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The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

IMDb 7.5 160 min
Genre:
Drama, Crime, Western, History, Biography
Stars:
Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Country:
United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Rating:
7.4 / 40 times
Release:
2007-10-19
Synopsis:
The last months of Jesse James's life, from meeting Robert Ford, a 19-year-old who idolizes Jesse, to the day Ford shoots him. Jesse's a wanted man, living under a pseudonym, carrying out a train robbery, disappearing to Kentucky, and reappearing to plan a bank holdup with Robert and Robert's brother as his team. The rest of the gang is dead, arrested, or gone from Missouri. Whenever Jesse's around, there's tension: he's murderous, quixotic, depressed, and cautious. Ford wants to be somebody and wants the reward. On April 3, 1882, things come to a head: Jesse is 34, Robert 20. Ford becomes famous, reenacting the shooting on stage, facing down the label "coward," shot dead in 1892.