The Outlaw - Josey Wales

Cast Credits Fact File Guns Quotes

The Cast:

Josey Wales Clint Eastwood
Lone Watie Chief Dan George
Laura Lee Sondra Locke
(Red Legs) Terrill Bill McKinney
Fletcher John Vernon
Granny (Grandma Sarah) Paula Trueman
Jamie Sam Bottoms
Little Moonlight Geraldine Keams
Carpetbagger Woodrow Parfey
Rose Joyce Jameson
Cobb Sheb Wooley
Ten Spot Royal Dano
Kelly Matt Clarke
Chato John Verros
Ten Bears Will Sampson
Carstairs William O'Connell
Comanchero Leader John Quade
Senator Lane Frank Schofield
Shopkeeper Buck Kartalian
Abe Len Lesser
Lige Doug McGrath
Bloody Bill Anderson John Russell
Zukie Limmer Charles Tyner
Yoke Bruce M Fisher
Al John Mitchum
First Bounty Hunter John Davis Chandler
Second Bounty Hunter Tom Roy Lowe
First Texas Ranger Clay Tanner
Second Texas Ranger Robert F Hoy
Grannie Hawkins Madeline T Holmes
Union Army Sergeant Erik Holland
Lemuel Dannu Green
Josey's Son (uncredited) Kyle Eastwood
Josey's Wife (uncredited) Cissy Wellman


* A MALPASO Company Production - Released in 1976 by Warner Brothers
* Clint Eastwood also directed the movie, after taking over from Phillip Kaufman who also co-wrote the screenplay with Sonia Chernus.
* Produced by Robert Daley
* Music by Jerry Fielding (lyrics to Rose of Alabamy)
* Cinematography by Bruce Surtees
* Editor - Ferris Webster
* Production Design - Tambi Larsen
* Sound - Tex Rudloff & Bert Hallberg
* Set Decoration - Chuck Pierce
* Assistant Director - Jim Fargo
* Stunt Coordinator - Walter Scott
* 135 minutes

Fact File

* The movie is based on a book entitled "Gone to Texas" by Forrest Carter.
* There is a sequel, "The Return of Josey Wales", which does not have Clint Eastwood in it. (Although I have not seen it, I will assure you that it sucks).
* 56 people are killed in the movie, second of Clint Eastwood's movies to the 65 in "Where Eagles Dare"

Josey's Guns

* Josey's main guns are Colt Walkers, the magnum handgun of the day. These would have likely been captured from a Union cavalryman.
* His two backups, carried in shoulder holsters, appear to be Colt Navies.
* His rifle, only used twice, during the "Missouri Boat Ride" and "Comancheros" scenes, is some type of Sharps with a telescopic sight, which would have been the sniper rifle of the time.

Quotes from the film

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* "Well Mr. Carpetbagger...we got something in this territory, called a Missouri boatride."

* "Are you gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

* Buzzards got to eat, same as worms.

* Josey Wales : "Whenever I get to liking some one they ain't around long."
   Chief : "I noticed when you get to disliking someone they around for long neither."

* How is it on stains?

* {Chief} How did you know which one to shoot first?
{Josey} Well the second one on the right, he had scared eyes, he wasn't going to draw first. The one on the left had a flap holster, and he wasn't in any hurry. Now the second one on the left, he had crazy eyes.
{Chief} What about the one on the right?
{Josey} I never paid him no mind. You were there, weren't you?

* Josey Wales, Mister chain blue lightnin'.

* Endeavor to perservere.

* {Josey} You a bounty hunter?
{Bounty Hunter} A man's got to do something for a living these days.
{Josey} Dying ain't much of a living, boy.

* "When things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win, that's just the way it is."

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