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Bronco Billy (1980)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 June 1980 (USA)
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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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Edgar Lipton
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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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Bronco Billy, o Aventureiro  »

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This was Clint Eastwood's first film since Kelly's Heroes (1970) not to be produced by The Malpaso Company. At the time, divorce proceedings between Eastwood and Maggie Johnson were under way so the profits would have had to be shared with Maggie. Instead his Malpaso comrade Robert Daley set up Second Street Films to produce the movie. See more »

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a memorable, post-existential film about illusions, reality and the bonds between lost souls
21 March 2004 | by (So. Cal.) – See all my reviews

This film is not about Eastwood doing the stock 70's Eastwood, it is not about Sandra Locke, or about any other person's performance. The people in this film are lost, both in the social space of a world they cannot live in and in time. They lack most of the usual human equipment, like faith and hope (see Thomas McGuane's 'Panama'). But they blunder on, as much by default as by will, in the illusory world of Bronco Billy's road show and guided by Billy's real values, with each other. Like most of Eastwood's films, Bronco Billy is built around a story, but in this story how it comes out is not important, it is how Billy and this cast of lost souls get there. And the film has one the greatest lines in cinema history: The one Bronco Billy used to tell Antoinette what happened to his wife.


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