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Bronco Billy (1980)

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

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Cast

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John Arlington
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Doc Lynch
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Lefty LeBow
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Leonard James
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Chief Big Eagle
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Lorraine Running Water
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Sheriff Dix
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Dr. Canterbury
Beverlee McKinsey ...
Irene Lily
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Lt. Wiecker (as Douglas McGrath)
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Station Mechanic
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Edgar Lipton
Pam Abbas ...
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Storyline

Bronco Billy McCoy is the proud owner of a small traveling Wild West show. But the business isn't doing too well: for the past six months he hasn't paid his employees. At a gas station he picks up Antoinette, a stuck-up blonde from a rich family, who was left behind without a penny by her husband on their wedding night. Billy likes her looks and hires her as his assistant. She seems to bring them bad luck and the business gets even worse. In these hard times she loses her reluctance and starts to like her new way of life... and Bronco Billy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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11 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bronco Billy, o Aventureiro  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the traveling circus was "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show". See more »

Goofs

The camera and camera crew can be clearly seen in one shot during the bar brawl. See more »

Quotes

Lorraine Running Water: Do you understand what Bronco Billy and the wild west show are all about? You can be anything you want. All you have to do is go out and become it!
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Featured in Eastwood on Eastwood (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Misery and Gin
Written by John Durrill (as J. Durrill) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Merle Haggard
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One Of Clint's Most Under-Rated Films
7 November 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

After "Every Which Way But Loose" and its sequel, "Any Which Way You can" became HUGE boxoffice hits, it was something of a surprise that audiences shunned this film, which contains alot of the same elements (minus the monkey), but is just a tad more mature and serious in terms of story and character development. It's an admittedly corny but charming semi-western comedy that has Eastwood leading a ragtag "wild west show" across the country, playing at various county fairs, churches and orphanages. A snooty, spoiled, runaway heiress hooks up with the troupe, causing all kinds of complications. Eastwood directs with a sure hand; the film is rather leisurely paced, but has warm, rustic charm that's very likeable and the movie is worth discovering on video and DVD now. Fine family entertainment.


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