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1 December 1995 (USA) See more »
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A legend never dies. See more »
Plot:
The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins See more »
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(34 articles)
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Why You Should Be Watching: Fargo
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Greatest TV Pilots: Deadwood
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An Unrecognized Masterpiece See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok

Ellen Barkin ... Calamity Jane

John Hurt ... Charley Prince

Diane Lane ... Susannah Moore

Keith Carradine ... Buffalo Bill Cody

David Arquette ... Jack McCall

Christina Applegate ... Lurline Newcomb

Bruce Dern ... Will Plummer

James Gammon ... California Joe

Marjoe Gortner ... Preacher

James Remar ... Donnie Lonigan

Karen Huie ... Song Lew

Steve Reevis ... Sioux Chief

Robert Knott ... Dave Tutt
Pato Hoffmann ... Cheyenne Leader

Patrick Gorman ... Doctor

Lee de Broux ... Carl Mann

Stoney Jackson ... Jubal Pickett

Robert Peters ... Mike Williams
Steven Chambers ... Curly
Jimmy Medearis ... Coke

Jason Ronard ... Pink Buford

Dennis Hayden ... Phil Coe
Teresa Gilmore ... Jessie Hazlitt

John Dennis Johnston ... Ed Plummer
Boots Southerland ... Crook-Eye Clark
James Michael Taylor ... Lew Scott

Loyd Catlett ... Rob Rainwater

Janel Moloney ... Earlene
Ted Markland ... Tommy Drum
Monty Stuart ... Soldier
Merritt Yohnka ... Soldier
Dennis Deveaugh ... Big Trooper

Jim Wilkey ... Seth Beeber

Raliegh Wilson ... Jack Slater
Charles Gunning ... Frank Dowder

Christopher Doyle ... John Harkness (as Chris Doyle)
Virgil Frye ... Buffalo Hunter
Lauren Abels ... Singer at Funeral
Ritt Henn ... Fiddle Player
Lise Hilboldt ... Woman in Church
Charles Seybert ... Citizen

Luana Anders ... Sanitarium Woman
Roland Nip ... Chinese Man

Mike Watson ... Cowpoke

Thomas Wilson Brown ... Drover

Robert Keith ... Miner

Linda Harrison ... Madam
Patricia M. Peters ... Dancer

Anthony De Longis ... Card Cheat
Bill Bolender ... Bartender at Way Station
Alisa Christensen ... Mann's No. 10 Saloon Bargirl at Deadwood SD
Patricia Pretzinger ... Mann's No. 10 Saloon Bargirl at Deadwood SD

Peter Jason ... Dave McCandless
Joe Crozier ... Old Timer (as Joseph Crozier)
Mikey LeBeau ... Young Jack
Jaime Elysse ... Young Woman with Parasol

James Marsh ... Young Man (as Jaime Marsh)
Burton Gilliam ... Bartender
Del Roy ... Gambler
Steve Brasfield ... Gambler
Juddson Keith Linn ... Cheyenne Rider

Tricia Munford ... Woman in Church (as Trisha Munford)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andre Alexsen ... Extra

Paul Becque ... Extra (uncredited)
John Haxby ... Extra (uncredited)

Gary Kuo ... Musician (uncredited)

Michael Papajohn ... Extra (uncredited)

Shawn Michael Perry ... Extra (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Extra (uncredited)

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Hill 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Dexter (book "Deadwood") (as Pete Dexter)

Thomas Babe (play "Fathers and Sons")

Walter Hill (screenplay)

Produced by
Gary Daigler .... co-producer
Lili Fini Zanuck .... producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Van Dyke Parks 
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II  (director of photography) (as Lloyd Ahern)
 
Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Shari Rhodes 
 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III  (as Joseph Nemec III)
 
Art Direction by
Dan Olexiewicz  (as Daniel Olexiewicz)
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
 
Costume Design by
Dan Moore 
 
Makeup Department
Lana Chirco .... hair stylist: Ellen Barkin
Susan Germaine .... key hair stylist
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist: Jeff Bridges (as Edouard Henriques III)
Desne J. Holland .... makeup artist: Ellen Barkin (as Desne Holland)
Dennis Liddiard .... assistant makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... key makeup artist (as Gary D. Liddiard)
Candace Neal .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gary Daigler .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Dana J. Kuznetzkoff .... second assistant director
Albert M. Shapiro .... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
Eric Tignini .... second second assistant director
Carol Bawer .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Eric J. Bates .... on-set dresser
Steve Callas .... construction coordinator
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master (as Michael A. Carrillo)
Carl Cassara .... set dresser
Carole Lee Cole .... set designer (as Carole L. Cole)
Mickey Cruz .... plaster foreman
Mike Cunningham .... assistant property master
Oscar Delgadillo .... set dresser
George Gugler .... paint foreman (as George E. Gugler)
David Harris .... greens foreman
Eric A. Hulett .... set dressing buyer (as Eric Hulett)
Kurt V. Hulett .... set dresser (as Kurt Hulett)
Don Kaeding .... set dresser (as Donald Kaeding)
Jeffrey Kushon .... set dresser
William J. Law III .... set designer (as Wm. Law III)
Greg Lynch .... lead person
Dave Margolin .... sign supervisor
Carla S. Nemec .... art department coordinator (as Carla Nemec)
Mike Nichols .... labor foreman
Craig Nycz .... paint foreman (as Craig Nycz Sr.)
Wayne Nycz .... paint foreman
Edward E. O'Connell .... paint foreman (as Edward O'Connell)
Peter Olexiewicz .... construction foreman
Tony Paolone .... construction foreman
Vlad Pelinovschi .... labor foreman
Carmen Roderique .... construction accountant
Daniel Ross .... set designer
Steven Schwartz .... set designer
Jesse Siono Jr. .... stand-by painter (as Jesse Siono)
John Slatsky .... drapery foreman (as John J. Slatsky)
Rob Thompson .... construction foreman
Robert L. Thompson .... construction foreman
James E. Tocci .... assistant art director (as James Tocci)
Robert Webb .... construction foreman (as Robert M. Webb)
Mike Wells .... general foreman
Rick Young .... property master
Michael Casey .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight .... scene painter (uncredited)
Allen Lafferty .... propmaker (uncredited)
Jeff O'Bannon .... laborer (uncredited)
Maureen Osborne .... set decorating coordinator (uncredited)
William H. Phen Jr. .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Fred Seibly .... signwriter (uncredited)
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Mark Weber .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound editor (as Randy Akerson)
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator
Lou Angelo .... sound editor
David A. Arnold .... sound editor
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bill Benton)
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris David .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Carmen Flores De Tanis .... assistant sound editor (as Carmen Flores)
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor
Joe Dorn .... adr editor
Kimberly Gallagher-Carlton .... assistant sound editor
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr supervisor
Rick Hart .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Craig Heath .... mix recordist
Scott Hecker .... sound editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Andy Kopetzky .... sound editor
Dave Kulczycki .... sound editor
Mark Lewer .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Paul Massey .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... assistant sound editor (as Caitlin McKenna)
Chuck Michael .... sound editor
John Morris .... sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr editor
Lee Orloff .... production sound recordist
Lauren Palmer .... adr editor
Mark Pappas .... sound editor
Thomas A. Payne .... cable
Jerry Pirozzi .... assistant sound editor
Robert Renga .... mix recordist
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Fred Peck III .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Debby VanPoucke .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects supervisor
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator
Sean Cavanaugh .... special effects
David Domeyer .... special effects foreman
Jeffrey Knott .... special effects (as Jeffrey D. Knott)
Barry McQueary .... special effects (as Barry L. McQueary)
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects supervisor
Henry Millar .... special effects foreman
Joe Montenegro .... special effects foreman
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... assistant special effects coordinator
James Ochoa .... special effects (uncredited)
Anthony Simonaitis .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mitchell S. Drain .... digital artist: D.Rez Hollywood
Dion Hatch .... digital artist: D.Rez Hollywood
Clayton R. Marsh .... effects editor: D-Rez Hollywood (as Clay Marsh)
Steve Rundell .... executive producer: D-Rez Hollywood (as Steve R. Rundell)
Mary Stuart-Welch .... effects producer: D-Rez Hollywood
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunts
Andre Alexsen .... stunt double
Steve Blalock .... stunts
John Casino .... stunts
Danny Costa .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Shawn Howell .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
James Pratt .... stunts (as Jim Pratt)
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Joey Box .... stunt double (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Jackson .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul E. Short .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Washlake .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Werner .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Raliegh Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Workman .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael A. Chavez .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Michael Chavez)
Ron Cicero .... electrician
Anthony R. Collier .... grip
James F. Cornick .... electrician
Scott Crabbe .... video assist operator (as Scott R. Crabbe)
Jeff Durling .... electrician
Kimo Easterwood .... electrician
Mark W. Elias .... key grip
Sam Emerson .... still photographer (as Sam Young Emerson)
David R. Gold .... assistant chief lighting technician
Joe Kraft .... grip (as Joseph R. Kraft)
Robert LaBonge .... camera operator
Thomas Lappin .... camera loader
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Nick McLean)
Steve McLean .... first assistant camera
Todd McMullen .... second assistant camera
Thomas R. Miller .... grip
Danny Plante .... grip (as Daniel M. Plante)
Steve Robertson .... crane grip
Keith Roverud .... rigging gaffer
Bret Rubin .... rigging key grip
Scott Rubin .... second grip
Jack S. Schlosser .... chief lighting technician (as Jack Schlosser)
Lonnie Stewart .... dolly grip
Neil Toussaint .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Kevin Blauvelt .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
John T. Connor .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Enright .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Guthrie .... best boy grip: rigging crew (uncredited)
Jeffrey G. Hunt .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joyce Kurtz .... voice casting
Christine Rhodes .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... costume supervisor (as Colby Bart)
Cynthia Black .... costumer (as Cynthia D. Black)
Cha Blevins .... costumer (as Deborah Cha Blevins)
Leah Brown .... set costumer (as Leah P. Brown)
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator
Dallas D. Dornan .... set costumer (as Dallas Dornan)
Dorrie E. Halperin .... costumer: Ellen Barkin (as Dorie Halperin)
Barry Kellogg .... costume supervisor
Sarah Shawe .... costumer (as Sarah Shaw)
Billy Lang .... costume construction (uncredited)
Cathy Smith .... costume constructor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Scott Boyd .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Phil Norden .... assistant editor (as Philip Norden)
Yôko Seto .... first assistant editor (as Yoko Seto)
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
 
Music Department
Bunny Andrews .... music editor
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Kelly Mahan-Jaramillo .... assistant music editor (as E. Kelly Mahan-Jaramillo)
Murray McFadden .... music scoring mixer
Van Dyke Parks .... music arranger: songs
Dan Savant .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Ron Goldstein .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kelly Joe Dugan .... construction driver captain (as Kelly Dugan)
William Hogue .... driver
Robert K. Johnson .... transportation captain (as Rob Johnson)
Kenny Searle .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Paula Barrett-Barbier .... script supervisor (as Paula Barrett)
Brenda Berrisford .... assistant: Richard D. Zanuck
Eric Bice .... technical advisor: clogging
Stephanie Chambers .... assistant: Ellen Barkin (as Stephanie Bloch)
Steve Cowie .... set production assistant
Anthony De Longis .... whip coach
Laurie Dodsworth .... assistant accountant
Robert Easton .... dialect coach
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
Robert G. Endara II .... assistant production coordinator
Eric Fitzgerald .... title designer
Mark Forbes .... animal trainer
Katie Gilbert .... production coordinator
Jennifer S. Gottlieb .... production assistant
Christine Howard .... assistant: Walter Hill
Patricia Jeffers .... office production assistant
Carol Johnson .... assistant: Walter Hill
Richard Klotz .... location manager
Todd Lewis .... assistant: Walter Hill
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant
Susan M. Lorenzana .... first assistant accountant
Jesse Luna .... poker coach
Olman Mata .... card trick coach
Karen McKinnon .... assistant: Lili Fini Zanuck
Rex Peterson .... wrangler
Patricia Pretzinger .... stage manager: theater sequence
Willie Radcliff .... craft service (as Willie L. Radcliff)
Matt Rebenkoff .... production assistant
Thell Reed .... armor gun coach
Darin Rivetti .... production assistant
Jonathan A. Rosenbaum .... production assistant (as Jon Rosenbaum)
Roger Schumacher .... animal trainer
Chuck Stein .... security officer
Jeffrey D. Stevens .... first aid
Rudy Ugland .... boss wrangler
Michelle Watters .... assistant: Jeff Bridges
Felix Werner .... assistant: Gary Daigler (as Felix Florian Werner)
Dean Zanuck .... production assistant
Bret Culpepper .... assistant to armorer (uncredited)
Andre Gaudry .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Cheryl Gilbert .... stand-in (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
David R. Lawson .... medic (uncredited)
Melissa Park .... stand-in: Diane Lane (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Al Fleming .... thanks
Larry Gross .... thanks
John Langellier .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for wild West violence and a sex scene
Runtime:
98 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 (#1.1)" (2004))Walter Hill also directed.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Wild Bill did not meet Calamity Jane at Deadwood but arrived with her and Charlie Utter in the same wagon train in July 1876.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Last Man Standing (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Battle Hymn of the RepublicSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An Unrecognized Masterpiece, 7 August 2001
Author: Torchy from Los Angeles, USA

I've been checking out the comments on this film and they seem to be in line with most of the other reactions I've heard. It's important to say up front that this is not a film for Western fans. It's not a film for action fans. It's not for history buffs who care only about the facts. It's not a film for people who want to see a good story told simply.

Wild Bill is one of the richest and most disturbing films ever made about the American West. It shows us a complicated man without trying to explain or rationalize the contradictions in his character. He's capable of love, but he also commits acts of brutal violence. He cares for his friends but he holds them all at arm's length. And he feels compelled to play the part of the living legend to the end, come what may.

I suspect that Walter Hill chose this subject because he identified strongly with Wild Bill himself. But whether or not this is true, the contradictions in Hickok's character are a part of this country's character. Hill was lucky to have Jeff Bridges in the lead. It's one of his finest performances. Though Wild Bill doesn't voice doubts about his life out loud, Bridges' face shows us that he doesn't understand himself the reasons for many of his actions.

The story is not told in chronological order, but the organization of the sequences is not haphazard. In fact it's beautifully thought out. This is not a film for everybody, but I think it deserves a lot more attention than it's gotten so far. I feel like fans of Walter Hill's work will see the same thing I do: a beautiful and haunting meditation on why this country is the way it is.

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