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Joseph L. McEveety (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
5 July 1978 (USA) See more »
A Blazing Saga Of Hot Lead and Cold Feet
This saga of the old west involves twin brothers who compete for possession of a rickety cow town founded by their father while a crooked mayor tries to put an end to the competitors so he can inherit the town himself. | Add synopsis »
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Jim Dale ... Eli / Wild Billy / Jasper Bloodshy

Karen Valentine ... Jenny

Don Knotts ... Denver Kid

Jack Elam ... Rattlesnake

Darren McGavin ... Mayor Ragsdale

John Williams ... Mansfield
Warren Vanders ... Boss Snead
Debbie Lytton ... Roxanne
Michael Sharrett ... Marcus
David S. Cass Sr. ... Jack (as Dave Cass)
Richard Wright ... Pete

Don 'Red' Barry ... Bartender

James Van Patten ... Jake (as Jimmy Van Patten)
Gregg Palmer ... Jeff
Ed Bakey ... Joshua
John Steadman ... Old Codger
Eric Server ... Cowboy 1

Paul Lukather ... Cowboy 2
Hap Lawrence ... Cowboy 3
Robert Rothwell ... Cowboy 4
Terry Nichols ... Prisoner

Dal McKennon ... Saloon Man 1 (as Dallas McKennon)
Stanley Clements ... Saloon Man 2
Don Brodie ... Saloon Man 3
Warde Donovan ... Saloon Man 4
Ron Honthaner ... Saloon Man 5
Norland Benson ... Farmer 1

Jack Bender ... Farmer 3
Jim Whitecloud ... Indian Chief
Brad Weston ... Indian
Russ Fast ... Official 2
Mike Howden ... Official 3
Art Burke ... Official 4
James Michaelford ... Dead-Eye

Directed by
Robert Butler 
Writing credits
Joseph L. McEveety (screenplay) (as Joe McEveety) and
Arthur Alsberg (screenplay) &
Don Nelson (screenplay)

Rod Piffath (story)

Produced by
Kevin Corcoran .... associate producer
Christopher Hibler .... co-producer
Ron Miller .... producer
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
Film Editing by
Ray de Leuw 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Frank T. Smith 
Set Decoration by
Frank R. McKelvy 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky 
Makeup Department
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
Paul Nichols .... unit production manager (as Paul 'Tiny' Nichols)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Nichols .... assistant director (as Paul 'Tiny' Nichols)
Jerram A. Swartz .... second assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)
Art Department
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Greg Valtierra .... sound mixer (as Gregory Valtierra)
Special Effects by
Hal Bigger .... special effects
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Billy Lee .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... special effects crew (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Bill Burton)
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Jean Coulter .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunts (as David Ellis)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Donna Hall .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Hugh Hooker .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts
Gage Nelson .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
Dave Rodgers .... stunts
Fred Waugh .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Hot Lead & Cold Feet" - USA (poster title)
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90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Australia:G | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | Iceland:L | Norway:12 | USA:G (certificate. 25185)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The name of the long-distance obstacle course was "The Bloody Bloodshy Trail".See more »
Plot holes: The kids take the pistols from the Sheriff, but later Jenny finds them and sends them off. She is left to unload a shotgun, yet the kids never stole a shotgun.See more »
Eli Bloodshy:[singing] Something good is bound to happen when love is in your heart/For love and human kindness is where good things always start/There's goodness in your neighbor/There's goodness close at hand/Oh let's spread love and kindness throughout all this blessed land!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
May the Best Man WinSee more »


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Wacky but fun, 6 April 2014
Author: jre-5 from United States

Much of the movie is not very realistic, some of it's rather crazy, especially the constant shooting, fighting and destruction. They are constantly shooting, but not hitting each other. They're also constantly getting knocked out or injured, but are completely normal again shortly after wards. But it's entertaining and a lot of fun, they must have gone through a lot of work and money to achieve all this. The acting is pretty good, and rather funny. It's impressive that Jim Dale played 3 separate roles, you can't tell that it's him when he plays the old man.

It's great comedy, and while it's not very realistic, there are some good lessons with it. I like the unity and fearlessness of the children, and that helping Eli is all that matters to them. It kind of gives a sense that helping others is much more important than money.

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