On a chilly Missouri day in 1932, ten lawmen and
one civilian set off to apprehend two local bandits at a nearby
farmhouse. Although trouble was not expected, the result was the
deadliest gunfight in the history of American law enforcement...
A true story......
1932, The record for the most lawmen shot dead in the history of the US.
10 cops in Springfield Missouri went to arrest 2 country boys 25 and 30
years old, known as the Young brothers, living outside the city on a
farm. The boys, Harry and Jennings had been on the run for the murder
of a town marshall 3 years earlier. The Sheriff Marcell Hendrix had
been neighbors with the fugitive’s family and late father in particular
and had watched the boys grow up so they didn't expect any trouble, as
a consequence they showed up with nothing but the sixguns on their
belts. In spite of the fact that the boys were well known for their
marksmanship as they had carried rifles since they were kids and
typically won the majority of the shooting contest in the area. And
this was a common pass-time in the day.
The farm was on a large open piece of land with a scattering of trees
around a farmhouse. The lawmen parked a good distance away from the
house so the Young brothers wouldn't hear their cars. Their only
concern was the brothers would escape out the back door. So the lawmen
walked up and knocked on the door. When their knocks, went unanswered
the sheriff and his deputy pushed in the kitchen door and the brothers
opened up with 2 blasts from a shotgun, killing one and horrifically
injuring the other by blowing his face off, an injury so horrific, his
face and eyes all hung from his chin. The rest of the lawmen ran for
the trees, where they were trapped and sitting ducks, one brother
systematically blasted at the trees, when a man would peek to see if
the coast was clear to run, the other picked him off with a rifle ....
of the 10 lawmen 6 were killed and the rest were wounded, the 4
survivors lived to tell the story..... While being interviewed the
mother stated that she wanted them to kill themselves. A national
manhunt ensued, they were cornered in Houston Texas 3 days later, where
they shot each other in a bathroom, the dying words from one of the
brothers was "Come on in We're Dead" Hence the name of the film.