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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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On July 2nd, it's a whole new west. 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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As Loucas Aventuras de James West  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,434,750 (USA) (2 July 1999)

Gross:

$113,745,408 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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Trivia

Kenneth Branagh immersed himself in the American Civil War to bone up on his character. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1869 when the transcontinental railroad was completed. But on the train, Artemis is seen next to a cylinder phonograph with a horn for sound. Edison didn't invent the phonograph until 1877 and it was not marketed to the public until the late 1880s. The type shown looks like the type sold in the 1890s. See more »

Quotes

Coleman: President thought you boys could use a little looking-after. But I draw the line at defying gravity, so good luck.
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Spoofs Richard III (1995) See more »

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Arise
Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Elmer Bernstein
Performed by Kevin Kline
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Just don't take it seriously
12 April 2004 | by (United States) – 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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