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Synopsis: Josey Wales makes his way west after the Civil War, determined to live a useful and helpful life. He joins up with a group of settlers who need the protection that a man as tough and experienced as he is can provide. Unfortunately, the past has a way of catching up with you, and Josey is a wanted man.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

-The Indian Nations.

It's a good place to hole up

and get you healed up.

Then we'll go get Fletcher?

Right, boy.

Then we go back and get Fletcher.

There's some riders

coming up behind us.

Get down here, boy.

Lay across his neck.

Keep him down there.

Can you hear me, boy?

Now if you see me get up,

you stay there, understand?

If you hear shooting

and me headed back north...

...get back on that horse.

He'll get up with you...

...and you head south, now you hear?


Whoa. Whoa.

You can let him up now, boy.

Let him up!

Get up, goddamn it!

Whupped them again, didn't we?

Whupped them again, boy.

Ten years I've been ferrying

Kansas Redlegs...

...Union Cavalry, Missouri guerrillas... name it!

Mad dogs, them guerrillas!

You look sideways at them...

...they kill you!

Hard men to do business with.

You bet!

You know, in my line of work... got to be able either to sing

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"...

...or "Dixie" with equal enthusiasm...

...depending upon present company.

Can't say as I blame you for that.

Only good business to play it safe.

Thank God they all been disarmed now...

...except for a few of the nastiest ones...

...who they're busy running down.

Where I'm going,

they know how to handle that kind.


Where are you headed?

I'm going to ply

my wares down in Texas.

Texas, huh?

How much for the ferry ride?

Ten cents.

By coincidence, I happen to have

a bottle of this remarkable elixir...

...I could let you have

for that exact amount.


I wish I was in the land of cotton

Old times there is not forgotten

Look away, look away

Look away, Dixieland


-Howdy there.

Sim Carstairs is the name.


Figured we'd give you some

ferrying business.

With pleasure!

Bill Quantrill used this ferry

all the time.

Good friend of mine.

What have you got there?

Just the store with

Grannie Hawkins up there.

I'll tell you what.

We'll all just amble

over to that store.

Him and me will ride.

We've got a touch of the cramp.


Stranger, you're in luck!

I just happen to have the perfect thing

here for cramps.

We'll need half a side of bacon...

...1 0 pounds of beef jerky,

And when we get over there, there won't

be any need for you to go inside.

Just tell Old Grannie through the door

we'll need a lot of clean bandages...

...and a boiled poultice for a

bullet wound in a hurry. Come on.

So you'll be Josey Wales.

How might you know that, Grannie?

Soldiers were here looking

for you two hours ago.

I was going to mention that to you

as soon as I got the chance.

They say you killed your own men.

Those lying blue scumbellies!

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Philip Kaufman

Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter who has directed fifteen films over a career spanning more than five decades. He has been described as a "maverick" and an "iconoclast," notable for his versatility and independence. He is considered an "auteur", whose films have always expressed his personal vision.His choice of topics has been eclectic and sometimes controversial, having adapted novels with diverse themes and stories. Kaufman's works have included genres such as realism, horror, fantasy, erotica, Westerns, underworld crime, and inner city gangs. Examples are Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Michael Crichton's Rising Sun (1993), a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), and the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin's Henry & June. His film The Wanderers (1979) has achieved cult status. But his greatest success was Tom Wolfe's true-life The Right Stuff, which received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. According to film historian Annette Insdorf, "no other living American director has so consistently and successfully made movies for adults, tackling sensuality, artistic creation, and manipulation by authorities." Other critics note that Kaufman's films are "strong on mood and atmosphere," with powerful cinematography and a "lyrical, poetic style" to portray different historic periods. His later films have a somewhat European style, but the stories always "stress individualism and integrity, and are clearly American." more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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