American Outlaws Script - Dialogue Transcript

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American Outlaws Script



- Fire!

- Stand back!



In the woods, boys, in the woods!



- Fire!

- Let's go! Ride!



Fall back!



You okay?



Come on, Bob!

This way!



Hey, you all right?



Gatling! They got a Gatling.



Goddamn it, Cole! This stopped

being fun about two years ago.



Move that wagon!



- Down!

- Fire!



Cole, Bob, you okay?



Takes more than a cannon

to kill the Youngers.



- The cannon's doing a good job, Cole!

- Some Indian tracker you are, Tom.



You pay me to find Bluecoats.

There they are.



- Get me James.

- Jesse?



No, not Jesse. The one that can shoot.



- Frank!

- Frank!



Hold your ground!



Frank, up front!



Jesse, watch your back.



Watch your heads, boys.



- Cannon or Gatling?

- Fire!



- Cannon!

- Cannon.



- Where you been?

- What's up?



Nothing really.



When I put my head up,

they shoot at me.



- So, we got a plan?

- My plan of pissing myself is working.



I can hit those boys.

We need a distraction.



A distraction?

Why the hell didn't you just say so?



- He's smiling.

- That's never a good thing.



Get that rider!



- We're coming, Jesse!

- Head out!



Take the hill! Charge!



Pull back!



Come on!



Go on, get. Get!



Go on! Go on!



- Distracting enough?

- They hardly noticed.



- I could have done more?

- Uh-huh!



- Such as?

- You could have worn a woman's bonnet.



- That would've made an impression.

- I figure.



By the time you figure out stuff,

I'm already finished doing it.



You're always doing stuff

before I'm finished figuring it out.



Goddamn, boy!

Wait till we get to Missouri.



Tell them gals about how

Jesse James charged the Union Army.



- He keeps that up, he'll outrank you.

- I'll still be better-looking, right?



Let's meet on that south road.



See if we can get those Yankees

Jesse here scared off.



- Ride with me, cousin.

- I could use the walk.



All right. We'll have

horses waiting for you at the road.



All right, Rangers, let's ride!



I would sound stupid

saying something like that.



Where you going?



- There's Yankees back there.

- War's over.



General Lee surrendered yesterday

at Appomattox.



- Yesterday.

- Somebody better tell the Yankees!



- What do you reckon, cousin?

- Home. Cole, we go home.



We ride like hell and God help any

fool who comes between me and my farm.



That's the best plan I heard all war.



Well, boys, let's ride!



- Hello, Liberty, Missouri!

- Let's go home, back to our farms.



Planting corn, harvesting corn,

eating corn.



Corn gonna shoot me?



- Then I love it.

- Let's go!



We got problems.



Got a garrison in town.

We're in occupied territory.



- Hands off your hip.

- Are you scared?



Pick your fights. You taught me that.



- Jesus, mercy.

- That's Charlie Higgins.



- I'm cutting him down.

- Not now, Cole.



- What's wrong with you?

- Lf we have to kill them...



...I don't wanna warn them.



I wanna make sure Jim

and the girls are okay.



Stop by and tell our ma we're fine.

We'll see Doc Mimms.



Excuse me, sir,

we're here for the doctor.



- Jesse. Frank.

- Zerelda?



- Little Zee Mimms?

- You were little Jesse James.



Yeah, but you got big!

I mean, Zee, you aged!



I mean, in a good way,

you got big and older.



- Frank, say something.

- No, you're doing just fine.



- Frank. Jesse.

- Daddy.



- Where's Web?

- He rode right into them, screaming.



- Web did that?

- He jumped his horse over our heads.



Killed    before they

knew what hit them.



- Took out a Gatling gun and a cannon.

- Saved all our lives, doc.



None of the Liberty boys would've

come home if not for Web. God's truth.



- Web died fighting?

- Web died a hero.



But still died.



Doc, if there's anything we can do,

we want to help.



Think about yourselves.

Don't end up like Charlie Higgins.



They found out he was a

Quantrill Raider.



They arrested him, tried him by

military tribunal and hanged him.



- But there's general amnesty.

- Not if you rode in a partisan band.



You're in more danger

because you've got a farm.



Railroad men come in offering

to buy land. Nobody sells.



So the army starts hanging men

who own farms for treason.



All we've thought about is home.



I'll kill anyone who tries

to get me off my farm.



If I have to go to war with the

railroad to stay, it's fine by me.



Let's think about this.



- Lf we have a good story, we're okay.

- What story are they gonna believe?



You were in General Hood's

Texas Army...



...until Sharpsburg, then were

assigned to Jeb Stuart's cavalry...



...until you surrendered in Tennessee.



- That just might work.

- Yeah, that might just work.



Now go on and see your ma.



She'll be glad to see her sons alive.



And for her sake, stay that way.



Thanks for everything.

Especially the story you told.



- Look, Zee...

- I'm going to go cry now.



- Zerelda became a hell of a woman.

- Oh, yeah.



- "Big and older."

- Shut up, Frank.



You're a charmer.



- I'll shoot you.

- Next time, try "fat and haggard."



My boys! My boys!



My boys! My boys are alive! Oh, God!



- Praise God, you're alive!

- Not if you don't ease up a bit, Ma.



- Did you kill Yankees?

- A few.



- Say your prayers?

- Yes.



Good. Come inside and wash

your hands for dinner.



- Ma, you look so good.

- No, you look great!



Look at Jimmy Younger,

all grown up.



- How you doing?

- All right.



- Your ma made us eat.

- That was two hours ago.



I don't see clean plates.



- Thanks for accepting Tom.

- He's Christian and killed Yankees.



- Jesus told me that made him okay.

- She's still talking to Jesus.



- What worries me is, he's talking back.

- I heard that.



- Come on, Frank.

- You play me that.



You ever notice Zerelda's eyes?



She got two, don't she?



- I think one's glass.

- Which one?



- The right or the left?

- The brown one.



Don't make me tell the town about

the fella you screwed in Atlanta.



Talking to me?



- That dance-hall girl at Bunny's?

- Yes.



Sadie was a beautiful woman.

Not a man!



- She had a nice mustache.

- More than that.



- She was European.

- All right.



I'll admit Sadie's a woman,

if you stop about my Zee.



- "My Zee"?

- Your Zee?



From women 's eyes

This doctrine I derive



They sparkle still

The right Promethean fire



They are the books, the arts

The academes



That show, contain and nourish

All the world



I don't know what you said,

but it sounded nice.



That's Shakespeare.

Now, he's European.



Write that down,

so I can say it to Zee?



- I'll send you a telegram.

- Thanks, brother.



- Thanks for the help, Cole.

- You did plenty over at our place.



- You miss it, don't you?

- What, the war?



Hell, no.



I miss things about it, but...



- It was exciting.

- Yeah.



It was a lot of killing.

Why miss that?



Because we were good at it.

Shoot, we were great at it.



Tell anybody this and I'll kill you.

You know I'm the toughest man in town.



But you are one terrifying

son of a bitch with guns.






Howdy, folks, how are you?



- Howdy?

- Easterners.



Fine, thank you, sir.



I'm Rollin H. Parker,

emissary to Thaddeus Rains...



...president of Rock

Northern Railroad.



This is Allan Pinkerton...



...founder of the Secret Service

and under contract to Mr. Rains.



As you no doubt heard,

our railroad's moving west.



Well, east would put you underwater.



Moving west to open

the frontier to folks.



Your acreage is located on

the proposed right of way.



I am here to get your signature

on this land-sale contract.



And I'm authorized to pay you two

dollars an acre.



Two dollars?



The price was set by the Department of

the Interior of the U.S. Government.



- This land ain't for sale.

- I understand how you feel.



You've made a lovely home here,

but it isn't up to me or you.



You familiar with the right

of eminent domain?



Yeah, I am. What about it?



This land's about to be condemned.



You see, I'm doing you folks a favor.



Two dollars an acre

is a one-time-only deal.



After today, the price drops.



If I were you, I'd sign the contract

and we'll be on our way.



Good day, Mr. Parker.



You can tell Mr. Thaddeus Rains to put

this where the sun don't shine.






I don't think you understand.



You don't have a choice.



Ma'am, I think that you should

search your heart here...



...and try to do the right thing.



Let me ask the Lord.



The Lord says to bury them out back.

Nobody will find them.



- Somebody's in a vengeful mood.

- Let them go.



- We'll bury them next time.

- Oh, all right.



Now, ma'am...



You folks are making

a serious mistake here.



Nicely played.



Tell them what you told me.



I checked the court documents for the

rail bed. They don't need our land.



They're using as much land

as they can.



Floor recognizes Clell Miller.



They say if we don't sell,

we'll end up with nothing.



- Only if we don't stick together.

- Loni Packwood.



I say this is the last straw.



I came back from the war.

My farm was burned down.



My cows was dead. And now my wife's

run off with my cousin Jeb.



That son of a bitch. He took my dog!



Loni. About the railroad.



He took my dog!



- They got Cole!

- He came to our house.



Figured you'd all want to hear this.



They came and made the same offer

they made you folks.



My brother Jim tried

to chase them off.



A detective hit him in the head

and knocked him out.



- Cole lost his temper.

- Oh, no.



- Just a little.

- How many did he kill, Bob?






Because they worked for

the Department of the Interior...



The Army can hang him.






- What do we do?

- Nothing!



You folks will do nothing.

Go home now.



You too, doc.



So you can swear that you know

nothing about what's gonna happen.



- Boys...

- Doc, go home.



They ain't gonna hang

no more Liberty boys.



Go home.



Meeting's adjourned.

Go home, everybody.



Go home.



- I'm staying.

- Me too.



Loni, Clell.



- Couldn't lose him.

- Jim, I said stay home!



It's my fault. I want in.



It was a matter of time before

they hung someone.



- And you're too young.

- Too young?



- I'm as old as you were, going to war.

- And Web too. No.



- You're wasting time.

- Zee, go home.



I was there for the hangings.



You need to know how they do it.

What order they do things in.



If you mess up rescuing Cole because

you won't listen to a woman...



...then damn you all.



All right.



Eight of us against

a Union regiment...



...and Pinkerton detectives on

Main Street in broad daylight.



- He's smiling.

- Is that bad?






Pinkerton, relax. The Army

has everything well in hand.



Nothing like a hanging to motivate

people to relocate.



It's not my job to relax.



I've got men at every entrance

so no one rides in shooting.



I've got a sharpshooter up

on that rooftop over there...



...just in case.



Be it known that Coleman Younger

be found guilty of treasonable acts...



...against military law

and the Articles of War...


            be hanged by

the neck until dead.



May God have mercy on his soul.






Go on, hang him! Pull it!



Sir, are you all right?

Somebody get a doctor!



The bullet left clean,

but he's lost blood.



He's gonna be fine, right, Daddy?



Praying wouldn't hurt.



Who's that? Stay here with him.



We're checking all houses

for a fugitive.



Powell, out back. McCall, first floor.



- I'm going up.

- Who are you?



- Oh, sorry, ma'am.

- Well, I should hope so!



Go! Go.



Jesse, are you awake?



Jesse, is that your hand?



They're gone. What are you...?



- I made them think I was alone.

- Let's hope he pulls through.



I think he's feeling better already.



Mr. Thaddeus Rains, sir.



- It's a pleasure to have you.

- I'm pleased to be here.



- Really?

- No, Parker, no!



I'm really not pleased to come

to this godforsaken piece of dirt...


            discover why you can't evict

a few simple farmers...



...from their pathetic mudholes...


            I can build the greatest

railroad ever.



- I understand your distress, sir.

- What's going on?



Two weeks ago, we arranged to have

the Army hang a local farmer.



- That's good.

- Unfortunately not, sir.



A group of local thugs

managed to rescue him...



...inspiring resistance. And Mr.

Allan Pinkerton was seriously injured.



Leaving you in charge of operations

until he should return.



A further impediment is that

the garrison's moving on...


            we don't have that stick

to threaten them with.



You see that as the loss of a tool.



I see a power vacuum to fill.

As we have the most power...



...we may move with impunity.



I see, sir.



I'll get four patrols together

for action tonight.



They'll see what happens...



...when they challenge

the righteousness of progress.



Yes, sir.



- You shouldn't be up.

- It's been two weeks. I'm sick of it.



- You're sick of my company?

- Of course not!



- Teasing you is unfair.

- What you do to me is unfair.



- Well, I shouldn't tease a hero.

- What?



Everybody in the county knows

you rescued Cole.



We're all so proud of you.



And not one farm's been sold since.



Well, that's good, but I wasn't

the only person...



...risking my neck that day.



You're saying I should spend time

with Cole Younger?



With Cole Younger?

No, I never said that.



- You gonna stop loafing and get home?

- What do you think, Frank?



Until Ma has you home so she can fuss

over you, she'll make me miserable.



- What do you say, sir?

- You're pretty much healed.



- Thank you, doc.

- Of course.



Bye, Jesse.



Bye, Zee.



- You're looking more spry.

- Shut up, Frank.



Doc, I was wondering if later

this evening I could come by?



You're always welcome.



Yeah, I know, doc. But I was thinking

maybe I could take Zee out?



Someplace near, with other folk.



Near, you know. Here, but out.



It's fine by me, Jesse.



Don't worry, sir.

I'll make sure they're chaperoned.



That hadn't even occurred to me.

I am deeply in your debt.



You're very welcome, sir.



The Army's leaving, so Cole can stop

hiding and get back to his farm.



We're meeting

at the Younger place.



Leave them alone.



- Cole.

- Clell.



- How are you?

- Hey, John.



Thanks for coming.



- How are you?

- Hey, Cole.



Hey, who's seen how Loni

Packwood is dressed?



Tom, come here, huh?



- Thank you.

- James!



You behave yourselves.



Look. Liberty's favorite son,

come here!



- I won't forget what you did.

- Yeah.



I'm pleased you came.



- Why, thank you.

- I'm very pleased you came with Jesse.



There's a gaggle of girls

hoping to dance with Jesse...



...who'll have to settle

with my many charms.



- Bob, you have no shame.

- Not yet. But I'm hoping.



- Let's dance.

- Okay.



I used to come to this rock

as a kid.



Imagine what life would be like

when I got older.



- You didn't want a farm?

- I thought of being a river pirate.



A river pirate?



- Hand over your jewels, missy.

- Thank God you grew out of that.



- You did grow out of that, didn't you?

- Mostly, yeah.



I mean, it would be all right

for a bachelor.



Are you planning on being a bachelor

your whole life, Jesse James?



Not if I find the right girl.



What's this "right girl" like?



What's she like? She's smart.

She's funny.



She's bossy.

She always makes me think.



She's at least two steps ahead of me.



Where will you find such a girl?



From this doctrine...



From women 's eyes these doctrine...

This doctrine, I derive



They sparkle still like...



...tiny sparkling rocks



"Sparkling rocks"?



Yeah, little ones.



Is this one of Frank's

Shakespeare poems?



Yes, it is.



Were you planning on kissing

me when you finished quoting?



I planned on kissing you

for a very long time.






Come back here and face me!



- Cole, what'd they do?

- Let's get back.



We need some water.

Get some buckets.



- Get buckets!

- Water!



It's the Pinkertons.

It's the railroad.



Then Ma. Ma!



Come on!



Thank God.






Ma! Ma!



We know.

We'll get you to Doc Mimms.



You boys take care

of each other.



Ma, Doc Mimms...



Well, look at that.



The good Lord's a bit shorter

than I reckoned.






I think we can move on, rebuild.

Make a decent life someplace else.



- I don't care.

- I didn't think you would.



Our place, Clell Miller's, Sammy

Johnston, the Creeders', Will Hite.



- Sheriff said it's drunk Kansas boys.

- I say we kill some railroad men.



No. This isn't a feud, this is war.



- They've got more men than us.

- What do we do?



We do what we did in the war.

We harass their supply lines.



- We kill their men, they won't care.

- Lf we take money and supplies...



- Exactly.

- That's a good plan, Jesse.



I'll get more men,

and Tom will ride with us.



- Where do we hit?

- I know a gal at the bank.



See if I can get a list of where

the railroad keeps money.



- I'm so sorry, Jesse.

- Me and Frank gotta leave for a while.



But you and I,

we've started something.



I don't know what'll happen if you go.



- Neither do I.

- Just let the law...



Laws don't touch men like

Thaddeus Rains. Only justice does.



Whose justice, yours or God's?



When will you stop?



When I send them to their graves.



I have bad news.

The railroad payroll has been stolen.



What do you mean?

The railroad's money is in that safe.



That safe?



Excuse me, sir,

the bank's closed today.



- What?

- It's a bank holiday.



There ain't no dad-burned bank

holiday. Get out of my way!



- This is outrageous. Who are you?

- The James gang.



- The James gang?

- Yeah.



How about the James-Younger gang?



The James-Younger gang.



I'll whop you real good

if you don't get out of my way.






Excuse me, sir. It's a bank holiday.



It ain't no bank holiday.

What are you saying?



- What are you doing?

- Go on.



Sir, the safe.



- Ma'am, turn around. Cover your eyes.

- Why?



I'm gonna shoot him

and I don't think you wanna see it.



Hey, the safe. Now.



It ain't no holiday.



- It's a bank holiday.

- You're right, sir.



- Then why can't I go in there?

- On account of that we're robbing it.



Why didn't you say so

in the first place?



It's secret.



- Fine, I'll just wait over here.

- I'd appreciate that.



Go on.



- What the...?

- What is it?



Old Man Tucker is sitting there quiet

outside the bank.






When have you ever known Old Man

Tucker not to be yelling?



- How'd it go in there?

- Fine. How'd it go out here?



We should talk.



You can be smart or stupid about this.

Only one way ends with you breathing.



Just because we're robbing a bank,

there's no reason not to be civil.



- Where the hell were you?

- I had you covered.



- I got     .

- I got     .



$    ! That's $     apiece!



Our luck is finally changing.



These are the farm property rights

the bank held for the railroad.



Pass them over here before something

happens to them.






Settle down.

Not all this money's ours.



No, it was the bank's.



That's why we went

to all the trouble of stealing it.



We ought to give some money

to our hurting neighbors in Liberty.



They didn't risk their necks.



Creating some goodwill

will make it easier to dodge the law.



Frank's being smart about this.



Him reading books

don't make him smart.



- Yeah, it does.

- No, it don't. Stay out of this.



- I think Jesse's got a good idea.

- Jim.



Who put you in charge? I did

a mighty fine job during the war.



And I remember cutting

a noose off you.



That's why you both lead the gang.



Two of you went into that bank.

Two heads are better than one.



All Jesse's doing is making

a suggestion.



We're waiting to hear

what you think, Cole...


            the other leader of the gang.



That's fine.



- What?

- It's a smart thing to do.



- Cole...

- Hey!



We decide something, that's it.

We're in this for the long haul.



This plan of me and Jesse's,

it's smart. Gives us places to hide.



Then no farmer will shoot us

in our sleep.



We gotta think...

What's that word, Frank?



- Strategically.

- Yeah, thank you.



- Strategically, because this is a war.

- This ain't no war.



What's that?



Nobody paid me no $    

to fight in a war.



- Tom, are you cheating again?

- I'm broke again.



- Next up, Thaxton Switch.

- That ain't a bank.



It's a construction depot

so it'll have ammo, explosives.



We can take those and

do a bigger job.



- It's guarded by Pinkerton detectives.

- I do so want to kill me some of them.






...we're famous.

- What's this?



"Fidelity Bank was robbed on Tuesday

by    armed men."



Twenty? You mean another gang robbed

the same bank the same day as us?



"The outlaws, calling themselves

the James-Younger gang...



...shot their way out, wounding

the sheriff and three townsfolk.



- The loss is estimated to be $     ."

- $     ? More like       pesos.



"It's believed to be the first

daylight robbery in American history."



- I'll drink to that.

- We made history?



- We should be proud.

- The rest is horseshit.



Next time we're gonna have to set

the record straight ourselves.



Line them up.



- Barkeep.

- Whiskey.



They exchanged fire

with the Pinkerton guards...



...raided the payroll office

and blew the track.



- How much did they get from the safe?

- $      in currency...


            the added delay

of miles of destroyed track.



I'll kill them for blowing up

my railway.



- They didn't actually blow the track.

- Who did?



We did. I mean, our men did.



Our workers planted the dynamite,

but they were under duress.



Pinkerton, what is going on here?



You managed to piss off the wrong

bunch of farm boys this time.



- They had to be dealt with.

- By burning down their homes?



You wouldn't have done that?



I would have done that. But I'd make

sure I killed them all first.



- I want them arrested and hanged.

- Do you think a jury in these parts...



...would convict one of their own?

I doubt it.



- We're beginning an interesting game.

- This is no game.



I'm afraid our adversaries

don't agree.



"Rock Island Pacific Railroad Depot

was robbed near St. Louis, Missouri.



The James-Younger gang was outnumbered

by Pinkerton detectives...



...but they were no match

for the guns of the West."



Fine piece of writing.



"The gang destroyed

the Thaxton Switch site...



...meaning that for months,

farmers can sleep without fearing...



...the railroad is coming

to steal their land."



Who wrote this? I'll see them hanged.



That's the best part.



"The foregoing article

was sent to this newspaper...



...reputedly written

by the outlaw Jesse James himself."



- Hey! Look at that.

- What is it?






...slow down.



Dynamite ahead.



Too late.



You're dead."



Yes, sir, that was a fine

piece of driving.






Thanks, Mr. Williams.



You have to look carefully

at these Yankee $  bills.



- Could you change this for me? Thanks.

- Certainly, sir.



- I'm sorry, this bill is counterfeit.

- I don't think so.



I'll need all your money

so I can compare.



Scientific method.

I hear it's all the rage.



Yes, you can compare

all of them, Mr...






- Jesse James?

- Yes, sir, it's a terrible sketch.



- That's all I have.

- Thank you. Been a pleasure.



Take care now, you hear?



- Goodbye, sir.

- Goodbye.



Pinkerton, why can't you catch

these outlaws?



It's early in the game, sir.



Jesse James and I are learning

each other's moves...



...feeling out each other.



I'm losing millions while you play

chess with these farmers.



Hardly farmers.



Each of these men has four

years of fighting experience.



They're disciplined and

have a charismatic leader.



If I were to design the perfect

outlaw band...



...this is the gang I'd create.



So, what can you tell me?



It's going to be a long winter.



Take this road! Come on!



- Come on, boys! Come on!

- Let's go!



Come on, boys!

Let's go, let's go, let's go!



- I never thought they would give up.

- They were admirably persistent.



Longest chase we've had.



- Jesse, we gotta have a word.

- Sure.



The newspapers call us

the James-Younger gang.






Why not "Younger-James gang"?

We got three Youngers and two James.



I like the James-Younger gang.



I'll beat the piss out of you.

Stay out!



Jimmy's got a point.

The Younger-James gang is confusing.



- How's that, Bob?

- Say we burst into a bank and yell...



..."We're the Younger-James gang!"



People will think,

"Younger-James gang?



Is there an older James gang?

How come we never heard of them?"



They'll think about that instead

of raising their arms.



- Can't argue.

- Do we even have the same mama?



Is anybody hearing me?

I got a little idea.



If I kill you, then Jim,

I'm gonna have no argument.



Pinkerton, it's been eight months.

I see holdups and I see robberies.



I don't see men on nooses.



The James gang's encounters

have been with local law.



They're no match for the gang.



- What about your detectives?

- Listen, you! Shut up.



I have to hunt this man.



I have to get inside this man's mind.



I have to anticipate him.



And that takes time.



Time, time, time.

Oh, I can't believe this.



Would you believe there are towns...



...where the James gang walks openly,

as heroes?



- Now, how can that be?

- Because they are charitable.



Give money to churches, to farmers.



They gave Maddox sharecroppers

enough money to build a school.



- That's my money!

- We should burn that school down.



That's the way to win them

back to our side.



Pinkerton, hundreds of men have died

to build this railroad.



But they did their jobs.



Now, this Jesse James,

that's your job.



Do your job.



Then you let me do my job...


            I see fit, without interference.



- What can you tell me?

- It's going to be a long spring.



If people would hand it over and not

shoot, there'd be less killing.



- What's that?

- It's my lucky rabbit's foot.



- Took it off that dead fella.

- That one's not working.






Can I have your autograph?



Take this to the West.



Grogan, you take this.

Take these towns.



- You remind me of...

- I can't write this.



Your blue-green eyes remind me...



...of the land and the sky.

- That's it.



You might want to change that to

"I thought of you."



Look, just write the whole thing




I think we know how this is gonna go.



One false move and I'll

blow your head off!



- Bob?

- You heard me, Jesse!



You know how crazy I get! Crazy!



- Bob.

- We got a problem, little brother?



Frankly, yeah.



- I'm feeling a little left out.

- It's the wanted posters, right?



Yeah. Obviously, someone's not

standing out in people's minds.



Gents, we're in the middle

of something.



- Bob's upset.

- The posters?



- Yeah.

- Don't say "yeah" in that tone.



- This is important!

- Okay.



Pardon the delay, folks, but we had

to get Mad Bob Younger under control.



Yeah, Bob here will kill a man

for sneezing.



- He's our best shot.

- Better than you, Jesse?



Bob Younger taught me how to shoot.





            about we get back

to the robbery?



- Of course.

- That means now, mister!






- That's it, no more bets.

- One more time. Come on, talk to me!



Talk to me, one more time!

Pretty please!



- Damn, Loni, you're lucky.

- Luckiest man in the West...


            that I'm riding

with Jesse James!



- You okay, Jesse?

- Drinking whiskey? You're too young.



Not too young to shoot a man,

not too young to drink whiskey.



Jim, you been with a girl yet?



Tonight? I was just getting ready

to go turn on that Younger charm.



Not exactly.



- Been with a girl ever?

- Yeah, I've been with a girl!



I didn't want to get one of them

paid ladies. You know what I mean?



I think so.



You and Frank, Cole, even Bob...


            get girls because

you're handsome and famous.



They look at me like

I'm your baby brother.



- But don't tell nobody.

- No, I swear. Not a word.



- You okay?

- Tell you what...



...I can't drink good neither.



- I'm gonna go outside and throw up.

- You do that. Hurry.



- Hey, Loni.

- Oh, yeah.



Let's go, sugar-britches.



Just call me Lucky Loni Packwood.



- The new rail route is complete, sir.

- Parker?



- Yes, sir?

- What's that?



That, sir?

Jenkins will explain that.



- Sir.

- Jenkins.



Yes, well, we have done

a financial study...



...of the construction costs...

- Jenkins!



It's cheaper to go around

Jesse James, sir.



Even with the detours

and the extra track...


           's just cheaper.



So you're telling me that

Jesse James has won?



Oh, no.



No, no, no. See, every three months

the James gang...



...circles back to

Liberty, Missouri...



...and they pull a job beforehand.

- So?



There's only four banks within

that radius they've not robbed.



- Could you put men at all four?

- Don't have to.



I have a better tool at my disposal

for narrowing it down to one.



- What's that?

- An intense hatred of you.






Things a fella's gotta do

to get some respect.



- You deserve it, Bob. It's about time.

- Thank you.



Listen, Jesse, we got a problem.

It's Cole.



- He's been full of vinegar lately.

- He's planning a job.



- He's what?

- I don't wanna start trouble.



- Tell me.

- Cole, are you sure?



- It'll be the biggest score yet.

- What will be?



Hyperion Bank, two days' ride.



- Got $       in railroad money.

- That's all there? Don't sound right.



- Lf you read it first, you'd be fine.

- What are you saying?



I've robbed as many banks as you.

I know this bank. It's an easy job.



- You're forgetting who's in charge!

- Jesse.



You're in charge? Huh?

We ain't partners no more, Jesse?



You tell Cole Younger

when and where to ride?



- He didn't mean that.

- Siding against me?



Being with me is being against you?

We don't wanna do that.



None of us idiots wanna go against

Jesse James, the greatest outlaw ever!



Paper says without you, we wouldn't

find a goat's ass with a stick!



- You've been full of yourself lately.

- You think so?



You all do?






- One of us gets an idea...

- A bad idea!



- I got us through the war.

- And nearly got hanged.



- That's it!

- Cole!



Boys, we don't want this!



- I'm a better soldier!

- I'm a better outlaw.



You both hate the railroad!



Do it, and Rains never

comes west again!



- What?

- It's his money!



He's paying out of his own fortune!

You wanna hurt him?



- Put your guns down!

- I still don't like it!



- Let me run the show, General Lee!

- Jesse.






You want it?



All right.



We hit this bank.



You'll be smiling once you got

that money in your pocket.



Cole Younger's gonna make

everyone rich!



Hands in the air!

We're robbing this bank.



Do what you're told, nobody dies.

Hands up!



Oh, no.






- Which one should I shoot first?

- None.



Jesse, you all right?



Head for the end of the street!



- Look!

- Damn.



Son of a bitch!



Move, go on!



- Dozen out back.

- They gonna rush us?



They're insurance, in case we run.



Get inside! Get inside! Get in!



Any ideas, little brother?



Oh, Lord.



Oh, Lord.



Oh, shit! Let's get!









Go, boys! Come on!



- Let's go! Let's go!

- Come on, boys!



Come on!






Easy. Easy.



Rest here.



Get some bandages and whiskey.



- Too young for whiskey.

- We'll make an exception.



Hey, little brother.

I'm sorry.



All right, Jim? I'm sorry.



It was the best time of my life.



I was famous, you know?






- He was just a kid.

- He was old enough.



A boy riding with the most famous

outlaws in the West.



How could he say no to that?



Railroad burned him out too.

You couldn't stop him.



You're a piss-poor liar

for the smartest man I know.



A war against the railroad.

What the hell was I thinking?



I'm sure it seemed like a good idea

at the time.



- I'm out.

- You're out?



Blood gets spilled,

you're just gonna quit?



Who's next, Cole?



You? Me? Bob?



- Can't go back, Jesse.

- I ain't telling you what to do.



Keep riding with Cole,

that's fine by me.






Get the hell out of here, then.



Don't come back when you find

you can't farm with a six-gun!






What are you thinking?

There are lawmen all over.



I had to see you.

I'm getting married.



I don't understand.



The most wonderful woman in the world.

I can't stop thinking about her.



Zee, I've quit my outlaw ways.



Come live in my home,

and in my heart.



Be my wife.



Is that a yes?



I never would've imagined us here.



That's why I picked it.

We can start a new life here.



Will you be happy in Florida,

without the excitement?



I've got you.

You keep me busy.



We can go to the hotel, check in...



...then do something I've wanted

to do for a long time.



Wait a minute. Certain things wait

until after the wedding.



Driver, change of plans.

Take us to the nearest church.



"Jesse Woodson James."



Jesse James.

The Jesse James?



I could lie, but I want this marriage

to be legal.



I'm starting a new life

so I'm depending on your...



- Discretion?

- Discretion.



- Sir, I'm a man of the cloth...

- Well, thank you.



...who needs to repair

a leaky church roof.



Of course.



Now let's have a drink.



- In the church?

- Communion!



Have a good day.



Hands in the air!

This is a robbery! Move!



The safe, now!



Of course!



- Sir?

- What?



Where's Jesse James?



This here is the Younger gang!




But the Youngers ride

with Jesse James.



You wanna die?



Did ride. No more.

You understand?



- The safe, now! All right?

- All right.



Jesse James never

went around yelling.



This is the best score yet!



Taking too long.

People used to snap to.



Well, that was because of J...

The gang's reputation.



If people think Jesse's riding,

we won't get respect.



We're outlaws.

Not exactly the most respectable job.



Bob, leave me alone.

All right? Go on.






"The life of the James gang

wasn't all killing.



These young bucks

had a taste for the ladies...



...especially the handsome,

charismatic Jesse James."



Beg your pardon?



"Blazing Guns of the West.

True Stories of Jesse James."



- Only a dime in the hotel.

- Let me see.



I'm not finished.



"When he sauntered into a saloon,

his spurs jangling...



...Ladies flocked to him

like flies to a candied apple."



As I said, hmm.



Now, sweetie...


            don't believe them silly

dime novels, do you?






Swimming is good.



Don't turn around.






If you don't see it,

then it's not real.



Jesse James!



You're under arrest!



They arrested Jesse!



- What have you done?

- What's that, Bob?



What have you done, Cole?



- I ain't done nothing, Bob.

- Swear.



Swear on Jimmy's grave.



Bob, you know Cole would never

do such a thing.



He and Jesse are best friends.



Cousins. Blood brothers.






I'm sorry, Cole.



- We're moving you tomorrow.

- But I like the presidential suite.



You'll get a similar room,

but the hotel's in Washington, D.C.



You won't get a fair trial here,

with a jury of James sympathizers.



- So I get a jury bought off by Rains?

- That's it.



- Did you order our houses burned down?

- Not that day.



I'm guilty of many things...



...but that was Mr. Thaddeus Rains

and Parker.



- This was you, by the way.

- You almost ended my career.






We're gonna hang you, you know.



Yeah, I figured.



Was it worth it?



- I should've killed Rains.

- That's what I'd have done.



Well, I'm not hanged yet.



You cocky little bastard!



Oh, you'll miss me.



No. I'll hang you.



But I may miss you a little bit.



Come on, you!



So this is he.



I remember you.



You're Parker. I remember you too.



- You killed my ma.

- How did you know?



Not such a menace now, is he?



Well, I could always

take off his irons.



You cost me millions and months

of delays in construction.



I wish I could hang you

every morning for a century.



How do you like that?



My father had it made

when he started this railroad.



I'll give it to my son,

and he'll give it to his son.



The right sort of men will always

run this country. Not your sort.



You'll always suffer.

And you haven't changed anything.



I made you think twice

about burning homes down.



- We'll speak in Washington.

- You're on the same train?



Well, I'll tell you what.

I'm gonna have to pay you a visit.



- Big words.

- It's a promise.



Get him on board.



Open up!



- Hook him up.

- Come with me, boy.



Take him back.



Now, your guns.



I don't like it.

We can handle him.



In the last    seconds, he could've

grabbed your gun at least three times!



If he lays a finger

on one of your guns...


            are all, and I mean all,

dead men!



He's chained up.



I'll put that on your tombstone.

Your guns!



Give me two good cards.



Everybody, ante up.



Hey, stupid!



Yeah, you!



Glad to see you know your name,

you dumb shit!



- What are you saying, boy?

- I recognize you.






You left by the front door

as I came in the back.



You shut up now, boy!



Yeah. Your wife said

you did that to her too.



Will this shut you up?



I can do this without the gun.



It just makes things easier.



What the hell is that?




Outside! Get up on the roof!



You stay put, gentlemen.



- Nice shot.

- Thank you.



Now go get my husband!



- There's only four of them!

- Move, you fools! Move!



Come quickly! This way.



Do it!



That was for my ma.

This is for everybody else.



No, they'll set the Army on you!



You and your wife.



That is a nice watch you got there.

Hand it over.



If I can get you today...



...then you damn sure know

I can kill you anytime I want.



Sleep on that for the next    years.

Give it to me!



Hands up, now!






The railroad has no business there.



Therefore I have no interest

in the state of Tennessee.



Thank you.



I'd just as soon kill you...



...but chasing you takes up

too much of my time.



Fair enough.



Jesse James?



Come on, let's ride!



- Get arrested again, I'll kill you.

- Yes, ma'am.



- I blew up a train.

- You're a hell of a woman.



- Don't swear!

- Yes, ma'am.



- I missed you, cousin.

- I missed you too.



You know...



...when you got caught, they thought

I had something to do with it.



- Never crossed my mind.

- Good.



Things changed when you quit the gang.



- Now I say, "Let's ride."

- He ain't bad at it.



- It's tough.

- Where'd you get the riders?



We didn't. Zerelda did.

She makes a hell of an outlaw.



So, what's the plan, Jesse?



- We're gonna buy a farm.

- Farm?



- Down in Tennessee.

- All right.



Want to ride with the Younger gang

for a while?



Bye, boys.






- Tennessee, huh?

- Yeah, I think so.



- Meet you there in a couple weeks.

- I'll see you soon.



- Thanks for that distraction.

- Hell, they hardly noticed us.



- Mrs. James?

- Shall we?



Shall we, indeed. Frank. Rangers.



- Tennessee?

- I'll explain on the way.



All right, boys.



Let's ride!



- When were you gonna tell me?

- I did.



Because I asked.



- Damn, am I ever gonna win with you?

- Don't change the subject.

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