In Summary
  • Its main stars are Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) who act as two retired former Texas Rangers called back into active duty to hunt and bring down the murderous outlaws.
  • The movie has a gritty feel to it and it is based in Texas which is the cowboy capital of the US.

The lyrics of the smash hit “Bonnie and Clyde” by power showbiz couple Jay Z and Beyoncé came to mind as I watched The Highway Men.

The Highway Men is the true story of the manhunt one of the most infamous murderous outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde and the legendary detectives who captured them.

It is rated R for some strong violence and bloody images and is 2h 12min long, classified as a Crime, Drama and Mystery.

Its main stars are Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) who act as two retired former Texas Rangers called back into active duty to hunt and bring down the murderous outlaws.

The movie has a gritty feel to it and it is based in Texas which is the cowboy capital of the US.

PRISON BREAK

It starts with a dramatic prison break orchestrated by the outlaws Bonnie and Clyde to set free their companions.

Right away, we get a feel of the personalities of the two as ruthless risk takers.

The outlaws begin to get a notoriety and a following among the people and this prompts the Governor, Ma Ferguson (Kathy Bates) to bring the two famed detectives out of retirement to hunt the couple.

Frank and Maney are in their sunset years, no longer as fit and agile as before and right away, there is a sense that the task may be overwhelming.

Maney is the one who has it worse since he hasn’t had a job in years and is living with his daughter and nephew, sleeping on a seat outside the house.

Yet, if there is one thing that never goes away, it’s ones God-given talent and skill and he has it in spades.

Page 1 of 2