Fact-based biography of early film Producer and Director Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tilghman was a real-life cowboy, who rode with the Earps and faced down countless bad guys. When he turned to films, he was determined to make authentic Westerns, rather than the fake carrying on of Tom Mix and other Western movie stars of the day. The only problem was that no one wanted to see his non-stars in any story. Arliss Howard co-stars as a cocaine-addled law enforcement nemesis of Tighman, who attempts to stop him at every turn. Written by
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America's Last Great Lawman Takes On a New Kind of Outlaw.
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was fifty-five when this was made. He played the seventy-year-old Tilghman. Carolyn McCormick
was forty. She played Tilghman's wife Zoe, who was forty-four. See more
At the beginning, when they are raiding the moonshiners, a man in gray gets shot in the back with a shotgun, and falls over a barrel. When the camera angle changes, the same man gets shot in the back again, and falls over the same barrel again. See more
I never seen a town I couldn't handle.
Well, aren't you just God Almighty!
Oh, now simmer down, Zoe...
That's right; I fergot - You rode with th' Earps, partnered with Masterson, captured Cattle Annie and Little Britches, brought in the Wild Bunch - Ye'r Bill Tilghman! You can do anything! Well, I don't need another horse's ass, 'cuz I'm already livin' with one!