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The Outlaw Josey Wales

  • Drama
  • 1976
  • Clint Eastwood
  • 130 mins
  • 18

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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 distinguished 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Josey WalesClint Eastwood
Laura LeeSondra Locke
Lone WatieChief Dan George
TerrillBill McKinney
FletcherJohn Vernon
Grandma SarahPaula Trueman
JamieSam Bottoms
Little MoonlightGeraldine Keams
CarpetbaggerWoodrow Parfrey
RoseJoyce Jameson
Travis CobbSheb Wooley
Ten BearsWill Sampson
Ten SpotRoyal Dano
KellyMatt Clarke

Crew

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DirectorClint Eastwood

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Warner Dists
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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