Pat Garrett, Lincoln County's newest deputy sheriff, rides into a gold mining boomtown and discovers the town, including its marshal, are owned by a crooked saloon owner who can literally get away with murder. When Garrett refuses to be bribed, the saloon owner tries to hire Billy the Kid to murder the lawman, not realizing the two men are close friends. Written by
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The characters and the actors had the same names. Although he went by Barry, Patrick Barry Sullivan played Pat Garrett (and Billy called him Patrick). While Clu Gulager used his nickname, his real name is William (Billy) Martin Gulager. See more
This is Lincoln, New Mexico Territory in 1880 as seen through the eyes of one man. His name was Pat Garrett. He was an officer of the law. He was a man who never backed down from anything or anyone in his life. He had only one weakness - his love for a half-wild boy who he regarded almost as a brother. The boy was William H. Bonney - known as Billy the Kid - and Pat Garrett knew how it must end for one of them if their friendship ever failed.
[the sound of gunshots rings out