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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,167,808 (USA)
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Trivia

Peter Dexter wrote a script based on his novel which was sent to Barry Levinson and Sydney Pollack before going to Walter Hill. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Wild Bill and Calamity Jane are interrupted by Jack McCall during a romantic moment]
James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok: You inconsiderate bastard.
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References The Plainsman (1936) See more »

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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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