The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Clint Eastwood (1976)

130min
AA Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Clint Eastwood seized the directorial reins from Phil Kaufman and fashioned this tough, sprawling post-Civil War western epic into something approaching a personal testament. The tale of a wronged farmer bent on revenge consists more of a series of vignettes and lacks the tightness of structure that so distinguishes the director's later Unforgiven. But there's much strength and power to be derived from the iconographic value of Eastwood the star, and through Josey's eyes we begin to understand the importance of the community in American life. Jerry Fielding's fine score and Chief Dan George's drily humorous Lone Watie are also major pluses.

Summary

A Confederate soldier refuses to surrender at the end of the Civil War, and is branded a dangerous outlaw. Crossing America in search of sanctuary from the army and bounty hunters, he only wants solitude - but ends up with a strange assortment of travelling companions. Western, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With Chief Dan George and Sondra Locke.

Cast & Crew

Josey Wales Clint Eastwood
Laura Lee Sondra Locke
Lone Watie Chief Dan George
Terrill Bill McKinney
Fletcher John Vernon
Grandma Sarah Paula Trueman
Jamie Sam Bottoms
Little Moonlight Geraldine Keams
Carpetbagger Woodrow Parfrey
Rose Joyce Jameson
Travis Cobb Sheb Wooley
Ten Bears Will Sampson
Ten Spot Royal Dano
Kelly Matt Clarke
Director Clint Eastwood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Warner DistsGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: video and DVD
Drama