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Wild Bill (1995)

The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wild Bill Hickok
... Calamity Jane
... Charley Prince
... Susannah Moore
... Buffalo Bill Cody
... Jack McCall
... Lurline Newcomb
... Will Plummer
... California Joe
... Preacher
... Donnie Lonigan
... Song Lew
... Sioux Chief
... Dave Tutt
Pato Hoffmann ... Cheyenne Leader
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Storyline

Wild Bill Hickok, famed lawman and gunman of the Old West, is haunted by his past and his reputation. He is loved by, but cannot love, Calamity Jane. Dogging his trail is young Jack McCall, who blames Bill for abandoning the boy's mother and destroying her life. McCall has sworn to kill Bill, and Bill's ghosts, his failing eyesight, and his fondness for opium may make McCall's task easier. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated R for wild West violence and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,167,808
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Trivia

Walter Hill had seen the play Fathers and Sons in 1980, as he was planning a film about Wild Bill Hickock. See more »

Goofs

When in the early scene wherein Will Plummer's horse falls, breaking Will's leg, a power pole and power lines are clearly visible over the roof tops. See more »

Quotes

Charley Price: This town... I really think it's like something out of the Bible.
James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok: What part of the Bible?
Charley Price: The part right before God gets angry.
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Referenced in Last Man Standing (1996) See more »

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe and lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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Better than average western, with some very nice touches.
9 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this one, but Walter Hill's direction credit during the opening title sequence sucked me in - and I was glad it did.

A very capable cast and an interesting cinematic style gave this film a unique flavor, although some of the characters bordered on unbelievable at times.

Loved the interaction between Wild Bill and Calamity Jane on the saloon table, although the conversation seemed too modern for the late 1800s. But overall, the film was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, especially when compared with some of the lesser films available at the time.


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