The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

8.33 / Rated by 3 people

160 min.
Plot  In 1881, young, starstruck Robert "Bob" Ford (Casey Affleck) seeks out Jesse James (Brad Pitt) when the James gang is planning a train robbery in Blue Cut, Missouri, making unsuccessful attempts to join the gang with the help of his older brother Charley (Sam Rockwell), already a member. The train turns out to be carrying only a fraction of the money originally thought, and Frank James (Sam Shepard) tells Charley Ford that this robbery would be the last the James brothers would commit. Jesse returns home to Kansas City, bringing the Fords, Dick Liddil (Paul Schneider) and his cousin, Wood Hite (Jeremy Renner). Jesse sends Charley, Wood and Dick away, but insists that Bob stay. He wanted the younger man just for his help in moving furniture to a new home in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bob becomes more admiring of James before being sent back to the farmhouse of his widowed sister, Martha Bolton, where he rejoins his brother Charley, Hite, and Liddil.

Liddil reveals to Bob that he is ...



Brad Pitt
Jesse James
Casey Affleck
Robert Ford
Sam Shepard
Frank James
Jeremy Renner
Wood Hite
Sam Rockwell
Charley Ford
Paul Schneider
Dick Liddil
Garret Dillahunt
Ed Miller
Mary-Louise Parker
Zerelda James
Ted Levine
James Timberlake
Alison Elliott
Martha Bolton
James Carville
Thomas Theodore Crittenden
Michael Parks
Henry Craig
Kailin See
Sarah Hite
Tom Aldredge
Mayor George Hite
Zooey Deschanel
Dorothy Evans
Michael Copeman
Edward Capehart O'Kelley
Nick Cave


All Titles

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States



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