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Public Enemies (1996 film)

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Director  Mark L. Lester
Producer  Mark L. Lester
Writer  C. Courtney Joyner
3.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language  English
Public Enemies (1996 film) movie poster

Release date  November 1996 (1996-11)
Genres  Drama, Thriller, Biographical film, Crime Fiction
Cast  Theresa Russell (Kate Barker), Eric Roberts (Arthur Dunlop), Alyssa Milano (Amaryllis), Frank Stallone (Alvin Karpis), Leah Best (Kate Clarke), Chip Heller (Mr. Clarke)
Similar movies  Cradle 2 the Grave, Small Time Crooks, Killing Zoe, Dogville, Wild at Heart, Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II
Tagline  No one could stop them.

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Public Enemies is a 1996 film directed by Mark L. Lester. The movie, which centers on the 1930s figure Ma Barker and her criminal sons, was filmed in Guthrie, Oklahoma.


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Sexually abused by her brothers, Kate Barker runs away to become involved in bootlegging. She marries decent George Barker and gives birth to four sons, Herman, Arthur ("Doc"), Lloyd and Freddie. However, when George's law-abiding ways fail to provide for the family, "Ma" encourages her sons to commit crimes. Soon they become notorious criminals. FBI leader, J Edgar Hoover puts agent Melvin Purvis on the case. Meanwhile Alvin Karpis joins the gang. An attempted robbery leaves one Barker son, Herman, dead, and another Freddie, captured. Arthur Dunlop, a corrupt prison guard, helps Freddie escape and becomes Ma's lover. Dunlop plans a kidnapping that will net them $100,000, but it nearly goes wrong because of his incompetence. The gang kill him. They also kill another incompetent associate, a mob-doctor who messes up an attempt at plastic surgery. By this time Purvis is onto them. Lloyd and Arthur are arrested in Chicago, and Ma and Freddie are killed in a shootout in Florida.


  • Theresa Russell - Ma Barker
  • Eric Roberts - Arthur Dunlop
  • Alyssa Milano - Amaryllis
  • James Marsden - Doc Barker
  • Richard Eden - George Barker
  • Joe Dain - Lloyd Barker
  • Gavin Harrison - Freddie Barker
  • Joseph Lindsey - Herman Barker
  • Brian Peck - J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dan Cortese - Melvin Purvis
  • Grant Cramer - Samuel P. Cowley
  • Frank Stallone - Alvin Karpis
  • Rex Linn - Al Spencer
  • Leah Best - Young Ma Barker
  • References

    Public Enemies (1996 film) Wikipedia
    Public Enemies (1996 film) IMDb Public Enemies (1996 film)