American Outlaws script
Synopsis: After the Civil War ends, Confederate soldiers Frank (Gabriel Macht) and Jesse James (Colin Farrell) return home with the three Younger brothers to learn that railroad baron Thaddeus Rains (Harris Yulin) is trying to drive Missouri citizens out of their homes. When both families resist, the James boys' mother (Kathy Bates) is murdered. Furious, the two groups of brothers team up for a series of robberies designed to hurt the railroad. Detective Allan Pinkerton (Timothy Dalton) pursues them.

Cole peers through the rails.

COLE:

Those gunners are too far away...

CAPTAIN MALCOLM:

Get me the James boy.

COMANCHE TOM:

You want Jesse?

CAPTAIN MALCOLM:

Not Jesse, the one who can shoot.

Comanche Tom rolls back to the edge of the woods.

COMANCHE TOM:

FRANK!

EXT. WOODS - A FEW YARDS BACK

Among the squatting men a single one STANDS UP. FRANK JAMES

is tall with a dark, thoughtful face. He looks sadder than

his 23 years should allow. His hand is wrapped around a

longbarrel Enfield 30.

FRANK:

Jesse.

The long rider behind him turns around. He's JESSE JAMES,

20. He's too damn good-looking and he's got your best

friend's eyes. There's a coiled energy to him, and right now

he seems more angry than afraid. Next to him is WEB MIMMS,

15, who is terrified and trying not to show it.

FRANK (CONT'D)

Watch Web.

WEB:

I don't need watchin'!

JESSE:

Web, I bring you back dead and your

sister'll kill me. Now shut up and

lie there.

(then)

Careful, Frank. And make sure Bob

and Cole are okay.

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Roderick Taylor

Roderick Taylor, also known as Rod Taylor or Roderick Falconer, is an American poet, recording artist, screenwriter, television producer and television director. more…

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