R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
Early on, director Andrew Dominik battled Warner Brothers over editing. Warner didn't like the movie's length, and wanted more action. Dominik wanted to examine the relationship between the famous outlaw and his eventual assassin. In the end, Warner went with ... ...
He was growing into middle age, and was living then in a bungalow on Woodland Avenue. He installed himself in a rocking chair and smoked a cigar down in the evenings as his wife wiped her pink hands on an apron and reported happily on their two ...
When Robert Ford sends a telegram announcing that he has killed Jesse James, he goes into an American Telegraph Company office and uses an American Telegraph blank. The blank correctly identifies E. S. Sanford as American Telegraph's president, but the date (1882) is wrong. American Telegraph merged with Western Union in 1866. American Telegraph's lines ran along the Eastern seaboard, from New York to New Orleans. St. Joseph, Missouri, was in the territory of Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Company, which later merged with Western Union.
The film does not contain either an opening title nor intro credits. The film title is displayed first after the final fadeout.
$147,812 (USA) (23 September 2007)
$3,904,982 (USA) (27 January 2008)
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