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A rabbi from Poland goes to America to lead a Jewish community. When he arrives in America he is hijacked and has to work his way across the country. On the way he meets up with a bank robber and they form a friendship, have many (mis)adventures including being captured by Indians.Written by
The horses which Tommy (Harrison Ford) and Avram (Gene Wilder) ride into San Francisco are different from the horses in earlier scenes, which were smaller and used for galloping for long distances. The horses in this later scene are American Quarter Horses. You can tell this, because their heads and faces are smaller, while their bodies are larger and more muscular, and their rumps (which Avram would call the tuchas) are much rounder than the rumps of long-distance-running horses. The Quarter Horse is very swift for a short distance. The earlier horses, perhaps of a mixed breed, were used for their stamina and placidness. See more »
The movie is set in 1850. However, the steam locomotive used in the train scenes has a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement. These locomotives were used in the US starting in the 1860s. See more »
[Points to his horse's rump]
What do you call this in Jewish?
Uh, a tuchas.
Well, you keep your eyes on this took-iss, and don't take them off 'till I tell you!
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This movie is hysterical, from its depiction of what the American west must have looked like to an outsider to its terrific Jewish guilt and humor, although it does have a lot of "insider" Jewish humor. That's not to say it can't be enjoyed by non-Jews, as well, but a familiarity with Jewish culture definitely makes the movie more enjoyable. Wilder is at his funniest and Harrison Ford is charming as a side-kick, a role I wasn't accustomed to seeing him in. Watching Ford succumb to Jewish guilt--even when it means freezing his butt--is fantastic. My apologies to Blazing Saddles fans but I think this is way funnier. And it didn't even have to rely on fart-humor.
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