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'Public Enemies' picks up plot after Kansas City massacre

Sunday, July 12, 2009 | 4:46 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City doesn't get any face time in the new movie "Public Enemies," despite the city's 1933 massacre that set off some of the action.

The Universal Pictures release features John Dillinger, played by Johnny Depp, and several other criminals evading FBI agents.

The movie is based on a 2004 book by Bryan Burrough, who writes about an 18-month period of violent events that began with the June 17, 1933, massacre outside Kansas City's Union Station.

Four law enforcement officers were killed.

The attack involved Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd and several others trying to free a federal prisoner.

The movie includes scenes where Floyd is being pursued by the FBI.

 


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