The Long Riders

The Long Riders

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The hook in Walter Hill's mythic retelling of the James-Younger outlaw legend is in the casting; the James, Younger, Miller, and Ford Brothers are played by a string of acting brothers, the Keachs, the Carradines, the Quaids and the Guests. The film begins as outlaws are robbing a bank. After the robbery, Ed Miller (Dennis Quaid) finds himself kicked out of the gang for needlessly killing a man during the robbery. Jesse James (James Keach) hands over Ed's share of the money and tells him to leave, a feeling held mutually by Ed's brother Clell (Randy Quaid). After the killing the gang decides to split up for awhile. The James boys return to their wives and farms, while Cole Younger (David Carradine) travels to Texas with his prostitute girlfriend Belle Starr (Pamela Reed). After the brief respite, the gang reunites to rob a well-stocked bank in Northfield, Minnesota. The robbery turns out disastrously, with most of the gang either wounded or dying. The James boys are the only ones not seriously hurt, and they leave the rest of the gang behind, escaping while they can. After the James boys leave, the remnants of the gang are captured. But trailing the Jameses is a relentless posse. Frank and Jesse manage to keep one step ahead until the Ford brothers (Christopher Guest and Nicholas Guest) make a deal with the Pinkerton detectives trailing the outlaws.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2017
UPC: 0738329216108
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 29,073

Special Features

New interviews with stars Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, Stacy Keach, James Keach, Randy Quaid & Nicholas Guest New interview with director Walter Hill New Interview with composer Ry Cooder New interview with producer Tim Zinnemann Outlaw Brothers: The Making of the Long Riders (61 min) The Northfield Minnesota Raid: Anatomy of a Scene (15 min) Slow Motion: Walter Hill on Sam Peckinpah (6 min) Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell & Nathaniel Thompson Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Carradine Cole Younger
Keith Carradine Jim Younger
Robert Carradine Bob Younger
Stacy Keach Frank James
James Keach Jesse James
Dennis Quaid Ed Miller
Randy Quaid Clell Miller
Kevin Brophy John Younger
Harry Carey George Arthur
Christopher Guest Charlie Ford
Nicholas Guest Bob Ford
Shelby Leverington Annie Ralston
Felice Orlandi Mr. Reddick
Pamela Reed Belle Starr
James Remar Sam Starr
Fran Ryan Mrs. Samuel
Savannah Smith Zee
Amy Stryker Beth
James Whitmore Mr. Rixley
John Bottoms Mortician
West Buchanan McCorkindale
Savannah Smith Boucher Actor
Edward Bunker Actor
Steve Chambers Actor
Luis Contreras Actor
Martina Deignan Actor
J. Don Ferguson Actor
Alan Lee Graf Actor
Peter Jason Actor
Hugh McGraw Actor
Chris Mulkey Actor
Tim Rossovich Actor
Prentiss Rowe Actor
Lin Shaye Actor
Duke Stroud Actor
William Traylor Actor
Gary Watkins Actor
Glenn Robards Actor
Thomas J. Sauber Actor

Technical Credits
Walter Hill Director
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Bryden Screenwriter
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Ry Cooder Score Composer,Musical Arrangement
Freeman Davies Editor
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
David Holden Editor
Stacy Keach Executive Producer,Screenwriter
James Keach Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Vincenzo Mannino Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris McLaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Romero Art Director
Steven Phillip Smith Screenwriter
Ric Waite Cinematographer
James Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Zinnemann Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Long Riders
1. Chapter 1 [6:56]
2. Chapter 2 [10:57]
3. Chapter 3 [11:09]
4. Chapter 4 [13:59]
5. Chapter 5 [17:40]
6. Chapter 6 [8:44]
7. Chapter 7 [12:19]
8. Chapter 8 [17:29]

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The Long Riders 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
deemae More than 1 year ago
excellent, excellent western! the shootout scene for the northfield raid is one of the classic shootouts ever filmed for a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must have film for anyone who likes The Old West.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Long Riders is a magnificent piece of cinema and art, period. It is one of the last truly classical Westerns that this country produced and is the best and most realistic portrayal of James and Younger gang. The climax shootout in Minnesota reminded much of the opening reel of the Wild Bunch. The violence in it is brutal yet not irrelavant or glorified, it's just there. There are excellent one-liners in this movie from David Carradine, my favorite character in all of Westerns besides Augustus McCrae.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walter Hill does a great job of delivering action in a believable fashion for a Hollywood retelling. And the casting doesn't suffer from it's "brother" novelty, since everyone carries thier part pretty well. Just a solid Western in the style of Peckinpah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago