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The Highwaymen (2019)

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The untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down 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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The Outlaws made Headlines. The Lawmen made History. See more »


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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Highwaymen See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos (Netflix)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Source for the following: "The Aspermont Star" (Aspermont TX), 10/4/1917. This can be found on the website, "The Portal to Texas History"

Hammer's wife Gladys, portrayed as sweet and demure in "The Highwaymen" seems to have had a questionable past.

"In 1917 Hamer married Gladys (Johnson) Sims, the widow of Ed Sims, of Snyder, Texas. Gladys and her brother Johnson were charged in 1916 with having murdered her husband Sims that year. In the fall of 1917, the trial of her brother was moved to Baird, Texas. On October 1, 1917, Hamer and Gladys, his brother Gus Hamer, her brother Johnson and his wife, were all on their way to Baird and stopped at a garage in Sweetwater to get gas. By chance they encountered Gus McMeans of Odessa, a brother-in-law of the late Ed Sims, at the garage. The Hamers and McMeans got in a pistol battle. McMeans was a former Texas Ranger and sheriff of Ector County. Hamer and McMeans "were clinched," and the latter died of a shot to the heart. Hamer was wounded. Ten shots were fired in the gunfight. Police collected a total of seven revolvers, two automatic pistols, and three repeating rifles from the members of the two parties. McMeans was survived by his wife and 11-year-old son, and three brothers."

Gladys was cleared of the murder charge. See more »

Goofs

When Hamer picks up the newspaper that boasts the headline "Clyde sends letter to Henry Ford 'You Make a Dandy Car'", the date of the newspaper reads January. However, Clyde did not write this letter until April 10th, 1934. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the closing credits, photos are shown of the real people and scenes portrayed. See more »

Connections

References Open Range (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Yes!
29 March 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

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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