The Long Riders


In September of 1979 the movie "The Long Riders" was filmed in Parrott.  The film tells the story of Jesse James and his outlaw gang and features four sets of actor brothers who played brothers in the movie: Randy and Dennis Quaid (the Millers); David, Keith, and Robert Carradine (the Youngers); James and Stacy Keach (the Jameses); and Nicholas and Christopher Guest (the Fords).  The streets were covered in dirt and the downtown area was transformed to resemble the western Missouri plains.  The movie was released at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980, where it was nominated for the most prestigious Cannes award, the Golden Palm.  It lost to "All that Jazz," but won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music.