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.

EXT. FORTIFICATIONS

Loose shots spitting up dirt and wood chips everywhere.

Frank crawls up, nods to the Youngers, peers through the

stacked wood. Another EXPLOSION from the cannon.

FRANK:

Cannon or Gatling?

COLE:

Both would be nice.

FRANK:

Soon as I hit one, the other'll

know and beat us up.

CAPTAIN MALCOLM:

Cannon.

Frank raises his head just high enough to poke the Enfield

over the stacked fenceposts. Everyone else is flinching from

the suppressing fire. Frank is perfectly still. Squinting,

aiming, perfectly centered ... BANG.

CUT TO:

EXT. CANNON STATION

As the Captain of the six man crew SNAPS BACK and hits the

ground dead. Before the others can react, two more grab

their throats and drop. The remaining soldiers bolt from the

cannon.

But the Gatling crew swings the gun around and the barrels

BLAZE.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORTIFICATIONS

Frank and the others hit the dirt as the Gatling shreds the

fenceposts, fells trees, churns the ground, stitching a path

of destruction across the bulwarks and into the woods where

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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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