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Frank & Jesse (1995)

At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Jesse James
Bill Paxton ... Frank James
Randy Travis ... Cole Younger
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Annie
Maria Pitillo ... Zee
Luke Askew ... Lone Rider
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Zack Murphy
Alexis Arquette ... Charlie Ford
Todd Field ... Bob Younger
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Clell Miller
Nicholas Sadler ... Arch Clements (as Nick Sadler)
William Atherton ... Allan Pinkerton
Tom Chick Tom Chick ... Detective Whitcher
Mary Neff Mary Neff ... Widow Miller
Richard Maynard Richard Maynard ... John Sheets
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Storyline

At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by Chicago railroad investors, the James and Younger brothers, Bob and Charlie Ford, Clell Miller and Arch Clements take to robbing banks, trains and coaches, with Pinkerton sworn to bringing them to justice. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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The civil war made them outlaws. The people made them heroes

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Biography | Western

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Rated R for strong western violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FRANK AND JESSE See more »

Filming Locations:

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$50,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,004
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Trimark Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Askew played Jim Younger in The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972). See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Cole Younger (Randy Travis) is singing "Auld Lang Syne." That song was not written until 1788 by Robert Burns, a Scot. It did not become popular until the 1920's in the US, around the time that Guy Lombardo began playing it with his orchestra for New Years Eve performances. See more »

Quotes

Frank James: Hell of all the things I lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Referenced in Buttcrack (1998) See more »

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The Way He Is
Music, Lyrics and Performed by Randy Travis
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" I Am A Wily One"
20 November 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The ever fascinating saga of Frank and Jesse James gets another treatment and a good one in Frank&Jesse starring Bill Paxton and Rob Lowe as the James Brothers.

I've seen and reviewed now three films about the James brothers and their gang, Jesse James, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and now Frank&Jesse. It's interesting to me how similar the characters are in all the films.

Jesse is the hardened bitter outlaw who may have started with justifiable reasons on his outlaw career, but has taken to the criminal life and likes it. And it brings out the bad points of his character as well. Whether played by Tyrone Power, Brad Pitt, or Rob Lowe, Jesse is given the same interpretation.

As is Frank the charmer of the two brothers. Whether laconic charming like Henry Fonda or pretty garrulous as Bill Paxton does him, he's apparently the public relations man for the gang.

The characters of the Younger Brothers are brought in here as well with country singer Randy Travis giving an outstanding portrayal of Cole Younger. In real life Younger like Frank James lived to a ripe old age way after the action in this film.

Jesse is the king of outlaws, his reputation against fighting the railroads has made him notorious enough for Allan Pinkerton to be employed to take him down. Jesse is a wily one and after Pinkerton's nephew Tom Chick is killed in an attempt to arrest Jesse, it becomes a personal crusade for Pinkerton.

As much as I liked the rest of the cast, the best in the film is William Atherton as the dedicated Allan Pinkerton. He's determined to use any means to bring Jesse and the gang and I do mean ANY.

The wives have their moments also with Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Frank's wife Annie and Maris Pitillo as Jesse's wife Zee. Pitillo's performance is hardly like the one by Nancy Kelly in the 20th Century Fox classic. She saves Jesse's bacon on one memorable occasion in the film.

Frank&Jesse is one very good western which should have received a lot more attention than it did.


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