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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 doesn't get any wilder than this. 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

Although the opening credits are styled after the opening of the 1960's television series, the decision was made to use a generic piece of music instead of the original Wild Wild West theme. The original theme, however, is heard on the soundtrack near the climax of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Artemus and Rita arrive at the massacre, the horse drawing their carriage is centered when seen from above. Before and after that, it is located to one side as the other horse drawing the carriage was ridden off by West. See more »

Quotes

Capt. James West: I thought I'd go as a government agent who's going to shoot and kill General Bloodbath McGrath.
Artemus Gordon: An armed Negro cowboy costume in a room full of white, Southern, former slave-owners. You'll win first prize.
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Soundtracks

I'm Wanted
Performed by Kel Spencer featuring Richie Sambora
Written by Rick Dutch Cousin (as R. Cousin), Kel Spencer (as L. Bennett), Jon Bon Jovi (as J. Bongiovi), Richie Sambora (as R. Sambora), and 'Tamara Savage' (as T. Savage)
Produced by Rick Dutch Cousin (as Dutch)
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bad!
19 June 2002 | by MheywoodSee all my reviews

I love the original show, but this remake stunk. Everything about it was bad from the story to the actors picked. The story could have worked if they made this movie into a space adventure or futuristic flick. A giant at-at walker type spider? huh! I wish they stayed more to the original including a white actor for Jim West(I am black and did not feel Will fit the role)and not get to far ahead of themselves in technology.This was a horrible movie as a "wild wild west" but could have worked as a sci fi/future thriller.


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