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Wild Wild West (1999)

 -  Action | Western | Comedy  -  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 19th 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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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,487,176 (UK) (13 August 1999)

Gross:

$113,745,408 (USA) (1 October 1999)
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The film underwent costly re-shoots in an attempt to inject some humor after it was found that test audiences weren't sure if it was supposed to be a comedy. See more »

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In the first panoramic shot of Washington, D.C., the dome of the Capitol is still under construction during the administration of President U.S. Grant, after the Civil War. The dome was completed in 1864, in time for the second Lincoln inauguration in March 1865. See more »

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Dr. Arliss Loveless: The wrongs will be righted! The past made present! The United - divided!
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Referenced in South Park: Cat Orgy (1999) See more »

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Moron Director Alert!!
29 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lets take a cult classic and make as stupid idiotic movie as you could possibly make and cast it with actors COMPLETELY unsuited for the parts. Kevin Kline, Will Smith, and Kenneth Branaugh should all shoot their agents. Sure they probably picked up a nice paycheck for this crap but can you ever live down being associated with such a "Wanker" project? For a television series the Wild Wild West was well done for its time and had a lot of interesting plots and characters. What possessed the creators of this movie vomit to trash the Wild Wild West. Hopefully someone will come along and make a serious movie on the television series. Sad to see these SCUM come along and try to make a cheap buck on the creative efforts of others and destroying their original vision. I always wondered how Robert Conrad could go alone with this junk. Then I read that he didn't. He picked up the Razzie Awards as a protest.


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