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Bronco Billy (1980) Poster

(1980)

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A night-shift guard in the insane asylum segment is whistling the tune from Every Which Way But Loose (1978), an earlier film which also featured Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, Dan Vadis, Walter Barnes and Sondra Locke.
In a French interview, Clint Eastwood) said of this movie, "It was an old-fashioned theme, probably too old fashioned since the film didn't do as well as we hoped. But if, as a film director, I ever wanted to say something, you'll find it in Bronco Billy".
This was the final film project for Eugène Lourié.
Of his own films that he has made, this movie is one of Clint Eastwood's personal favorites.
Scatman Crothers stated that his role as Doc Lynch was his second favorite after his role in The King of Marvin Gardens (1972).
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.
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The Museum of Modern Art in New York invited Clint Eastwood to present his film at a special screening, essentially marking the acceptance of him as an American film-maker of note.
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The name of the traveling circus was "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show".
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The production shoot for this movie ran for less than six weeks and was completed around two to four weeks ahead of schedule.
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The movie was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award, for the Worst Actress Razzie for Sondra Locke.
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Clint Eastwood has said that principal photography on this picture was one of the most affable shoots of his film career.
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The actual full name of the Bronco Billy character played by Clint Eastwood was Bronco Billy McCoy.
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Both uncredited, the movie featured two of Clint Eastwood's children, Kyle Eastwood and Alison Eastwood.
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Debut feature film of Alison Eastwood.
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The movie was shot during the fall season of 1979.
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One of a fair number of Clint Eastwood movies featuring actor Geoffrey Lewis.
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The picture was shot on a very low-budget compared to other movies made by Clint Eastwood.
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The picture at the box-office grossed around five times its cost budget. Clint Eastwood though considered this take insufficient.
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A retrospective season of Clint Eastwood movies in 1980 by the Museum of Modern Art in New York had this film selected as its closing night film.
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The movie's soundtrack features five songs by prominent American country and western artists such as Steve Dorff, Snuff Garrett and Merle Haggard.
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The picture was shot entirely on location in three American states: Idaho, Oregon and New York.
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In the film and included on the soundtrack, Clint Eastwood s sings a duet with American country and Western singer Merle Haggard, entitled "Barroom Buddies".
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The seventh movie directed by Clint Eastwood.
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One of two 1980 movies with Clint Eastwood released in that year. Bronco Billy (1980) was a box-office flop whereas Any Which Way You Can (1980) was a box-office hit.
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The fourth of six movies made by real-life couple Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke.
One of a mini Hollywood cycle of studio pictures involving modern country and western/rodeo characters made around 1979/80. The others were Urban Cowboy (1980) and The Electric Horseman (1979).
Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke came on board the production after receiving the film's screenplay.
In real life, Gilbert M. Anderson, nicknamed "Broncho Billy", has been attributed as being the first ever movie star of the Western film genre. "Broncho Billy" lived between March 21st 1880 and January 20th 1971. In the film industry, "Broncho Billy" was an actor, writer, producer, and director.
The slogan or catchphrase describing Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood) was "the fastest gun in the West".
The nick name / stage name of Antoinette Lily (Sondra Locke) was "Miss Lily".
Second and final of two Clint Eastwood films co-starring actor Sam Bottoms. The first had been The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976).
Clint Eastwood's seventh film for the Warner Brothers studio.
The make and model of the car that Bronco Billy drove was a 1957 Pontiac convertible according to publicity for the film though the IMCDb says that it is a 1960s Oldsmobile Super 88. Either way, the red painted vehicle is fitted with such chattels and fixtures as pistol door handles, bullhorns on the bonnet and fake upholstered cow-hide seat-covers.

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