The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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Outlaw Jesse James is rumored be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status.

  1. Andrew Dominik

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Ron Hansen


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  1. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Jesse James

  2. Casey Affleck

    Casey Affleck

    Robert Ford

  3. Sam Shepard

    Sam Shepard

    Frank James

  4. Mary-Louise Parker

    Mary-Louise Parker

    Zeralda James

  5. Paul Schneider

    Paul Schneider

    Dick Liddil

  6. Jeremy Renner

    Jeremy Renner

    Wood Hite

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 40m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $14,711,793.00


Release Information

  • September 20, 2007
    R, Theatrical



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By John Chard


I think I will just come right out and say it from the off, this is a masterpiece, a truly spell binding, mesmerising tour de force that seeps class from every pore. I have often found myself cringing and turning my back on those who use in film debate the tired old defence of "it's not for everyone", but here I find I have no choice because this picture is purely for those enamoured with poetic beauty and precision film making at its highest. Those in search of an all action gun toting western need not apply, in fact those merely after popcorn fodder to while away an evening vie... read the rest.

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