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

8.0 / Rated by 3 people

160 min.
Plot  Robert Ford (Casey Affleck) seeks out Jesse James (Brad Pitt) when the James gang is planning a train robbery in Blue Cut, Missouri, making petty, unsuccessful attempts to join the gang with the help of his brother Charley (Sam Rockwell), already a member of the James gang. The train turns out to be carrying only a fraction of the money originally thought, and Frank James (Sam Shepard) informs Charley Ford that the robbery would be the last the James brothers would commit, and that the gang had "gave up their nightridin' for good." 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, leading Bob to believe Jesse has taken a shine to him. It transpires that Jesse only required Bob to stay to assist him moving his furniture to a new home. Jesse then allows him to stay with the James family for a few extra days. Bob spends these days obsessing over ...  



Brad Pitt
Jesse James
Casey Affleck
Robert "Bob" Ford
Sam Shepard
Frank James
Jeremy Renner
Wood Hite
Sam Rockwell
Charley Ford
Paul Schneider
Dick Liddil
Mary-Louise Parker
Zerelda "Zee" James
Zooey Deschanel
Dorothy Evans
Alison Elliott
Martha Bolton
Kailin See
Sarah Hite
Ted Levine
James Timberlake
James Carville
Thomas T. Crittenden
Michael Parks
Henry Craig
Michael Copeman
Edward 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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