Director: Walter Hill Run Time: 100 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1980
Starring: Christopher Guest, David Carradine, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine, Randy Quaid, Stacy Keach
Nitehawk’s July Country Brunchin’ presents the The Long Riders with a live pre-show serenade by The Newton Gang!
Frank and Jesse James are wanted men! Like many Westerns, The Long Riders blurs the line between the “good’ and “bad” guys as director Walter Hill (The Warriors) violently depicts the exploits of hero Jesse James and his gang. Set in the years after the Civil War, the infamous outlaw Jesse James and his band of brothers terrorize the American Midwest by robbing banks, murdering, and causing general chaos wherever they go. But with a detective hot on their trail and a heist-gone-wrong, revenge reaches its gory end. It’s a film about brothers, starring brothers (Carradine brothers, Quaid brothers, and Keach brothers). Beautifully imagined and including one of the best shootouts in the western genre, The Long Riders is Country Brunchin’ classic!
The Newton Gang: Outlaw country, tried and true. From their humble beginnings as part of the Honky Tonk Happy Hour to their current role as Brooklyn’s most prolific outlaw country band, The Newton Gang has come into their own.