Director/star Clint Eastwood and co-screenwriter Phil Kaufman add another dimension to Eastwood's classic insular western hero, as a Missouri farmer enlists in the Confederate army to better pursue the renegade soldiers responsible for his family's murder. And during a trek to Mexico with an aged Cherokee Indian (Chief Dan George), comes to the aid of a number of people in need of help. Co-stars Bill McKinney, John Vernon, and Sondra Locke. 136 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer; 32-page book.
DIGIBOOK. As the Outlaw Josey Wales, five-time Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood is ideally cast as a hard-hitting, fast-drawing loner, recalling his Man with No Name from his European Westerns. But unlike that other mythic outlaw, Josey Wales has a name and a heart. After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is on the lam, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts (including Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George) is drawn to him - and Wales can't leave his motley surrogate family unprotected. Eastwood's skills behind and in front of the camera connected with audiences for it's humor and tenderness as well as it's hair-trigger action.