that the story never seems to gel, leaves you all a bit disconnected at times from what is happening. The first section with Ned Kelly's childhood, does promise much, but after that it descends into a style that is very reminiscent of Terrence Malick. Whispered voice over of inner thoughts, sweeping visuals, swirling camera shots of characters as they struggle with themeaning in the things happening around them. A bold choice but to pull it off I suspect you need to be Terrance Malik. You never really get the characters or key moments in their story, all just tumbles along in a bit of a mess.


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Language:

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Release Date:

24 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,839, 26 April 2020

Gross USA:

$33,817

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,198
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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