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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
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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 ...
Mother Superior
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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)  »

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Bronco Billy, o Aventureiro  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The picture grossed around five times its budget cost at the box-office. Though, Clint Eastwood considered this take insufficient. 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

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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Connections

Referenced in Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Bayou Lullaby
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Penny De Haven
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A minor classic
1 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Here's a picture that works beautifully on several levels, including the philosophical (I kid you not). Approach it as a lighthearted caper, and you will be entertained. If you enjoy whimsy with a trace of fantasy, it will not disappoint you. How about a picture questioning the nature of reality, in which characters challenge and re-shape the identities that life seems to have foisted upon them? There are not many movies with such powerful ambitions, and fewer still that develop them in an oblique, yet perfectly comprehensible, manner. There is nothing the least bit heavy handed about this film; quite the opposite. Enter the special world it creates, and you will be rewarded both emotionally and intellectually.

(See what I mean? Now make sure you haven't missed "Finding Graceland" and "Pennies From Heaven.")


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