The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Clint Eastwood
 Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Chief Dan George
Chief Dan George
, Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
, Bill McKinney
Bill McKinney


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Clint Eastwood's fifth film as a director and eighth Western as a star (ninth if you count Paint Your Wagon), The Outlaw Josey Wales chronicles the hero's violent journey westward after the Civil War. With fresh memoris of his family's slaughter by Red Leg soldier Terrill (Bill McKinney), Confederate Josey Wales (Eastwood) refuses to join his captain Fletcher (John Vernon) and the rest of his comrades in surrender to a U.S. Army regiment. Deemed a dangerous outlaw after a bloody one-man battle with that regiment, Josey is pursued by U.S. cavalry soldiers led by the unwilling Fletcher and the murderous Terrill, as well as by bounty hunters who eventually learn how coolly lethal Wales can be. Despite his desire to remain a lone fugitive, Josey soon has a crew of travelling companions that includes Cherokee Lone Watie (Chief Dan George) and the pretty Laura Lee (Sondra Locke) and her vigorous Grandma Sarah (Paula Trueman), settlers on their way to a ranch near ghost town Santa Rio. The few Santa Rio residents welcome the group, but their peace and Josey's burgeoning romance with Laura Lee are soon interrupted by Terrill's arrival. A skillfully violent man of few, well-chosen words, Josey Wales resembles Eastwood's previous Western heroes in Sergio Leone's trilogy, A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966). However, the emphasis on friends and family served notice that, in the words of one critic, "the Man With No Name doesn't live here anymore." Indeed, Josey Wales would be Eastwood's last western before 1985's Pale Rider. Although it did not garner similar critical praise when it was released, Eastwood considers The Outlaw Josey Wales to be the equal of the Oscar-winning Unforgiven (1992).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2012
UPC: 0883929215485
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Time: 2:16:00
Sales rank: 8,303

Special Features

Commentary by Richard Schickel; New featurette: Clint Eastwood's West; 2 vintage featurettes: Eastwood in action and hell hath no fury - the making of the Outlaw Josey Wales; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Josey Wales
Chief Dan George Lone Watie
Sondra Locke Laura Lee
Bill McKinney Terrill
John Vernon Fletcher
Paula Trueman Grandma Sarah
Samuel Bottoms Jamie
Geraldine Keams Little Moonlight
Woodrow Parfrey Carpetbagger
Joyce Jameson Rose
Sheb Wooley Cobb
Royal Dano Ten Spot
John Verros Chato
Will Sampson Ten Bears
John Quade Comanchero Leader
Matt Clark Kelly
Cissy Wellman Josey's Wife
Buck Kartalian Shopkeeper
Len Lesser Abe
Doug McGrath Lige
John Russell Bloody Bill Anderson
Charles Tyner Zukie Limmer
Bruce M. Fischer Yoke
John Mitchum Al
Clay Tanner First Texas Ranger
Bob Hoy Second Texas Ranger
Erik Holland Union Army Sergeant
Danny Green Lemuel
L. William O'Connell Sim Carstairs
John Chandler First Bounty Hunter

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director
Sonia Chernus Screenwriter
Robert Daley Producer
Jim Fargo Asst. Director
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Bert Hallberg Sound/Sound Designer
Philip Kaufman Screenwriter
Tambi Larsen Production Designer
Fritz Manes Producer
Charles R. Pierce Set Decoration/Design
Tex Rudloff Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Scott Stunts
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Ferris Webster Editor
John G. Wilson Associate Producer

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