Riding with the devil

Ride with the Devil (original title English :  Ride with the Devil ) is an American film drama about the American Civil War , made in 1999 by Ang Lee , based on the novel byDaniel Woodrell .


During the Civil War, pro-Southern fighters operating as isolated commandos, the Bushwhackers , engage in guerrilla warfare on the side roads. Along the border between Kansas and Missouri, Jake Roedel, son of a poor German immigrant, and his childhood friend Jack Bull Chiles, son of a planter, join the ranks of this band of out-of-the-country law that scour the region. Together, they learn very quickly to become experienced men-at-arms and accomplished horsemen. They attack in raids the soldiers of the Union Union and their sympathizers. To face the harsh winter ahead, the Bushwhackersmust disperse and find shelter. Several members find refuge in a trench on a hillside. But the reality of the war catches them and shatters the small group.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Ride with the Devil
  • Quebec title: Riding with the devil
  • Director: Ang Lee
  • Scenario: James Schamus
  • Photography: Frederick Elmes
  • Editing: Tim Squyres
  • Music: Mychael Danna
  • Production: James Schamus
  • Budget: $ 38,000,000
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Distribution: Universal Studios and Focus Features
  • Genre: Western , Drama
  • Duration: 138 minutes
  • Production year: 1999
  • Release in France: May 2001


  • Tobey Maguire (VF: Damien Witecka ) : Jake Roedel
  • Skeet Ulrich (VF: Damien Boisseau ) : Jack Bull Chiles
  • James Caviezel (VF: Boris Rehlinger ) : Captain Black John
  • Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (VF: Olivier Jankovic) : Pitt Mackeson
  • Simon Baker (VF: David Krüger ) : George Clyde
  • Jeffrey Wright (VF: Gerard Darier ) : Daniel Holt
  • Jewel Kilcher (VF: Nathalie Bienaimé ) : Sue Lee Shelley
  • Jonathan Brandis (VF: Fabrice Josso ) : Wyatt Cellar
  • Tom Guiry : Riley Crawford
  • Matthew Faber (VF: Philippe Valmont ) : Turner Rawls
  • Stephen Mailer (VF: Mathias Casartelli ) : Babe Hudspeth
  • Zach Grenier : Mr. Evans
  • John Ales (Version: Jean-Pierre Michaël ) : Quantrill
  • Tom Wilkinson (VF: George Claisse ) : Orton Brown
  • Margo Martindale : Wilma Brown
  • Mark Ruffalo : Alf Bowden
  • Jay Thorson (VF: Jerome Keen ) : Ted
  • Don Shanks (VF: Antoine Tomé ) : George
  • David Rees Snell (VF: Joel Zaffarano ) : the first poker player
  • James Urbaniak (VF: Jérôme Keen ) : the second poker player
SourceFrench version (VF) on RS Dubbing and according to the box of the French dubbing on the DVD zone 2 .

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