Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the ... See full summary »
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
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Jack McCall was hanged March 1, 1877, for the murder of James Butler Hickory, known as Wild Bill. Like a city in the Old Testament, Deadwood had become a place of prophesy and visions. Bill was 39 years old when he died. I'm proud to say I was his friend.
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Better than average western, with some very nice touches.
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
A very capable cast and an interesting cinematic style gave this film a
unique flavor, although some of the characters bordered on unbelievable
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
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