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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | | Western | 7 August 1976 (Japan)
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

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Josey Wales makes his way west after the Civil War, determined to live a useful and helpful life. He joins up with a group of settlers who need the protection that a man as tough and experienced as he is can provide. Unfortunately, the past has a way of catching up with you, and Josey is a wanted man. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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...an army of one.

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7 August 1976 (Japan)  »

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Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$31,800,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,000,000
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The character of Josey Wales is 32 years old in the novel, while Clint Eastwood was 46 at the time of the film's release. See more »

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Josie and Jamie cross the Missouri river on a ferry (tethered barge). The Union pursuers are on the next barge trip, and Josie shoots the rope sending the barge down the river. Josey was headed South and West towards Texas, and presumably was on the west side of the river. The river should have been flowing the other direction. See more »

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[first lines]
Josey's wife: Little Josey! C'mon in, let's get you cleaned up!
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Referenced in South Park: Towelie (2001) See more »

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Cripple Creek
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Written by Traditional
Performed by Sheb Wooley
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Classic Western!
13 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is Clint Eastwood in one of his best roles ever. There's great one-liners like "You gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?", "Dyin ain't much of a livin boy", etc. Eastwood meets up with the likes of 10-bears (Indian chief), Yankee soldiers, Rapist Trappers, you name it. At one point Eastwood meets an old Indian "I forgot his name" who tells him that he didn't surrender, but they captured his horse and made him surrender. I haven't seen this movie in over 2 or 3 years and so my memory of it has faded some but it's one of the best Westerns ever. As Eastwood would say "Better 'an you'll ever live to see". Rarely is there a happy ending in Eastwood's work. There's always another trail to ride, a bounty to collect, and blood to be shed. 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' shows how hard it is for that blood to be washed away.


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