18 certificateThe Long Riders is a Film programme that first aired in 1980 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Long Riders is a 4 star programme

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The Long Riders (1980)

Directed by
Walter Hill

This tough, uncompromising and violent Western, released in 1980, features a clever casting trick, has shades of The Wild Bunch with its flashbacks and gory, slo-mo shots, and a terrific soundtrack by Ry Cooder.

Directed by Walter Hill, four sets of brothers play four sets of brothers in the film. So that's David Carradine, Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as the Younger brothers; James Keach and Stacy Keach as the James boys, Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid as the Miller boys, and Christopher Guest and Nicholas Guest as the Ford brothers.

And it works, often brilliantly. The plot depicts the lives of the James-Younger gang, including in gory detail their infamous - and disastrous - 1876 bank raid in Northfield, Minnesota.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1980

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for David CarradineDavid Carradine...Cole Younger
Image for Keith CarradineKeith Carradine...Jim Younger
Robert Carradine...Bob Younger
James Keach...Jesse James
Image for Stacy KeachStacy Keach...Frank James
Image for Dennis QuaidDennis Quaid...Ed Miller
Image for Randy QuaidRandy Quaid...Clell Miller
Kevin Brophy...John Younger
Harry Carey Jr....George Arthur
Image for Christopher GuestChristopher Guest...Charlie Ford
Nicholas Guest...Bob Ford
Shelby Leverington...Annie Ralston
Felice Orlandi...Carl Reddick
Pamela Reed...Belle Starr
Image for James RemarJames Remar...Sam Starr