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Billy the Kid (1989)

Not Rated | | Western | TV Movie 10 May 1989
Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writer:

Gore Vidal
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Credited cast:
Val Kilmer ... William Bonney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Adams Ed Adams ... Posse Man
Rene Auberjonois
Andrew Bicknell ... Tunstall
Richard Blake Richard Blake ... Barman
Bing Blenman Bing Blenman ... Deputy Sheriff
Wilford Brimley ... Gov. Lew Wallace
Julie Carmen ... Celsa
Mike Casper Mike Casper ... Ollinger
Jack Dunlap Jack Dunlap ... Brady
Nate Esformes ... Valdez
Tom Everett
Richard Glover Richard Glover ... Beaver Smith
Robert Guajardo Robert Guajardo ... Photographer (as Roberto Guajardo)
Will Hannah Will Hannah ... Duli
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Gore Vidal's historical novel is brought to life in this television production of Turner Network Television's Billy the Kid.

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Taglines:

He Was a Cold-Blooded Killer and the All-American BOy

Genres:

Western

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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One of the enduring legends of the old west.
9 October 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Interesting and enjoyable is Gore Vidal's retelling of the saga of William Bonney(Val Kilmer) and his friend-turned-nemesis Pat Garrett(Duncan Regehr).This TV project is better in quality than your average western/cowboy fare. The volatile Billy the Kid seems a likable menace; although quick to put holes in his victims. Kilmer mumbled most of his dialogue; intentional or just annoying? Wilford Brimley is excellent as the Governor of New Mexico. Rene Auberjonois is a convincing drunk. Also in support are Julie Carman, the love interest, along with Michael Parks and veteran character actor Albert Salmi. And the first cowpoke that Billy blows away is Red West, a very good stunt man and notable as one of Elvis Presley's body guards. There are more unbelievable Billy the Kid yarns out there. This one is pretty classy and intelligent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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