The Newton Boys


2h 2m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the

Film Details

Also Known As
Newton Boys
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Bartlett, Texas, USA; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Over the course of five years (1919-1924) the Newton Boys, a group of brothers, were the most successful bank and train robbers in North America, traveling from Texas to Toronto without ever firing a fatal gunshot. Willis Newton is the eldest brother who is determined to improve the fortunes of the family by becoming a "businessman" whose business is bank robbing. With the rationale that all banks are insured--insurance companies being the biggest crooks--the brothers begin their spree. By 1924, they execute the biggest train robbery in American history, stealing $3 million outside of Chicago. All goes smoothly until Joe accidentally shoots his brother Doc. Going against the odds, they decide to take Doc to a doctor. The court trial that follows sees the boys and their partners sentenced to prison.

Crew

Sandra Adair

Editor

Rob Anderson

Production Assistant

Troy Anderson

Production Assistant

Abby Antweil

Electrician

Louis Armstrong

Song

Melanie Armstrong Fletcher

Costumes

Colleen Arnaud

Assistant

Richard J. Ball

Key Grip

Annilee Ballentine

Set Decorator

Maida Barbour

Artistic Advisor

Chris Barnes

Other

Edward D Barnes

Original Score

Mateo Barnstone

Assistant Location Manager

Trey Batchelor

Assistant Director

Phil Bates

Other

Eddie Baytos

Choreographer

Phil Benson

Dialogue Editor

David Bernard

Apprentice

Paul Biese

Song

Randy Bilski

Props

Andrew Blackwood

Props

Steve Blalock

Stunts

Tim Boyle

Other

David Brink

Assistant Camera Operator

Karen A Brocco

Assistant Sound Editor

Bart Brown

On-Set Dresser

Chris Brown

Research Assistant

Robert Brown

Special Effects

Rodney T Brown

Foreman

David Broyles

Production Assistant

Tim Buchanan

Stunts

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Bill Burch

Production Assistant

Roy Burger

Wrangler

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Michael Buster

Consultant

Joseph Cahoon

Research Assistant

Fernando Cano

Production Assistant

Lisa Carey

Accounting Assistant

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Anne Carr

Medic

Jesus Carrera

Other

Raul Carrera

Other

Brenda Chambers

Costumes

Amy Chance

Transportation

Leighton Chapman

Assistant Location Manager

Jonn Cherico

Graphic Designer

Ashley Chiles

Assistant

Tom Christopher

On-Set Dresser

John M Clark

Art Assistant

George L Cobb

Song

Andy Coe

Grip

Mark Coffey

Avid Editor

Scott Conn

Electrician

Catherine Conrad

Hair Stylist

Bridget M. Cook

Hair Stylist

Henry Creamer

Song

Brian Cross

Props

Kevin Cross

Set Designer

Shauna Cross

Production Assistant

Stephen Crowley

Best Boy

Laney D'aquino

Costumes

Marc Dabrusin

Other

Ray Davies

Song

Charles W Davis

Song

Monica De Armond Borde

Office Assistant

Vince Deadrick

Stunts

Travis Dean

Special Effects

Travis Dean

Props

Tom Delaney

Song

Tim Dingle

Other

Floyd Domino

Song Performer

Mark Donaldson

Stunts

Keith Donnelly

Art Department Coordinator

Andrea Dopaso

Art Director

Theresa Dringenberg

Other

Marc D Dudash

Other

Michael Dudash

Other

Candi Duke

Makeup Artist

Matt Dunstone

Assistant

Wendy Dutwin

Production Assistant

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Matthew D. Egan

Foreman

Bob Erdos

Song

Krista Ernst

Other

Frank Eulner

Sound Effects Editor

Cecil D. Evans

Transportation Captain

Ramona Fabregas

Other

Bill Fagelson

Research Assistant

Keith Fletcher

Associate Producer

Keith Fletcher

Music Supervisor

Melissa Forney

Hair Stylist

Guy Forsyth

Song Performer

Steve Fossler

Craft Service

Mindy Frank

Production

Bo Franks

Other

John A Frick

Art Director

Robbie Friedmann

Location Assistant

Eric Friend

Foley Editor

Kimberly Sue Furlong

Costumes

Sarah Gaines

Apprentice

Victor Gallo

Production Assistant

Lauren Gardner

Research Assistant

Alex Gibson

Music Editor

Haven Gillespie

Song

Stan Ginsel

Projectionist

John Glaeser

Other

Amy Grappell

Casting

Patty Griffin

Song Performer

Don Gross

Props

Brian Gunter

Gaffer

Wendell Hall

Song

Tom Hammond

Foley Editor

Archie Hankins

Props

Catherine Hardwicke

Production Designer

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

C Reed Hart

Production Assistant

Cody Haynes

Wrangler

Lance Haynes

Wrangler

Lance Haynes

Stunts

Lucia Hedges

Other

Jonathan Hennessey

Production Assistant

David Heron

Special Effects

Goeff Heron

Special Effects Foreman

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording

Erik Hokkanne

Song

Jeff Howery

Dolly Grip

Randy Smith Huke

Assistant Set Decorator

Lee Hunsaker

Set Costumer

Robert J Iannaccone

Costume Supervisor

Pat Jackson

Sound Editor

Gregory Jacobs

Assistant Director

Peter James

Director Of Photography

Simon James

Other

Janice Janecek

Set Costumer

Susana Jasso

Extras Casting Assistant

Gary Jay

Camera Operator

Sara Johnson

Production Assistant

Jason Ray Jurica

Grip

Jim Kanan

Other

Jena Karam

Song Performer

Kyrsten Kehlenbach

Location Assistant

Steve Kelso

Stunts

Jerry Kilber

Props

Cherie King

Assistant Editor

Jerry King

Special Effects

Laura J King

Medic

Mike Kolb

Other

Peter Kolb

Grip

Shelley Komarov

Costume Designer

Turner Layton

Song

Fred M. Lerner

Stunt Coordinator

Jon Lewis

Rigging Gaffer

Eric A. Lewy

Assistant Editor

Carl Sonny Leyland

Song Performer

Carl Sonny Leyland

Song

Clint Lilley

Stunts

Cindy Lindauer

Other

Richard Linklater

Screenplay

Amy Lowrey

Post-Production Supervisor

Sonya Lunsford

Accounting Assistant

Conor Mackey

Apprentice

Mike Maddux

Song

Caitlin Maloney

Casting

James Maloy

Grip

Duane 'dc' Manwiller

Assistant Camera Operator

Paul Mares

Song

Christopher Martin

Props

Pat Martine

Other

Eddie Matthews

Stunts

Regina Mae Matthews

Song Performer

Casey Mcauliffe

Song Performer

James W. Mccormick

Special Effects

Megan K Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Jerry Mcknight

Transportation Coordinator

John Mcleod

Special Effects Coordinator

Dave Mcnair

Music

Dave Mcnair

Music Producer

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Walter Melrose

Song

Steven B. Melton

Property Master

Frank 'pepe' Merel

Rerecording

Scott R Meyers

Set Production Assistant

David Middleton

Researcher

David Middleton

Other

Melanie Miller

Location Casting

Irving Mills

Song

James Mize

Welder

Denise Montgomery

Other

Randy Moore

Art Director

Stephanie Moore

Costumes

Michael Moravek

Production Assistant

Todd S Morris

On-Set Dresser

Jelly Roll Morton

Song

Norman Mull

Stunts

P. K. Munson

Other

Rick Myers

Props

Danny Navarrette

Electrician

Kelly Nelson

Hair Stylist

Lonnie Nelson

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Newton Boys
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Bartlett, Texas, USA; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video August 18, 1998

Released in United States Spring March 27, 1998

Director Linklater incorporated actual videotape interview footage of Willis and Joe Newton as old men.

Project was previously in development at Castle Rock.

Began shooting April 21, 1997.

Completed shooting July 9, 1997.

Detour Filmproduction has a first-look production deal with Castle Rock Entertainment.

Detour Filmproduction is Richard Linklater's Austin-based production company.

Released in United States Spring March 27, 1998

Released in United States on Video August 18, 1998