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Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried... See full summary »
A group of naive boys find that life as desperadoes in the west is more serious that they understood when they embark on abortive careers in bushwhacking. Violence, betrayal, sombre colours and a Beckettsian whimsy mark this ironic western. Written by
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The classic rock band Bad Company named itself after this film. When Paul Rodgers (ex-Free) formed a band with Mick Ralphs (ex Mott the Hoople) in 1973, the first public warm up gigs were in Germany. Just prior to the gig they saw the film. When asked what the band was called, they remembered the poster, and adopted the name. See more »
The Marshall asks Big Joe if he knew Curly Bill Brocius in '53, implying Curly Bill was already an outlaw in 1853. Curly Bill Brocius was 8 years old in 1853. See more »
[Trying to restrain Drew]
You may not look like much, but you're a real tiger, ain't yuh?
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This is one of the most perfect Westerns I have ever seen.All the situations are realistic.The actors are well-cast and nobody turns in a bad performance.Harvey Schmidt's piano score is the perfect complement to Gordon Willis' photography.Perennial bad-guy Geoffrey Lewis has one the funniest and most realistic dying words that have ever been put on screen.I can't find anything bad to say about this film.If you're a fan of Westerns,coming-of-age films,slice-of-life movies or buddy flicks this sleeper should not be missed.It has elements of all these different genres all wrapped up in one beautifully made movie.
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