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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

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As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

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Set in 1882 in the American west, Albert is a lowly farmer with a nice girlfriend. But when she leaves him for the more successful and handsome owner of a moustachery store, Albert returns to his lonely daily life of trying to avoid death. Then the mysterious Anna rides into town and captures Albert's interest and heart, but with her deadly husband in town, Albert is going to have to become the western gun-slinging hero he never was. It won't be easy because there are a million ways to die in the west. Written by Anne Campbell

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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30 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Pueblo chico, pistola grande  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,069,000, 1 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,139,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,408,083
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Christopher Lloyd: Dr. Emmett L. Brown from the "Back to the Future" trilogy. See more »

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Anna knocks out Clinch and then rides off to Albert's house with Plugger by her side. However when she gets to Albert's house - Plugger isn't with her. Nor is he with her when she runs to Edward and Ruth's place to hide from Clnich. He reappears during the final gunfight between Albert and Clinch. See more »

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Narrator: Some people are born into the wrong time and place. This was the American frontier in 1882, a hard land for hard folk. Food was scarce, disease was rampant, and life was a daily struggle for survival. Hell, this was Miss America in 1880.
[picture of a leathery middle-aged woman]
Narrator: Holy shit. To build a home and a life in this harsh, unforgiving country required that a man be bold, fearless, and tough as iron. The men who were courageous and resilient were the men who prospered. But ...
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Crazy Credits

There is a post-credits sequence involving the gunman at the fair from the final scene. See more »

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References Ted (2012) See more »

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A Million Ways To Die
Performed by Alan Jackson
Music by Joel McNeely
Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
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A Million Ways To Flop In The West
20 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

First of all, I like MacFarlane's work and I am big fan of 'Family Guy', 'American Dad' and his previous live-action feature 'Ted', but 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' was set for being panned from the moment the trailer was unveiled. This is a real shame because the film does have some good aspects to it, at times it is evident that MacFarlane was trying to pay homage to some of the original westerns but at other times he was trying too hard to modernise a genre that didn't need it, and as a result the film was littered with grotesque sex jokes and toilet humour. Now don't get me wrong, I did chuckle a few times, but very few times at that. Liam Neeson's casting as the villain was indeed a good choice and he pulls off the role very well, especially alongside the stunning Charlize Theron in all her glory. I did enjoy the subtle references to 'Back to the Future' and 'Django Unchained', but despite these certain affluences, the film just generally lacked elsewhere and was unfortunately heavily flawed; a disappointing project from MacFarlane.


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