In 1861, along the Kansas/Missouri border the uglier side of the American Civil war is foreshadowed. The film tells the story of a 16-year-old boy Jake (Maguire) and his friend Jack (Ulrich) who are caught on the front lines.
The two begin a journey that will not only test their moral and political convictions, but threaten their lives. A love triangle is created between the two men and a young widow (Jewel).
The story is based on the novel Woe to Live On by Daniel Woodrell.
This is probably the best Civil War movie.
i didnt think this movie would be all that good, it was just another extra credit assignment for school. i really shouldnt have judged the dvd by the cover, it was really awesome..
"Ride with the Devil" was filmed near my hometown in Northwestern Missouri where the Civil War started. Most non-Missourians would think Missouri is just a midwestern state, but it has a colorful rich history along the Missouri river, it`s called "Little Dixie" because of the southern culture that was the predominant way of life brought there by the Kentucky folk who settled there. Jewel and Tobey Maguire are very true to the real people of Clay County, loosing basing the story on Frank and Jesse James who are from Kearney,MO. The cinematography is lush and acting and directing superb. If you like "OUTLAW JOSEY WALES" you`ll like this. This l