Ride with the Devil

  • Ride with the Devil - Die Teufelsreiter (German title)
Feature Film | 1999 | Drama, Romance, War, Western | USA

Main data

DirectorAng Lee
Written byJames Schamus
ProductionGood Machine [us]

Project data

Length of movie138 min

    Brief synopsis

    Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the Bushwhackers, irregulars loyal to the South. One is a Black man, Daniel Holt, beholden to the man who bought his freedom. They skirmish then spend long hours hiding. Sue Lee, a young widow, brings them food. She and Jack Bull become lovers, and when he's grievously wounded, Jake escorts her south to a safe farm. The Bushwhackers, led by men set on revenge, make a raid into Kansas. At 19, Jake is ill at ease with war. As his friends die one after another, he must decide where honor lies.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Tobey MaguireJake Roedel [L]
    Jewel KilcherSue Lee Shelley [L]
    Mark RuffaloAlf Bowden [L]
    Skeet UlrichJack Bull Chiles [L]
    Tom WilkinsonOrton Brown [L]
    Jeffrey WrightDaniel Holt [L]
    Jeremy W. AumanGuard [SR]
    Margo MartindaleWilma Brown [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyFrederick Elmes
    Director's DepartmentdirectorAng Lee
    Director's Departmentdirector (dubbing) Erik Paulsen
    EditingeditorTim Squyres
    ScreenplayscreenwriterJames Schamus
    Screenplaydubbing script writer Erik Paulsen

    Production companies

    Good Machine [us]


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 04.01.2001