Heavy rain anchors a heavy scene in “The Highwaymen,” a look at the Bonnie and Clyde story from the perspective of the lawmakers hunting them down. Kevin Costner plays Frank Hamer and Woody Harrelson plays Maney Gault, two former Texas Rangers brought out of retirement to chase the notorious criminals. Here, the two come across the body of a murdered convict they had paroled to help them in their search. The director John Lee Hancock staged the scene on a rainy night (using rain machines) and captured the characters mostly in silhouette to visually reflect the toll this work takes on them.
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