Wild Times (1980)

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A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Hugh Cardiff (2 episodes, 1980)
 Doc Bogardus (2 episodes, 1980)
 Vern Tyree (2 episodes, 1980)
 Libby Tyree (2 episodes, 1980)
Timothy Scott ...
 Caleb Rice (2 episodes, 1980)
 Doc Holliday (2 episodes, 1980)
Trish Stewart ...
 Jeannette Fowler (2 episodes, 1980)
 Fitz Bragg (2 episodes, 1980)
 Joe McBride (2 episodes, 1980)
 Bob Halburton (2 episodes, 1980)
Geno Silva ...
 Ibran (2 episodes, 1980)


A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but when he returns years later, he finds she has married another man who is jealous of her affections. The husband tries to have a murder warrant served on the drifter; shoots him in the back and when and hires a gambler to murder the man. None of these attempts on the drifter's life kills him and when the wife leaves him, the husband goes gunning for the drifter, now the star of a Wild West show. Written by Daivd Bassler

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A blood and thunder extravaganza [Video] [Australia]







Release Date:

24 January 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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The Ben Johnson character "Doc Bogardus" is a combination of two professional exhibition shooters who carried on a rivalry from 1877 - 1883. William Frank "Doc" Carver (1840-1927) and Capt. Adam Henry Bogardus (1833-1913). The rivalry ended in 1883 when Carver out shot Bogardus in 19 of the 25 sponsored contests between them. See more »


Caleb Rice: A thousand dollars is a lot of money for fellas like you and me. Fellas like Doc Borgardus... that just pays for the whiskey. He didn't ride all the way for a piddlin' thousand dollars... Side bets. The money's in side bets.
Hugh Cardiff: Yeah?
Caleb Rice: How much money have you got?
Hugh Cardiff: Some.
Caleb Rice: I figure to be gettin' about 20 to 1 odds, so put your money on Caleb Rice. That's the side bets I was talkin' about.
Hugh Cardiff: If I do any bettin' I'll be bettin' on myself.
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If you like westerns this is a great one
13 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the basic western of man meets girl, looses girl.

The cast is second to none. Mini Series on TV Sam Elliott plays Hugh Cardiff an ex-Buffalo hunter. With his shooting skills he starts the following the shooting competitions.

At the shooting competitions he meets Ben Johnson and Timothy Scott, the 3 become good friends.

The threesome get into trouble and help each other out.

For a historical flare, the threesome even meet Wild Bill Hickok and go into business together.

While long for a movie, if you like to just sit down and watch one for a couple/three nights this one is a great one.

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