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

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Christina Alperin
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Captain Blackworth
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Dutch Kieffer
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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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Catalina  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,594,452 (USA)
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Trivia

Wyatt Earp (James Garner) is seen arriving in Los Angeles by train but in reality Earp lived in LA since around 1910. See more »

Goofs

After drawing his gun, Tom Mix's gun is in his holster and in his hand at the same time throughout the gunfight at his ranch. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Will you sleep with me?
Wyatt Earp: Cheryl, I'm old enough to be your father.
Cheryl King, Owner of Candy Store: Wyatt, you're old enough to be my grandfather. Now answer the question.
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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 »

Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Black And Tan Fantasy
Performed by Duke Ellington and the Duke Ellington Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Great wit and humor, drive this film to glory!
28 June 2001 | by (Odell, IL) – See all my reviews

Whoever it was that called this film dry and dull deserves to be shot! Bruce Willis shines in this witty and hilarious "old western" that never got the recognition it deserved. Willis plays a tv cowboy who gets paired up with James Garner(Wyat Earp) who, unbelievable as it may seem, is even better than Willis! This unlikely duo causes riot after riot and just when it seems like u are totally lost in the film, they wrap it up with dignity and class. This film may not be "Die Hard", but in my opinion deserves just as much recognition!


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