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Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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 nineteenth-century inventor-villain.



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Loucas Aventuras de James West  »

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Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Kevin Kline; and three Oscar nominees: Will Smith, Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek. See more »


The collar magnets, high powered as they were, should have either attracted or repelled each other from the beginning. After Gordon hits West's collar with the rock, West's collar "reverses" polarity, causing it to attract to Gordon's. However, if there was a complete reversal as is implied, Gordon and West's collars should have repelled each other from the beginning. Therefore, Gordon and West should never have been able to jump into each other's arms, let alone stand next to each other in the small perimeter afforded them when they first woke with the collars. See more »


[as the Tarantula approaches a small town]
Dr. Arliss Loveless: Mr. President, for the last time, sign the surrender, or I will decimate this town!
President Grant: You've had my answer.
Dr. Arliss Loveless: Well, I understand your position, sir, but I urge you to reconsider, in light of the following!
[opens fire]
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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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