The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Directed by Clint Eastwood Presented by Terry Meehan
Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) is a Missouri farmer who fought on the side of the South during the Civil War. As the conflict comes to an end, his family is murdered by a band of pro-Union renegades, called Jayhawkers. When he and his unit are offered amnesty if they surrender, everyone but Wales turns in their guns to the union troops. But are they really union troops? What follows is a battle much nastier than any fought during the actual war. Wales escapes and begins to search for the men who killed his family and fellow soldiers. Terry Meehan concludes his series on Revisionist Westerns of the 1970s, introducing each film with an original video, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.