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    @jmf552 I thought I saw them unloading all the guns and ammo from the back of Hamer's car just before the ambush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    We watched last night on Netflix. All in all I found it entertaining and historically I would give it a B+ or maybe an A-. It looks like they dressed up a few scenes to make it more entertaining, but overall they got a lot of the history correct - at least so far as we know.

    They pretty much got the guns right - including the rare Colt Monitor, which I believe without looking it up, was a version of the BAR designed for the FBI. Colt only made 125 Monitors and only 24 were sold to law enforcement or other official agencies. Of course, they cut some corners by having Hamer go into a gun store and buy one off the shelf.

    Anyway. The movie is better than a huge number of absolutely garbage "historical dramas" and I think you might enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    @jmf552 I thought I saw them unloading all the guns and ammo from the back of Hamer's car just before the ambush.

    The one gun thing I saw was it seems none of the handguns Hamer bought in the gun store got used.
    @jmf552 was correct, they didn't show the new handguns (in actuality he already owned the .44 Triple Lock and Super.38).
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    Just finished watching "The Highway Men". Wasn't interested in a factual account, just entertainment. It was a good movie, but then I'm a simple man...would watch it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RETSUPT99 View Post
    Just finished watching "The Highway Men". Wasn't interested in a factual account, just entertainment. It was a good movie, but then I'm a simple man...would watch it again.
    Cut out a couple good parts that were in the trailers, but all in all it was pretty good, and it wasn't a documentary anyway
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    My daughter and my money all went to Waco for four years back in the 90's.

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    Shame on me.

    I should have gone.

    I'll catch the movie for sure. I like the guns!
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    I'm watching it now. Kind of funny. The FBI now seem to be as top notch as they were back then!

    (No offence to LionRound. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risasi View Post
    I'm watching it now. Kind of funny. The FBI now seem to be as top notch as they were back then!

    (No offence to LionRound. )
    When this took place, all the Bureau of Investigation (FBI came in 1935) could get them on was transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, bank robbery (or murder, kidnapping etc.) wasn't yet a federal offence.
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    So I read that the roots of the Dixie Mafia were characters like Bonnie and Clyde and Pretty Boy Floyd. Is that the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    You mean that particular pistol is new, correct, not that it was Hamer's actual gun?
    Cause the gun it that picture didn't exist in Hamer's day.
    That was a picture next to the paragraph about the Frank Hamer Jr. interview in the article I got the information from. I stand corrected, so I have no idea what the significance of that gun is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    When this took place, all the Bureau of Investigation (FBI came in 1935) could get them on was transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, bank robbery (or murder, kidnapping etc.) wasn't yet a federal offence.
    Really? How did Hoover get in on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping? Or mebbe that was the deal...he was outside his jurisdiction and horned in on the case to justify the purpose of the FBI?

    I know Hoover's resolve grew out of the anarchy and communist unrest of the 1920's, but I'm a little fuzzy now on the 1930's. Robert Stack and Elliot Ness TV pop culture have poisoned my accurate recollection of the early years...I know he was a real piece of work. One side of me respects his commitment and forward looking vision. The other side of me is thoroughly disgusted with him and I don't think any better of him than Comey!

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    Just finished watching a few minutes ago. Good flick.
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    I watched it last night and again tonight overall a pretty good flick. I liked the fact that Bonnie & Clyde weren't glamorized nor was the ambush. It portrayed Hamer & Gualt as two veteran lawmen doing a dirty dangerous job that had to be done. they weren't in it for fame or fortune more of a call to duty.

    I saw the Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway "Bonnie & Clyde" on my 12th birthday. Thought it was cool. As I grew older and read about the real Captain Hamer I longed for a movie that would set things right. This flick comes real close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risasi View Post
    Really? How did Hoover get in on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping? Or mebbe that was the deal...he was outside his jurisdiction and horned in on the case to justify the purpose of the FBI?
    He offered the Bureau of Investigation's assistance.

    "Hoover contacted the headquarters of the New Jersey State Police at Trenton, New Jersey. He officially informed the organization that the U.S. Department of Justice would afford Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf, (yep, father of "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf) the Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, the assistance and cooperation of the Bureau of Investigation in bringing about the apprehension of the parties responsible for the kidnapping".

    Quote Originally Posted by Risasi View Post
    I know Hoover's resolve grew out of the anarchy and communist unrest of the 1920's, but I'm a little fuzzy now on the 1930's. Robert Stack and Elliot Ness TV pop culture have poisoned my accurate recollection of the early years...I know he was a real piece of work. One side of me respects his commitment and forward looking vision. The other side of me is thoroughly disgusted with him and I don't think any better of him than Comey!
    The 1930s is when Hoover really got the hots to be America's National Police Force, the gangsters provided him the perfect opportunity. Like with Dillinger, the Bureau could not go after Johnny until he broke out of Crown Point, stole Sheriff Lillian Holley's Ford, crossed from Indiana into Chicago and abandoning the car there. Late May/June 1934 is when the Crime Bills passed, making bank robbery, kidnapping certain murders etc., federal crimes. They also used the Mann Act against some of the hoods, before the crime bills of '34. For what it's worth, it was the Indiana State Police that escorted John from Tucson to Indiana, not the G-Men.
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