Public Enemies

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No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone-from his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had... read more
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No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone-from his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang, later including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi), thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw's capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Purvis, the dashing Clark Gable of the FBI.'' However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis' men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals, from the infamous 'Lady in Red' to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti, were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.

Original Release

07/01/2009

US Release

07/01/2009

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Cast

Christian Bale Melvin Purvis
Johnny Depp John Dillinger
Billy Crudup J. Edgar Hoover
Giovanni Ribisi Alvin Karpis
Marion Cotillard Billie Frechette
Channing Tatum Pretty Boy Floyd
Emilie de Ravin Barbara Patzke (as Emilie De Ravin)
Leelee Sobieski Polly Hamilton
Domenick Lombardozzi Gilbert Catena
Stephen Lang Charles Winstead
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Mann

Writers

Michael Mann, Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman, Bryan Burrough

Cast

Christian Bale Melvin Purvis
Johnny Depp John Dillinger
Billy Crudup J. Edgar Hoover
Giovanni Ribisi Alvin Karpis
Marion Cotillard Billie Frechette
Channing Tatum Pretty Boy Floyd
Emilie de Ravin Barbara Patzke (as Emilie De Ravin)
Leelee Sobieski Polly Hamilton
Domenick Lombardozzi Gilbert Catena
Stephen Lang Charles Winstead
Carey Mulligan Carol Slayman
James Russo Walter Dietrich
David Wenham Harry 'Pete' Pierpont
Christian Stolte Charles Makley
Jason Clarke 'Red' Hamilton
John Judd Turnkey
Stephen Dorff Homer Van Meter
Michael Vieau Ed Shouse
John Kishline Guard Dainard
Wesley Walker Jim Leslie

Producers

G. Mac Brown Executive Producer
Robert De Niro Executive Producer
Jane Rosenthal Executive Producer
Kevin Misher Producer
Michael Mann Producer
Bryan H. Carroll Producer
Gusmano Cesaretti Producer
Kevin De La Noy Producer
Maria Norman Producer

Editors

Jeffrey Ford, Paul Rubell

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