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The Newton Boys

Director:Richard Linklater
Writers:Richard Linklater, Claude Stanush and Clark Walker
Director of Photography:Peter James
Editor:Sandra Adair
Music:Edward D. Barnes
Production Designer:Catherine Hardwicke
Producer:Anne Walker-McBay
Twentieth Century Fox; PG-13; 121 minutes
Release:3/98
Cast:Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julianna Margulies, Skeet Ulrich, Chloe Webb, Vincent D'Onofrio and Dwight Yoakam
Based on the book by Claude Stanush

McConaughey, Hawke, Ulrich and D'Onofrio make a handsome lineup in this cops-and-robbers flick, based on the real-life story of four brothers who made a successful living robbing banks and trains in the 1920s. The Newton Boys is old-fashioned renegade fun that has you rootin' for the shootin' guys in the black hats. Writer/Director Linklater, who's known for contemporary buddy movies about slackers (Dazed and Confused, Slackers), has pulled off the Western period piece with charming style.


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