• American Outlaws (2001)

American Outlaws

Release Date: August 17th, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

After the Civil War ends, Confederate soldiers Frank (Gabriel Macht) and Jesse James (Colin Farrell) return home with the three Younger brothers to learn that railroad baron Thaddeus Rains (Harris Yulin) is trying to drive Missouri citizens out of their homes. When both families resist, the James boys' mother (Kathy Bates) is murdered. Furious, the two groups of brothers team up for a series of robberies designed to hurt the railroad. Detective Allan Pinkerton (Timothy Dalton) pursues them.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith, Harris Yulin, Kathy Bates, Timothy Dalton

Director: Les Mayfield

Genres: Western , Action

Production Co: Morgan Creek Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Mother , Underdog , Suspenseful , Revenge , Emotional ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    A weak whinny of a horse opera tailor-made for those who can't quite locate "Young Guns" or "The Long Riders" in their video store. show more

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    At least hits a certain adrenaline level, and the stunts have panache. If you crave the ''Young Guns'' approach to the Old West, here it is again. show more

  • 25
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    As a western, American Outlaws is an utter failure. As the basis of a "Mad TV" parody, it is an unintentional hoot. show more

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