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American Outlaws Details


This loosely fact-based oater attempts to mimic the youthful heartthrobs in Western garb formula of Young Guns (1988), as well as the cheeky humor and some plot elements of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Colin Farrell stars as Jesse James, who returns home from the Civil War to his small hometown to find that a crooked railroad baron (Harris Yulin) has been illegally forcing the residents from the homesteads to make way for a new rail line. Enraged, James leads a band of outlaws including his brother Frank (Gabriel Macht), Cole Younger (Scott Caan), and Younger's brothers Bob (Will McCormack) and Jim (Gregory Smith) on a criminal spree of bank robbing. Although their Robin Hood-style tactics soon make them local heroes, the James-Younger gang members find themselves pursued by the dogged Allan Pinkerton (Timothy Dalton), the world's first "private eye." Along the way, Jesse also finds romance with Zee Mimms (Ali Larter), the daughter of a local doctor (Ronny Cox). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:August 17, 2001


Colin Farrell
as Jesse James
Scott Caan
as Cole Younger
Ali Larter
as Zee Mimms
Gabriel Macht
as Frank James
Gregory Smith
as Jim Younger
Harris Yulin
as Thaddeus Rains
Will McCormack
as Bob Younger
Kathy Bates
as Ma James
Timothy Dalton
as Allan Pinkerton
Ronny Cox
as Doc Mimms
Terry O'Quinn
as Rollin Parker
Nathaniel Arcand
as Comanche Tom
Ed Geldart
as Old Man Tucker
Muse Watson
as Burly Detective
Ed Geldart
as Old Man Tucker


Les Mayfield
James G. Robinson
Bill Gerber
Roderick Taylor
Russell Boyd
Trevor Rabin
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Tronick
Cary White
Production Designer
David C. Robinson
Jonathan A. Zimbert
Executive Producer
Luke Reichle
Costume Designer