Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.

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Victoria Alperin
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Christina Alperin
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Captain Blackworth
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Chief Marvin Dibner
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Dutch Kieffer
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Hal Flynn
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Michael Alperin
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Storyline

Whilst making a silent film about the life of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, veteran actor 'Tom Mix' (Bruce Willis) discovers that the real Earp ('James Garner') is on the film set as a technical advisor. The two become friends, but when a murder takes place, the two become partners and set about tracking down the killer. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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They broke every rule, loved every woman, took every risk and solved the most shocking murder in the history of Beverly Hills. And it's all true. Give or take a lie or two.


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29 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,594,452 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was nominated for two Razzie Awards, for Worst Supporting Actress (Mariel Hemingway) and Worst Director (Blake Edwards), winning one for the latter. See more »

Goofs

Wyatt Earp died before the 1929 Academy Awards ceremonies took place. See more »

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[last title card]
Title Card: ...and that's the way it really happened.
Title Card: Give or take a lie or two.
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Crazy Credits

The final frame of the picture freezes, and the following text appears: "And this is how it really happened. Give or take a lie or two." See more »


Soundtracks

Black And Tan Fantasy
Performed by Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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a fun romp teaming Bruce Willis and James Garner
28 April 2005 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable film giving us a glimpse into the Golden Age of Hollywood. This movie teams up Bruce Willis as Tom Mix and James Garner as Wyatt Earp. The running gag of it's the truth..."give or take a lie or two." This movies runs the gamut from comedy with a wink to a serious side story containing masochism and murder.

Willis shows off his skills with trick riding and tango dancing. Garner has the sidekick role and holds his own even having his own romantic interest. The women are strong but dependent. We have car chases, riding to the rescue both by taxi and on horseback. There is a brothel with a true Hollywood touch. We even see one of the first Acedemy Award ceremonies. All in all a nice entertaining movie.


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