R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
Leonardo DiCaprio was initially attached to star in a leading role when this project was put into development in 2004.
Senator Kenneth McKellar:
Why do we need this?
J. Edgar Hoover: Because criminals flee in fast automobiles across state lines, thereby defeating local jurisdiction because there is no federal police force to stop them.
Senator Kenneth McKellar: By my tally, your bureau wants to spend more taxpayer's dollars catching ...
The film depicts John Dillinger and Frechette arriving in Tucson and checking in at the Congress Hotel and then later being arrested in their room while Billie is in the tub (Marion Cotillard appears to be wearing a body suit). Gang members Charles Makley and Russell Clark had actually rented the room at the hotel, then were forced to leave due to a fire. The pair rented a house on North Second Street, the house at which Dillinger and Frechette were subsequently arrested at.
The title of the movie is not shown until the end credits.
$25,271,675 (USA) (5 July 2009)
$97,104,620 (USA) (28 July 2012)
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