The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  13 July 1979 (USA)
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A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Bieri ...
Mr. Jones
Darryl Diggs (as George Ralph DiCenzo)
Leo Fuchs ...
Chief Rabbi
Matt Diggs
Jack Somack ...
Samuel Bender
Sarah Mindl (as Beege Barkett)
Walter Janovitz ...
Old Amish Man (as Walter Janowitz)
Joe Kapp ...
Mr. Ping
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Mr. Daniels (as Cliff Pellow)


A rabbi from Poland goes to America to lead a Jewish community. When he arrives in America he is hijacked and has to work his way across the country. On the way he meets up with a bank robber and they form a friendship, have many (mis)adventures including being captured by Indians. Written by Deirdre Dear

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The greatest cowboy ever to ride into the Wild West. From Poland. See more »


Comedy | Western


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13 July 1979 (USA)  »

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No Knife  »

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Did You Know?


"The Frisco Kid" wasn't the first time this title was used. There was another western made in 1935, Frisco Kid (1935), but this film was not a remake of that one. See more »


When Avram and Tommy are "running" from the posse, Avram waits to get on the horse until the sun goes below the mountain, yet when the pair begins to ride away, they and their horses cast full shadows as if exposed to sunlight. See more »


[repeated line]
Avram: Go, horsie!
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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: ¡...con Phineas & Ferb! (2011) See more »


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Composed by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
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I love it....In any language
2 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the best "feel-good" movies I have ever seen. I once heard Gene Wilder say that he got the Rabbi's accent from his grandfather, and I can believe it!

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were channel surfing in the middle of the night, and came across the movie, dubbed in Spanish. We ended up staying awake until the wee hours of the morning, just to watch this gem.

A gentle film, not afraid to show a love of religion and of friendship, I wish that more movies were like this.

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