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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 1986
  • William A Graham
  • 96 mins
  • 15

Summary

Western starring Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Legendary outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James decide to retire, but find their criminal past hard to leave behind.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This compulsively watchable TV movie has Johnny Cash and his fellow Nashville "outlaw" Kris Kristofferson as the Old West's two most notorious brothers. Both stars are a little portly and long-in-the-tooth for the roles, but they play well together, though the screen is hijacked by their fellow Confederate Willie Nelson as, yup, a Confederate general. Stranger casting comes with Johnny's wife, June Carter Cash, playing his, and of course Kris's, mother! The strikingly rich photography - unusual in movies made for TV - is by the superb British cinematographer Tony Imi.

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Credits

Cast

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Frank JamesJohnny Cash
Jesse JamesKris Kristofferson
Anna JamesGail Youngs
Whiskeyhead RyanDavid Allan Coe
Dick LiddilAndrew Stahl
Mother JamesJune Carter Cash
General Jo ShelbyWillie Nelson
Sarah HiteMarcia Cross
Bob FordDarrell Wilks

Crew

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DirectorWilliam A Graham

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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