Based on the 1983 novel by Ron Hansen THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD captivatingly depicts the final few months of the legendary Jesse Jamess life. He was 34 and his days of ruthless robbing had dwindled yet his fearsome reputation continued to swell. With an abundance of nickel-books retelling his brutal gun-slinging adventures James had become a symbolic hero for many Americans and a dazzling tabloid icon for the 19th-century media. A particular young man seduced by the wonderment of James the shifty Robert Ford wormed his way in as a James groupie in the hopes of snagging a coveted spot alongside his brother Charley as one of the bandits cronies. Ford fiercely insecure and painfully aware that he would never be taken seriously by James (who ever-plagued by paranoia and scepticism found Ford s earnest obsession a bit unsettling) grew increasingly angry with his idol leading to a destructive path that ultimately ended in the anticlimactic death of Jesse James--and brought the treacherous Robert Ford the notoriety he had always wanted.
Release Date: 31 March 2008
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 155 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
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