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Bonnie & Clyde's lawmen get their own movie




Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner in the Netflix movie
Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner in the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" directed by John Lee Hancock.
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'THE HIGHWAYMEN' COUNTERS THE NARRATIVE OF BONNIE AND CLYDE AS A ROMEO AND JULIET STORY

"The Highwaymen" is a movie that’s trying to right a wrong that was done by a another film from long ago. The 1967 "Bonnie and Clyde" starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, earned ten Oscar nominations and two wins. It’s been widely regarded as a cinematic landmark but people who were involved in the real life story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow took issue right away with its veracity– especially as it related to the lawmen who brought the two criminals to justice, Frank Hamer and Maney Gault. In the new film they are played by Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as old Texas Rangers who came out of retirement to track and hunt down the fugitives who had fascinated the public. John Horn talks with the film's director John Lee Hancock.