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Kid Blue (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Western | May 1973 (USA)
At the turn of the century, with the Old West fading away, Texas train robber Kid Blue goes straight and takes a factory job but old habits die hard.

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Cast

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Bickford Waner
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Reese Ford
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Preacher Bob
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Sheriff 'Mean John' Simpson
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Molly Ford
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Janet Conforto
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Drummer
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Mr. Hendricks
José Torvay ...
Old Coyote (as Jose Torvay)
Mary Jackson ...
Mrs. Evans
Jay Varela ...
Mendoza
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Tough Guy (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
Warren Finnerty ...
Wills
Owen Orr ...
Train Robber #1
Richard Rust ...
Train Robber #2
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Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He's befriended by Reese Ford and his wife Molly, but before long Molly has seduced Bickford. Only with the arrival of Bickford's former girlfriend Janet Conforto is it revealed that Bickford is actually the notorious train robber Kid Blue. Humiliated by a scandal arising from his affair with his friend's wife, Bickford gives up on going straight and plots a crime. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A funny thing happened to Kid Blue on the way to the robbery. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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PG | See all certifications »
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May 1973 (USA)  »

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Dime Box  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Hopper was actually 36 in real life. See more »

Quotes

Reese Ford: Money don't make no difference. You can live a whole beautiful life inside your head. A lot of these folks, they can't do that.
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This movie made me smile
13 September 2005 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

The first half of this seemed kind of slow to me and a couple of times I only watched about 10 minutes of it when it came on IFC, telling myself I'd rather watch it all the way through from the beginning.

I was glad I did. Bickner (Hopper) is a godless, but sincere former outlaw trying to live a straight life under tough conditions and a mean sheriff in a small town where the factory turned out to be his only hope for work.

Though I thought it a bit slow at first, about halfway through, I found I was into it and the ending actually made me smile.

My favorite line is easily Hopper's when he tells Warren Oates, "A man's gotta kill his own snakes.", which I found to have meaning on multiple levels.


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