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Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 June 1999 (USA)
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The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth-century inventor-villain.

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Storyline

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. Written by Chris Turner <theaten@earthlink.net> and J. Kyle

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It's a whole new west. July '99. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action violence, sex references and innuendo | See all certifications »

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30 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,705,055, 4 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$113,805,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,105,681
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Although the opening credits are styled after the opening of the 1960's television series, the decision was made to use a generic piece of music instead of the original Wild Wild West theme. The original theme, however, is heard on the soundtrack near the climax of the film. See more »

Goofs

When James West recovers after being shot he opens his vest to reveal the chainmail lining that saved his life. However he plucks the bullet from the side that was against his body, when it would have been trapped in the outer side that was woven into his vest. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Arliss Loveless: Well now isn't this a coincidence? I'm out for a little morning ride and right in the middle of nowhere I bump into General Ulysses S. Grant himself!
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Camptown Races
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Just don't take it seriously
12 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Wow, there are a lot of bad votes for this movie here. I thought it was great. It's a Will Smith / Barry Sonnenfeld movie. You can't take it seriously. The humor is perfectly subtle and dry at times, and over the top at others. The storyline is only there to give opportunities for the jokes.

If you want a serious western, try The Magnificent Seven (or the original, 7 Samurai), Hombre, or some other classic. If you want a light-hearted evening, rent this. Probably don't buy it, but rent it.

For some reason it says that my review has to be more than 10 lines, so I'm throwing this in to make it work. Really a review for a movie like this doesn't need to be this long, but I guess I'll just comply.


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