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.
In the beginning of the movie, "Pretty Boy" Floyd (Channing Tatum) was shot by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), and died shortly thereafter. In actuality, Floyd was shot by a retired East Liverpool, Ohio cop. Then, according to the FBI, Purvis questioned him. Receiving only curses, Purvis ordered another Agent to shoot Floyd. Also the movie suggests, Floyd died before John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). Floyd was actually killed three months to the day, after Dillinger.
Pretty Boy Floyd, you are under arrest
Pretty Boy Floyd: It's Charles, Charles Floyd. Who are you?
Melvin Purvis: Melvin Purvis, Bureau of Investigation. Where's your friend, Harry Campbell?
Pretty Boy Floyd: I believe you've killed me, so you can go rot in hell
When Nelson is drunk at the bar, he asks the other people there if they want to hear his James Cagney impersonations, saying Cagney's famous line from Angels with Dirty Faces (1938): "Whaddya hear, whaddya say."
The title of the movie is not shown until the end credits.
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