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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986)

The various fortunes and misfortunes of the outlaws and bank robbers Frank and Jesse James.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writer:

Bill Stratton (as William Stratton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Cash ... Frank James
Kris Kristofferson ... Jesse James
Marcia Cross ... Sarah Hite
Gail Youngs ... Anna
David Allan Coe David Allan Coe ... Whiskeyhead Ryan
Andy Stahl ... Dick Liddil
June Carter Cash ... Mother James
Ed Bruce Ed Bruce ... Maj. Edwards
Darrell Wilks Darrell Wilks ... Bob Ford
Meg Gibson ... Zee (as Margaret Gibson)
James Sinclair James Sinclair
Cherie Elledge-Grapes Cherie Elledge-Grapes ... Martha Bolton
Peter Bradshaw Peter Bradshaw
Earl Poole Ball ... Squire Earthman
Jack Barlow Jack Barlow ... Uncle George Hite
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Storyline

This movie looks at the last years (not days, as implied in the title) of famous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James. The film opens in 1877 with the brothers trying to settle down after 15 years of thievery. Frank is shown to be a book-loving and family-oriented man, while brother Jesse is a money-hungry womanizer. The movie follows their lives through Jesse's death at the hands of the "rotten little coward" Bob Ford and Frank's death in 1915. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Biography | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Tage von Frank und Jesse James See more »

Filming Locations:

Springfield, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film features three of the four members of the country music super-group "The Highwaymen": Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. The only one not featured was Waylon Jennings. See more »

Goofs

Frank James is taught the hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross", but this was not written until 1912. While Frank lived until 1915, Jesse was killed in 1882, and Jesse is still alive when Frank learns the hymn. See more »

Quotes

Frank James: What's so funny?
Jesse James: You, ya jack ass.
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Not Bad At All
14 January 2019 | by kristhebassSee all my reviews

Once you get past the fact that both Kristofferson and Cash were more than ten years to old to play the parts of the James Brothers and June Carter playing their mother when she was about the same age and husband Johnny you will enjoy this film.

I have seen so many films about the notorious brothers, some good, some bad but I enjoyed this one. I believe it was fairly accurate. Sure as another reviewer said neither actors are Oscar winners but they played the parts to the best of their abilities and to say Kristofferson is the worst actor in the world is a bit harsh.

It comes on TV fairly regularly so give it a chance when it does.


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