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The Long Riders Movie Review Summary

Actors: Stacy Keach, James Keach, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, Randy Quaid, Dennis Quaid, Christopher Guest, Nicholas Guest

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One of the best westerns ever filmed, it is an honest attempt to portray how Jesse James, Cole Younger, and other members of the "long riders" actually lived. The film involves the study of 19th century criminals with a "thrill a minute" action. An additional caveat is the period music such as "I'm a Good Ol' Rebel," and "Jack O' Diamonds." If you enjoy Westerns, don't miss this one. It's right up there with "The Wild Bunch."
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The review of this Movie prepared by R. R. Yates




An account of the exploits of the James-Younger gang, featuring brothers (Keach, Carradine, Quaid), playing the members of the gang, who were also bothers. A great attempt to at least come close to the truth.
The review of this Movie prepared by A. Pearson



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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