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Wild Bill (1995)

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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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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 <>

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The Name Is Legendary. The Man Is Real. See more »

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

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Release Date:

1 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Divlji Bil  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)


$2,167,808 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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More than 30 years earlier, the part of Wild Bill Hickok was played by Jeff Bridges' father, Lloyd Bridges, in a 1964 episode of the television series _"The Great Adventure" (1963)_. See more »


In the scene where Calamity Jane is making an Eggnog in the milkshake machine for an opium hung-over Wild Bill, she is seen cranking the machine in opposite directions in the cuts back and forth between her and Bill. See more »


[Will Plummer sends in a woman to challenge Wild Bill to a gunfight]
James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok: What did he say?
Woman in bar: He said that you were a horse molester.
James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok: He say what horse?
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Better than average western, with some very nice touches.
9 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this one, but Walter Hill's direction credit during the opening title sequence sucked me in - and I was glad it did.

A very capable cast and an interesting cinematic style gave this film a unique flavor, although some of the characters bordered on unbelievable at times.

Loved the interaction between Wild Bill and Calamity Jane on the saloon table, although the conversation seemed too modern for the late 1800s. But overall, the film was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, especially when compared with some of the lesser films available at the time.

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