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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.

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William A. Graham

Writer:

Gore Vidal
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Cast

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

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Great Movie, Why not on DVD?
18 December 2010 | by tracyap73See all my reviews

This is a great movie and Val Kilmer and Gore Vidal deserve all the credit. Kilmer seems to have the expertise of becoming the character in real depth. Vidal, according to several history sites, has the most accurate story to the truth. All the other movies done on Billy the Kid try to put more action in the storyline than what would be more realistic, not that it makes the other movies bad. I would love to see this version of the Kid remastered and put out on DVD/Blue Ray. I have looked everywhere for a copy of this film on DVD but had no luck. I love the Billy the Kid movies, stories, and controversies. It is a very interesting story with the plain facts that they do not need all the action pack fillers. This did seem to be a more realistic version that I highly recommend.


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