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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

"Beyond the myth lies America's greatest betrayal"

Everyone in 1880's America knows Jesse James. He's the nation's most notorious criminal, hunted by the law in 10 states. He's also the land's greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. Robert Ford? No one knows him. Not Yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He'll befriend Jesse, ride with his gang. And if that doesn't bring Ford fame, he'll ...

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Sep 2nd, 2007
Budget: $30,000,000.00
Revenue: $14,711,793.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 156 Minutes
Genres: Biography / Crime / Drama / History / Western
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Main Cast

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Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
plays Jesse James
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
plays Zee James
Brooklynn Proulx
Brooklynn Proulx
plays Mary James
Dustin Bollinger
Dustin Bollinger
plays Tim James
Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
plays Robert Ford
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the photographer photographs Jessie James's corpse, he replaces the lens cap on the camera and then thanks everyone for standing still. He then removes the film holder from the back of the camera and doesn't insert a dark slide to protect the sheet of film. Either the film would have gotten ruined, or if the dark-slide wasn't removed before taking the photo, no image would have been recorded.
  • Though there were ADR sessions, not single line of replacement dialog ended up in the final film - highly unusual for a studio film, especially one as locations driven as this.
  • According to Andrew Dominik, Brad Pitt had it put in his contract that the name of the movie was not to be changed.
  • The debate rages on as to whether Bob Ford used a Smith & Wesson No. 3 - either the .45 caliber "Schofield" or the New Model .44 Russian - or a Colt Single-Action Army (aka "Peacemaker") in .45 caliber, to kill Jesse James. Many of the primary sources are contradictory to one another - Ford surrendered a nickel plated No. 3 S&W at the time of his arrest shortly after the killing, yet later claimed he had used (and is seen holding in a famous photo) a .45 Colt. Whatever the truth may be, both versions are presented in the movie in a unique way. In the film, Ford uses the nickel-plated S&W, which Ford claimed was a gift from Jesse (who is reported to have favored the No. 3) to commit the killing, yet he later uses the .45 Colt Single Action in he and his brother Charley's stage re-enactment of the event.
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