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Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 June 1999 (USA)
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The two best hired guns in the West must save President Grant from the clutches of a nineteenth century inventor-villain.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Jim Thomas (story), John Thomas (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... James West
Kevin Kline ... Artemus Gordon / President Grant
Kenneth Branagh ... Dr. Arliss Loveless
Salma Hayek ... Rita Escobar
M. Emmet Walsh ... Coleman
Ted Levine ... General McGrath
Frederique Van Der Wal ... Amazonia (as Frederique van der Wal)
Musetta Vander ... Munitia
Sofia Eng ... Miss Lippenrieder
Bai Ling ... Miss East
Garcelle Beauvais ... Girl In Water Tower
Mike H. McGaughy Mike H. McGaughy ... Big Reb (as Mike McGaughy)
Jerry Wills Jerry Wills ... Other Reb
Rodney A. Grant ... Hudson
Buck Taylor ... Eye-Crossed Reb
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Storyline

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses S Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington, D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. Written by Chris Turner <theaten@earthlink.net> and J. Kyle

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It's a whole new west. July '99. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, sex references and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Loucas Aventuras de James West See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,705,055, 4 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$113,805,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,105,681
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie, the Central Pacific's Jupiter was played by the J.W. Bowker (Virginia & Truckee #21). Now displayed at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, California. The Union Pacific's 119 was played by the Reno (Virginia & Truckee #11). Now displayed at Old Tucson Studios in Tucson, Arizona. See more »

Goofs

When West and Gordon are in the desert at night. West explains how the wasp kills the tarantula and then lays its eggs inside of it. The wasp (which is actually a Tarantula Hawk Wasp) actually paralyzes the spider, but does not kill it. The spider is still alive when the eggs hatch and the young start to eat it from within. See more »

Quotes

Artemus Gordon: I've been trying to place myself in Loveless' shoes.
Capt. James West: Good luck with that one.
Artemus Gordon: What could this demented maniac with no reproductive organs, want with Rita?
Artemus Gordon: [Rita falls through the train's sliding roof, beside West, unseen by Gordon] Which is not to say Rita doesn't possess a beauty worthy of a Shakespeare sonnet or a Botticelli painting. My god, the curvature of her buttocks and the swell of that magnificent bosom. So full, so sumptous, so...
Artemus Gordon: [turns and notices Rita] ... what were all those ...
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It is as bad as the reviews
5 July 1999 | by Mountain-6See all my reviews

I had read something on Internet Movie Data Base saying that WWW was "not as bad as the reviews" ..... well, all through the movie, I kept waiting for it to get "not as bad as the reviews" and I never found it ..... it is one of the few movies I felt like leaving, and felt like the price of admission during a matinee was too much .....

For me.... I just cannot suspend disbelief to the point of seeing stuff that is impossible to be built today with todays technologies being built like they were nothing in 1869 ..... it is like throwing out every law of physics and science ..... but then pasting a few things in to try and make it look real .....

There was just so many impossible things done in that movie that are just impossible ... I like Science-fiction .... heck, I like fantasy movies.... You can invent all kinds of unrealistic stuff and I'll suspend disbelief forever... and like the made up stuff and enjoy the movie .....

But this was absurd, and they tried to pass it off as feasible .... (which is my only real problem with the movie) ......

For the record, I am a Will Smith fan, and I liked Men In Black (some connection with MiB and WWW) ...... but in MiB, the technologies came from elsewhere (and were just as ridiculous) .... but I can buy it ..... unlike this movie trying to pass of things that are totally ludicrous.


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