Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's coach, Macleane instantly falls in love with his beautiful and cunning niece, Lady Rebecca Gibson. Unfortunately, Thief Taker General Chance, who also is quite fond of Rebecca, is getting closer and closer to getting both: The Gentlemen Highwaymen and Rebecca, who, needless to tell, don't want to get any closer to him. But Plunkett still has a thing to sort out with Chance, and his impulsiveness gets all of them in a little trouble.

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  1. Jake Scott


  2. Robert Wade


  3. Neal Purvis


  4. Charles McKeown


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  1. Jonny Lee Miller

    Jonny Lee Miller

    Captain James Macleane

  2. Robert Carlyle

    Robert Carlyle

    Will Plunkett

  3. Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler

    Lady Rebecca Gibson

  4. Ken Stott

    Ken Stott

    Thief Taker General Chance

  5. Michael Gambon

    Michael Gambon

    Lord Gibson

  6. Alan Cumming

    Alan Cumming

    Lord Rochester

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget -

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  • October 1, 1999
    R, Theatrical



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