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Dirty Little Billy (1972)

R | | Western | November 1972 (USA)
A more realistic, based-on-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid.

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Richard Evans ...
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Berle
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Ben Antrim
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Henry McCarty
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Basil Crabtree
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Berle's Customer
Scott Walker ...
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A more realistic, based-on-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid.

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"Dirty Little Billy" is a different kind of movie. It's not about the Billy The Kid you've known and loved. It's about the real William H. Bonney. And the real William H. Bonney was a loser. "Dirty Little Billy" is the end of his legend. See more »

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Billy Kid je bil prostak  »

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Producer Jack L. Warner's last personal production. After he sold Warner Bros. to Seven Arts, he produced two pictures at Columbia, '1776' and 'Dirty Little Billy', before retiring. See more »

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Ben Antrim: All right, Billy. All right. You still haven't answered my question. What do you want to do?
Billy Bonney: Nothin'.
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a great indie film when they were not popular
26 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is not a typical western in that it does not intend to glorify gunfighters. This movie felt like part of a documentary since the sets seemed so realistic and the characters were very credible.

The movie seems to be made with a tight budget, whether that is the fact or not I don't know. I also loved the violent scenes, fights, gun-play and so on.

Even though most western movie fans know the outcome of the life of Billy the Kid, the outcome does not seem predictable the way Michael Pollard plays the character.

I also loved the character of Lee Purcell (Berle), she was amazing and very credible. Though her character displayed a displeasing picture of violence against women she also was able to show the strength and character of the woman in the film (Berle).

I definitely recommend it, if you are tired of seeing those puffed up and testosterone injected westerns we are all used to seeing.


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