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Frank and Jesse
Frank and Jesse
Actors: Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Maria Pitillo
Director: Robert Boris
Genres: Westerns
R     1999     1hr 45min

When the civil war ended frank and jessee returned to their family farm. A railroad agent after the brothers land kills their younger brother while yankee soldiers do nothing. This and other atrocities by the soldiers star...  more »


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Actors: Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Maria Pitillo
Director: Robert Boris
Creators: Rob Lowe, Robert Boris, Andrew Hersh, Bruce Wayne Gillies, Cassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner, Mark Amin
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/05/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1994
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 10/2/2009...
OK. Another telling of the old Frank and Jesse tale.
1 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

OUTLAWS? How about defenders of freedom?
Eddie Lancekick | Pacific Northwest | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People who watch this movie will finally perhaps realize what was behind the James gang. These were not rebel raising outlaws who stole for fun, they were men who were ran off their land and ATTACKED by our own corrupt government, the railroads burned out and killed anyone who would not sell so that they may lay their precious Frank and Jesse went to work.
Also introduces Pinkerton, the man who founded the Pinkerton detective agency and later on the secret service. He was a real JERK, by the way...:)

Fact Versus Legend.
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 05/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There have been over a dozen movies based upon the life of Frank and Jesse James. Some have been historically accurate, but extremely boring and others have totally ignored history, but are extremely good movies to watch. FRANK AND JESSE falls somewhere in the middle.The movie is really enjoyable to watch. It ignores much of the James' early years and instead focuses on their days as a gang after the Civil War. There are a few historical facts that are presented correctly in the film, but there are a lot more that are totally ignored or changed. Instead, the film is based more upon the legend of the James and Younger gang.There is no doubt that Jesse James and company were bankrobbers who had a ruthless streak to them. Nevertheless, a person cannot deny the fact either that to many people in Missouri and other rural areas in the country, the James and Younger gang were heroes, Robin Hoods of the American West. Pinkerton asserted as much time and time again in his attempts to catch and round up the gang. Having been raised in a rural area not too far from the state of Missouri, I understand why people believed and still believe that in some ways the gang were heroes. In fact, I am inclined to agree. Therefore, this "romanticizing" of the Jesse James' legend isn't anything new. It's just the other side of the same coin and usually makes for a better story."
Worth renting
tvtv3 | 08/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this movie because I was doing a school report on Jesse James and was covering Hollywood's portrayal of the James gang. I ended up being very impressed. I think that Rob Lowe and Bill Paxton do a wonderful job as Jesse and Frank James. As a matter of fact, just about everyone in the movie are good actors. The shootouts are just spectacular (much better done than "The Great Northfield Minnesota raid" I might add) but if your looking for a accurate historacl account you might try looking elsewhere. This movie has a lot of the legends around the gang, such as checking passengers hands on a train, to determine whether or not to rob them, (soft hands--get robbed...calloused hands, meaning you were a working man,--don't get robbed) but almost everything about the Northfield raid is fiction. Here and there, parts of the movie are also made up, but Northfield was the killer for me. Anyway, if your up to a great western, try watching, you wont be let down, but if your looking for something out of a text book, try looking somewhere else."