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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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Charle Nile
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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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Ed Lauter's film debut. See more »

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Goldie: I got a deal here! Honor the deal!
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Superb and strange version with M.J. Pollard!
13 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This realistic and harsh re-telling of the Billy the Kid myth is definitely worth anyone's time. Pollard is perfect as a none-too-bright Western punk who unfortunately became infamous. It stars the beautiful Lee Purcell and Gary Busey in a supporting role. Arthur Penn's Left-Handed Gun was very good and this is the second best version of that often-botched story of this kid.

Great and grungy cinematography, true-to-life costume design, interesting soundtrack and authentic western types in a downbeat, almost Cassavetes-like version of the tale. A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Michael J. Pollard. If you can find it, check this moody piece of Western Americana. One of Pollard's best films!


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