This miniseries from cable's History Channel travels back to the second half of the 19th century for an epic-length, dramatic evocation of one of history's most famous and vitriolic feuds. A conflict that first erupted in 1863 and spanned a whopping 28 years, the Hatfield-McCoy War began simply, with two Confederate soldiers, Randall McCoy (here played by Bill Paxton) and 'Devil' Anse Hatfield (here played by Kevin Costner) returning home after many months of battle in the U.S. Civil War. Initially, the future appears bright to both men, but a misunderstanding soon erupts that leads straight to a tragic murder, and an illicit love affair further complicates the situation. In time, minor clashes and disagreements blow up into a local civil war, as neighbors and friends take sides. Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld, Fandango) directs.~Nathan Southern
The Making of Hatfields & McCoys
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This is a History Channel production and an elaborate one. I didn't know all the details of the rivalry and it's a lesson in letting go of grudges before they ruin your life and family. Very well done with stellar performances from Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton with lots of great supporting roles as well. Not to be missed.
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I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great old movie
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Happy to have this old story in our film library. Wonderful to view on a rainy day
I heard this story often growing up in Ohio, about 2 hillbilly families who carried on a feud for generations. I was never sure if it was true, now I know it was. This tells that story including all the hatred, hostilities and bloodshed between the 2 clans following the end of the Civil War. The movie is rich with history, drama, and romance- entertainment for everyone. I think it stayed as true as possible to what is known about these families with excellent storytelling and even better acting.