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Film / Ride with the Devil

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A 1999 Western drama directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel Woe to Live On by Daniel Woodrell. It follows two friends, Jake Roedel (Tobey Maguire) and Jack Bull Chiles (Skeet Ulrich), as they fight with Quantrill's band of raiders during the American Civil War.

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  • And This Is for......: Right before they attack Lawrence, Quantrill makes a rousing speech to the men, telling them to remember their female relatives who died in the collapse of a Kansas City jail. "To Lawrence!"
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Black John is based on the historical "Bloody Bill" Anderson and Pitt is based on "Little Archie" Clements. Anderson rode with Quantrill until the deaths of his sisters, after which he became a bloodthirsty psychopath who killed anyone in Union blue. Archie was Anderson right-hand man who obeyed his every order.