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Based on author Bryan Burrough's ambitious tome Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43, director Michael Mann's sprawling historical crime drama follows the efforts of top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale ) in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger. A folk hero to the American public thanks to his penchant for robbing the banks that many people believed responsible for the Great Depression, charming bandit Dillinger (Johnny Depp) was virtually unstoppable at the height of his criminal career; no jail could hold him, and his exploits endeared him to the common people while making headlines across the country. J. Edgar Hoover's (Billy Crudup) FBI was just coming into formation, and what better way for the ambitious lawman to transform his fledgling Bureau of Investigation into a national police force than to capture the gang that always gets away? Determined to bust Dillinger and his crew, which also included sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi), Hoover christened Dillinger the country's very first Public Enemy Number One, and unleashed Purvis to take them down by whatever means necessary. But Purvis underestimated Dillinger's ingenuity as a master criminal, and after embarking on a frantic series of chases and shoot-outs, the dashing agent humbly surmised that he was in over his head. Outwitted and outgunned, Purvis knew that his only hope for busting Dillinger's gang was to baptize a crew of Western ex-lawmen as official agents, and orchestrate a series of betrayals so cunning that even America's criminal mastermind wouldn't know what hit him. Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, and Stephen Dorff co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 1, 2009

Cast

Johnny Depp
as John Dillinger
Christian Bale
as Melvin Purvis
Marion Cotillard
as Billie Frechette
Channing Tatum
as Pretty Boy Floyd
Giovanni Ribisi
as Alvin Karpis
Billy Crudup
as J. Edgar Hoover
Stephen Dorff
as Homer Van Meter
David Wenham
as Pete Pierpont
Stephen Graham
as Baby Face Nelson
Jason Clarke
as John "Red" Hamilton
Stephen Lang
as Charles Winstead
Rory Cochrane
as Agent Carter Baum
John Ortiz
as Phil D'Andrea
John Michael Bolger
as Martin Zarkovich
Bill Camp
as Frank Nitti
Matt Craven
as Gerry Campbell
Emilie de Ravin
as Barbara Patzke
Don Frye
as Clarence Hurt
Spencer Garrett
as Tommy Carroll
Shawn Hatosy
as Agent John Madala
Peter Gerety
as Louis Piquety
John Hoogenakker
as Agent Hugh Clegg
Branka Katic
as Anna Sage
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Gilbert Catena
David Warshofsky
as Warden Baker
Carey Mulligan
as Carol Slayman
James Russo
as Walter Dietrich
Christian Stolte
as Charles Makley
John Judd
as Turnkey
Michael Vieau
as Ed Shouse
John Kishline
as Guard Dainard
Wesley Walker
as Jim Leslie
John Scherp
as Earl Adams
Madison Dirks
as Agent Warren Barton
Len Bajenski
as Police Chief Fultz
Adam Clark
as Sport
Casey Siemaszko
as Harry Berman
Peter DeFaria
as Grover Weyland
Brian Connelly
as Officer Chester Boyard
Ed Bruce
as Senator McKellar
Geoffrey Cantor
as Harry Suydam
Chandler Williams
as Clyde Tolson
Diana Krall
as Torch Singer
Richard Short
as Agent Sam Cowley
Randy Ryan
as Agent Julius Rice
Kurt Naebig
as Agent William Rorer
Adam Mucci
as Agent Harold Reinecke
Rebecca Spence
as Doris Rogers
Danni Simon
as May Minczeles
Shanyn Leigh
as Helen Gillis
Kris Wolff
as Deputy
Lili Taylor
as Sheriff Lillian Holley
Alan Wilder
as Robert Estill
Michael Bentt
as Herbert Youngblood
Jim Carrane
as Sam Cahoon
Rick Uecker
as Edward Saager
Mark Vallarta
as Harry Berg
Gareth Saxe
as Agent Ray Suran
Guy Van Swearingen
as Agent Ralph Brown
Jeff Still
as Jimmy Probasco
Lance Baker
as Freddie Barker
Leelee Sobieski
as Polly Hamilton
Keith Kupferer
as Agent Sopsic
Martie Sanders
as Irene the Ticket Taker
Robyn Suzanne Scott
as Ella Natasky
Gerald Goff
as Captain O'Neill
Steve Key
as Doc Barker
Sean Rosales
as Joe Pawlowski
Joseph Mazurk
Madison Dirks
as Agent Warren Barton
Ed Bruce
as Senator McKellar
John Kishline
as Guard Dainard
Casey Siemaszko
as Harry Berman
Gerald Goff
as Captain O'Neill
Keith Kupferer
as Agent Sopsic
Robyn Suzanne Scott
as Ella Natasky
Adam Mucci
as Agent Harold Reinecke
John Judd
as Turnkey
John Michael Bolger
as Martin Zarkovich
Jeff Still
as Jimmy Probasco
Randy Ryan
as Agent Julius Rice
Martie Sanders
as Irene the Ticket Taker
Chandler Williams
as Clyde Tolson
Matt Craven
as Gerry Campbell
Peter Gerety
as Louis Piquety
Sean Rosales
as Joe Pawlowski
Rick Uecker
as Edward Saager
Peter DeFaria
as Grover Weyland
John Hoogenakker
as Agent Hugh Clegg
Guy Van Swearingen
as Agent Ralph Brown
David Warshofsky
as Warden Baker
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Gilbert Catena
Gareth Saxe
as Agent Ray Suran
Branka Katic
as Anna Sage
Bill Camp
as Frank Nitti
James Russo
as Walter Dietrich
Shawn Hatosy
as Agent John Madala
John Ortiz
as Phil D'Andrea
Christian Stolte
as Charles Makley
Danni Simon
as May Minczeles
Wesley Walker
as Jim Leslie
Kris Wolff
as Deputy
Kurt Naebig
as Agent William Rorer
Brian Connelly
as Officer Chester Boyard
Steve Key
as Doc Barker
Richard Short
as Agent Sam Cowley
Don Frye
as Clarence Hurt
Emilie de Ravin
as Barbara Patzke
Lance Baker
as Freddie Barker
John Scherp
as Earl Adams
Diana Krall
as Torch Singer
Spencer Garrett
as Tommy Carroll
Geoffrey Cantor
as Harry Suydam
Rory Cochrane
as Agent Carter Baum
Leelee Sobieski
as Polly Hamilton
Lili Taylor
as Sheriff Lillian Holley
Rebecca Spence
as Doris Rogers
Adam Clark
as Sport
Len Bajenski
as Police Chief Fultz
Michael Vieau
as Ed Shouse
Mark Vallarta
as Harry Berg
Michael Bentt
as Herbert Youngblood
Jim Carrane
as Sam Cahoon
Alan Wilder
as Robert Estill
Shanyn Leigh
as Helen Gillis
Carey Mulligan
as Carol Slayman

Crew

Michael Mann
Director
Michael Mann
Producer
Kevin Misher
Producer
Ronan Bennett
Screenwriter
Mark St. Germain
Screenwriter
Michael Mann
Screenwriter
Bryan Burrough
Book Author
Ann Biderman
Screenwriter
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Bob Badami
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kathy Nelson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Rubell
Editor
Nathan Crowley
Production Designer
Gusmano Cesaretti
Co-producer
Bryan H. Carroll
Co-producer
Kevin de la Noy
Co-producer
Maria Norman
Associate Producer
G. Mac Brown
Executive Producer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Julie Herrin
Unit Production Manager
Allen Kupetsky
Second Assistant Director
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