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Bronco Billy (1980)

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writer:

Dennis Hackin (as Dennis E. Hackin)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Bronco Billy
Sondra Locke ... Antoinette Lily
Geoffrey Lewis ... John Arlington
Scatman Crothers ... Doc Lynch
Bill McKinney ... Lefty LeBow
Sam Bottoms ... Leonard James
Dan Vadis ... Chief Big Eagle
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Lorraine Running Water
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Dix
Woodrow Parfrey ... Dr. Canterbury
Beverlee McKinsey ... Irene Lily
Doug McGrath ... Lt. Wiecker (as Douglas McGrath)
Hank Worden ... Station Mechanic
William Prince ... Edgar Lipton
Pam Abbas Pam Abbas ... Mother Superior
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Storyline

Bronco Billy McCoy is the proud owner of a small traveling Wild West show. But the business isn't doing too well: for the past six months he hasn't paid his employees. At a gas station he picks up Antoinette, a stuck-up blonde from a rich family, who was left behind without a penny by her husband on their wedding night. Billy likes her looks and hires her as his assistant. She seems to bring them bad luck and the business gets even worse. In these hard times she loses her reluctance and starts to like her new way of life... and Bronco Billy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bronco Billy, o Aventureiro See more »

Filming Locations:

Boise, Idaho, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,708,710, 15 June 1980

Gross USA:

$24,265,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,265,659
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the gang goes out to kick up their heels it shows them entering the The Ranch Club with the big horse in front. This is a real place, thats it's real name, and it's still open in Boise, Idaho. However, the interior that is shown is another bar, about 3 miles away called The Dutch Goose. It is also still open and there is still the hole in the door where lefty gets his hook stuck. See more »

Goofs

When Billy is being interviewed by the press after stopping the bank robbery, he tells them to come check out the show "just off I-80". The film is set in Montana and Idaho, and Interstate 80 does not pass through either state. See more »

Quotes

Antoinette Lilly: [Sarcastically while driving in rural country] When do we get to the next VILLAGE?
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Connections

Featured in Eastwood... A Star (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bayou Lullaby
Written by Cliff Crofford (as C. Crofford) and Snuff Garrett (as S. Garrett)
Sung by Penny De Haven
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A minor classic
1 November 2002 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

Here's a picture that works beautifully on several levels, including the philosophical (I kid you not). Approach it as a lighthearted caper, and you will be entertained. If you enjoy whimsy with a trace of fantasy, it will not disappoint you. How about a picture questioning the nature of reality, in which characters challenge and re-shape the identities that life seems to have foisted upon them? There are not many movies with such powerful ambitions, and fewer still that develop them in an oblique, yet perfectly comprehensible, manner. There is nothing the least bit heavy handed about this film; quite the opposite. Enter the special world it creates, and you will be rewarded both emotionally and intellectually.

(See what I mean? Now make sure you haven't missed "Finding Graceland" and "Pennies From Heaven.")


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