Original Release: April 2, 1999 (UK)
Directed by: Jake Scott
Written by: Selwyn Roberts, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Charles McKeown
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Rupert Harvey, Gary Oldman
Running Time: 93 minutes
Box Office: £2,757,485 (UK)
After meeting in prison in the wake of a botched grave robbery, two strangers from different echelons of English society - scheming lowlife William Plunkett (Robert Carlyle) and gentleman-debtor Capt.
James Macleane (Jonny Lee Miller) -- decide to join forces. The two become highwaymen and set out to steal their way to a life of leisure. But, as their infamy increases, Macleane falls for the beautiful Lady Rebecca (Liv Tyler), and begins to wonder if he should go straight.
Jonny Lee Miller (Captain James Macleane), Liv Tyler (Lady Rebecca Gibson) Ken Stott (Thief Taker General Chance), Alan Cumming (Lord Rochester), Michael Gambon (Lord Gibson), Tommy Flanagan (Eddie), David Walliams (Viscount Bilston), Matt Lucas (Sir Oswald), Ben Miller (Dixon), Stephen Walters (Dennis), Alexander Armstrong (Winterburn), Noel Fielding (Brothel Gent), Nicholas Farrell (M.P.s Secretary), Iain Robertson (Rob), Claire Rushbrook (Lady Estelle), Tom Ward (an MP)
- London, England, UK
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Robert Carlyle and Johnny Lee Miller have worked together before. They both starred in the cult classic Trainspotting (1996) and later came to work together again in T2 Trainspotting (2017).
- The characters are loosely based on two genuine highwaymen of the eighteenth century, James MacLaine and William Plunkett
- Karel Augusta (Hangman) died during production.
Plunkett: Surrender’s for wankers!
Plunkett: See, I'm talking "BIG".
Macleane: You forget something. I have morals.
Plunkett: Oh, do you?
Macleane: Most certainly, yes I do.
Macleane: How big?
Macleane: What rhymes with Rebecca?
Plunkett: Pecker. How's your old, uh...?
Macleane: Ah. Much better. Thank you.
Macleane: Yes. You know, I think it's actually got bigger, if you can imagine such a thing.
Plunkett: I'd rather not.
Chance: Does that hurt?
Plunkett: Only when I laugh.
Rich Prisoner: Care to express an opinion, sir?
Plunkett: Yeah. You've got more money than brains.
Macleane: Sure took your time.
Plunkett: Weren't sure you were worth it.