"Lawless" movie quotes follow the true life story of the Bondurant brothers who battle corrupt lawmen and each other during the Prohibition Era in Virginia. Based on the novel "The Wettest County in the World" written by Matt Bondurant about his grandfather and granduncles, "Lawless" tells the story of "when the law becomes corrupt, outlaws become the heroes."
Like many in that time, the Bondurant brothers, Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke), start their own bootlegging business to create whiskey during prohibition. Jack soon gets the taste for cash and begins working with a gangster, Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman), to sell their high quality liquor for a profit. This doesn't sit too well with the other brothers, who were not exactly consulted about the decision.
This all goes by the wayside though when the local law decides they want a cut of all the money the brothers are making from their illegal operation. Sheriff Hodges (Bill Camp) learns that taking on the Bondurants isn't going to be easy so he calls for the help of Special Agent Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce). As the two sides battle, the brothers fight to keep their relationships with each other and their romantic interests (Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska), from falling apart.