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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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John Arlington
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Doc Lynch
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Lorraine Running Water
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Irene Lily
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Lt. Wiecker (as Douglas McGrath)
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Edgar Lipton
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,708,710 (USA) (15 June 1980)

Gross:

$24,265,659 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie's soundtrack features five songs by prominent American country and western artists such as Steve Dorff, Snuff Garrett and Merle Haggard. See more »

Goofs

When Bronco Billy meets with the sheriff alongside the road you can see a microphone rise up next to Billy's car, parked behind him.Then you see it lowering slowly down next to the car. See more »

Quotes

Antoinette Lilly: What are you going to do?
Bronco Billy McCoy: I do the thinking around here.
Antoinette Lilly: I hadn't noticed.
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Featured in Clint Eastwood: Director (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Bronco Billy
Written by Milton Brown (as M. Brown), Steve Dorff (as S. Dorff) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Ronnie Milsap
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Extremely funny and sympathetic Eastwood-classic
7 June 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

What can I say about "Bronco Billy" expect that its truly one of Clint Eastwood's most sympathetic projects ever and a beautiful picture full of laughs and positive feelings. Between more violent movies Clint made a habit of appearing in a nice and jovial motion pictures ("Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", "Every which way but loose", "Any which way you can", "Honkytonk man", "Pink Cadillac") and it can't get much nicer than "Bronco Billy". Lovable story practically charms everybody and Clint is making incredibly amusing parody of his western characters. "Bronco Billy" is also one of the six films where Sondra Locke co-starred with Clint and this is certainly her finest performances beside him. Eastwood has always mentioned "Bronco Billy" as one of the personal favorites of his career and I see no reason to wonder why. This film just simply makes you feel good.


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