The Highwaymen is a 2019 American period crime drama film directed by John Lee Hancock.

Official trailers

Netflix on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 released the trailer:
The Highwaymen | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In 1934, after two years on the run as robbers and murderers, the criminals Bonnie and Clyde break several associates out of the Eastham Prison Farm in Texas. In response, Texas Department of Corrections Chief Lee Simmons persuades Governor "Ma" Ferguson to hire former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer to track down the criminals independent of the Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Ferguson and her staff are skeptical, having disbanded the Rangers for more advanced units, but she reluctantly allows Simmons to go ahead. Hamer initially hesitates due to his family but both he and his wife accept after hearing about a devastating shootout in Missouri involving the infamous pair. Hamer's former partner, Benjamin Maney Gault, joins Hamer after a long period of being unemployed and living in hardship. The FBI has been wiretapping the fugitives' families for a while. Hamer and Gault get access to the files and conclude they are likely making their way "home" to Dallas and drive there; shortly after arriving, they see a man throw a bottle at Bonnie's mother's house and then a boy picking it up. Suspicious, they give chase, but the boy escapes. FBI agents arrive, telling them that Clyde is believed to be in Brownsville, hinting in a snide way that the "retired Rangers" should stay out of the operation. The Rangers brush off the FBI and meet with Dallas Sheriff "Smoot" Schmid, who introduces them to Deputy Sheriff Ted Hinton, a childhood friend of Bonnie and Clyde who can identify them on sight, so Hamer and Gault decide to bring him along, although they are concerned over Hinton's previous hesitations to fire on the pair, especially Bonnie, who he was sweet on as a child. The next day, they hear of a double police murder committed by Bonnie and Clyde near Grapevine. Investigating the site with Hinton, Hamer is appalled by the pair's brutality and emphasizes it to Hinton. They also find that Bonnie was accompanied by a white rabbit. Hinton tells them it is likely a present for a family member.

Cast

Kevin Costner
Frank Hamer
Woody Harrelson
Maney Gault
Kathy Bates
Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
John Carroll Lynch
Lee Simmons
Thomas Mann
Deputy Ted Hinton
Kim Dickens
Gladys Hamer
William Sadler
Henry Barrow
Dean Denton
Deputy Bob Alcorn
W. Earl Brown
Ivy Methvin
David Furr
Detective John Quinn
Jason Davis
Agent Kendale
Josh Caras
Wade McNabb (as Joshua Caras)
David Born
Sheriff Henderson Jordan
Brian F. Durkin
Deputy Prentiss Oakley
Emily Brobst
Bonnie Parker
Edward Bossert
Clyde Barrow
Kaley Wheless
Jean Gault
Alex Elder
Nate Gault
Jake Dashnaw
Henry Methvin (as Jake Ethan Dashnaw)
Jane McNeill
Emma Parker
Karson Kern
Joe Palmer
Jesse C. Boyd
Ray Hamilton
Kevin Sangston
Guard Crowson
Robert Bryan Davis
Guard Bozeman
Luray Cooper
Luther
Johnny McPhail
Old Farmer (Grapevine)
Silas Cooper
Chief Boyd
Jeff Pope
Constable Cal Campbell
Arvin Combs
State Official #1
Joe Knezevich
State Official #2
Billy Slaughter
Reporter #1
Brandon O'Dell
Reporter #2
Dean J. West
Reporter #3 (as Dean West)
Don Stallings
Orphan Annie Ford Driver
David Dwyer
Sheriff Smoot Schmid
Steve Vernon
Gun Store Owner
Carter Maharrey
Carter
Justin Smith
Pump Jockey
Cullen Moss
Oklahoma Cop
Alan Wells
1st G-Man (Oklahoma)
Josh Ventura
Okie G-Man
Michael Draper
Tough Migrant Worker (Oklahoma)
Timothy McKinney
Okie Migrant
Luke Loveless
Bottle Boy
Allen Lopez
Post Hole Digger
Ian Pitre
Hammer Boy
Billy 4 Johnston
West Dallas Messenger Kid (as Billy Johnston)
Izzy G.
Little Mudlark Girl (as Isabella Gaspersz)
Savanna Renee
Garbo Girl
Mitch Eakins
Fancy Dan #1
Matthew Paul Martinez
Fancy Dan #2 (as Matthew Martinez)
Todd Barnett
Local Reporter (as Steven Todd Barnett)
Troy Anthony Hogan
Migrant Worker
Taj Marqui Paul
Migrant Worker's Son
Russell L. Welch III
Underworld Dance Hall Band
Nicolas J. Lefebvre
Underworld Dance Hall Band
Stephen L. Kelly
Underworld Dance Hall Band
Robert e Streeck
Ferguson Agent #1 (as Robert Streeck)
Donald Robert Mohr
West Dallas G-Man
Brad Napp
Ferguson Agent #2 (as Roy Bradford Napp)
Sophia Silver
Daisy
Lynden Orr
Violet / Voice of Bonnie
Makani Ravello
Bonnie Parker Lookalike
Samantha Hunter Ogan
Bonnie Parker Lookalike
Mikey Kelley
Clyde (voice)
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Ladies Auxiliary
Collins Tuohy
Ladies Auxiliary (as Collins Tuohy Smith)
Teddy Orr
Ladies Auxiliary (as Teddy Heard Orr)
Skip Stellrecht
Texas Radio Newscaster (voice)
Jon Briddell
Oklahoma Radio Newscaster (voice)
David Zyler
National Radio Newscaster (voice) (as Dave Zyler)

About

The film The Highwaymen was scheduled to be released on March 10, 2019 (SXSW) and on March 15, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 132 minutes. The film's budget is $49 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

The Highwaymen got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

IMDB: The Highwaymen

Wikipedia: The Highwaymen (film)

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