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Release Date: March 27, 1998Running Time: 122 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $10,297,897.00
Genre: Action, Adaptation, Biopic, Drama, Historical, Western


Matthew McConaughey

Skeet Ulrich

Ethan Hawke

Dwight Yoakam

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Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the family by becoming a "businessman" whose business is bank robbing. With the rationale that all banks are insured--insurance companies being the biggest crooks--the brothers begin their spree. By 1924, they execute the biggest train robbery in American history, stealing $3 million outside of Chicago. All goes smoothly until Joe accidentally shoots his brother Doc. Going against the odds, they decid... Full Summary >>