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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

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Storyline

Wild Bill Hickok, famed lawman and gunman of the Old West, is haunted by his past and his reputation. He is loved by, but cannot love, Calamity Jane. Dogging his trail is young Jack McCall, who blames Bill for abandoning the boy's mother and destroying her life. McCall has sworn to kill Bill, and Bill's ghosts, his failing eyesight, and his fondness for opium may make McCall's task easier. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated R for wild West violence and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,167,808 (USA)
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Keith Carradine, who played Buffalo Bill Cody, took the part of Wild Bill Hickock on HBO's TV series Deadwood (2004), the first episode of which (Deadwood: Deadwood (2004))Walter Hill also directed. See more »

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In the big stable shootout, Wild Bill gets off more than 16 shots out of two colts. See more »

Quotes

California Joe: [to Bill] Bad luck to kill an Indian in a religious frame of mind.
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References The Plainsman (1936) See more »

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Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Nice Movie but historically VERY inaccurate
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now I'm not going to go into a tirade how inaccurate the movie was historically, but you'd think with the cast they had paid damned good money to take part in the movie that they would have found a way to tell Wild Bill's story in a more factual yet exciting way that keeps the nuance of the Romantic Western Period in tact.

The gun fights were incredible, the props and backgrounds were amazing and the portrayal of the old Deadwood mining camp were simply Breath taking.

I personally enjoyed how the movie would weave in and out of Wild Bill's past through his opium induced dreams... the characters were very believable but the story just didn't add up to the facts that surrounded Wild Bill's death.

I would also take exception to the HBO series Deadwood concerning Wild Bill's death also, it's a shame that somebody in the movie business, ANYBODY, would come up with a more accurate portrayal of the man, his life and his untimely death.

With all that being said, it was a beautiful movie visually.


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