Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It’s there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. Written by garykmcd
|Tagline:||America’s Most Wanted.|
|Cast:||Adam Mucci, Bill Camp, Billy Crudup, Branka Katić, Carey Mulligan, Casey Siemaszko, Channing Tatum, Christian Bale, Christian Stolte, David Wenham, Diana Krall, Domenick Lombardozzi, Don Frye, Elena Kenney, Emilie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi, James Russo, Jason Clarke, Jeff Shannon, John Hoogenakker, John Judd, John Kishline, John Michael Bolger, John Ortiz, John Scherp, Johnny Depp, Jonathan Macchi, Kurt Naebig, Leelee Sobieski, Lili Taylor, Madison Dirks, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sassone, Michael Vieau, Peter DeFaria, Randy Ryan, Rebecca Spence, Richard Short, Rick Uecker, Robyn LeAnn Scott, Rory Cochrane, Shanyn Leigh, Shawn Hatosy, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Graham, Stephen Lang, Stephen Spencer, Wesley Walker, William Nero Jr.|
|Director:||Alicia Accardo, Mark Blecha, Mary Tallman, Michael Mann|