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


Justin Kurzel


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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The fellatio scene between Ellen Kelly and Sergeant O'Neil was Charlie Hunnam's first day of filming. See more »


The film depicts Kelly's hanging as being performed by pushing him off a catwalk. In real life, hangings in Kelly's time were performed by having the prisoner stand on a trapdoor, which would then be opened by a release leaver, sending the prisoner falling until they reached the end of the rope. See more »


Ned Kelly: Know that I shall tell no lie, let me burn in hell should I speak false.
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Great movie, no one said it was a historical documentary.
15 June 2020 | by tang73See all my reviews

The title of the movie takes itself entirely tongue in cheek. This movie is to Ned Kelly like what "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is to the Manson story. Its someone's entirely dreamed up take on the subject (the book it is based on, was classified as fiction). And that is perfectly fine. Entertaining, good acting, good scenery, does slide a little in the second half. The "C word" is an Aussie staple, so expect it!

I do agree with other comments about Ned needing a beard - it was his second best known trait!

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Release Date:

24 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True History of the Kelly Gang See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,839, 26 April 2020

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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