R | | Biography, Crime, Western
The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.
Although John Younger is portrayed as a cousin of the Youngers, he was a brother.
Jacob Rixley: That's right.
Frank James: My name is Frank James. I came here to turn myself in. Here's my gun. I want something in return. I want to be able to bury my brother.
Jacob Rixley: Suppose I don't agree to your terms?
Frank James: Then I'll kill you.
During the Northfield bank robbery, when the bank customer is shot running out the door to warn the town, he is shot in the back and blood splatters on the glass of the door. In subsequent shots of the door the blood splatter disappears.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure an 'X' rating. Cuts were made in 1986 when the film was granted an '18' certificate for home video, and most of these cuts were waived with the exception of 4 seconds when released on DVD in 2001 and again on Blu-Ray in 2013.
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