Legendary lawman and gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the west. While delivering his own brand of frontier justice, the infamous gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the west is put to the test.
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Legendary lawman and gunslinger, Wild Bill Hickok, is tasked with taming the wildest cow-town in the west. While delivering his own brand of frontier justice, the infamous hard-drinking gunfighter's reputation as the fastest draw in the west is put to the test.Written by
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Despite Hickok mentioning "My friend Wyatt" in Wichita (pointing to a Wyatt Earp reference), there is no firm evidence that the pair ever met, though they did move in similar circles at similar times in close proximity to each other. Earp family members stated that Wyatt "saw" Hickok on one occasion but don't indicate friendship. See more »
At the beginning of the movie the soldier calls him Bill. His real name was James and he was never known as Wild Bill until after the Civil War. See more »
Wild Bill Hickok:
[holding him at gunpoint]
Notice my hammer tied back? If something should happen to cause my thumb to slip, you will catch a bullet right between your eyes.
John Wesley Hardin:
Well, I can't see what good it's gonna do me to surrender my guns, if you're just gonna go ahead and shoot me in the back the second I turn and walk away.
Wild Bill Hickok:
You have been misinformed, sir. I never shoot a man in the back... How 'bout a compromise? What do you say to a drink?
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After getting into one scrape with the law after the next, "Wild Bill Hickok" (Luke Hemsworth) rides into Abilene, Kansas and heads directly to the saloon for a drink. While there he saves a young man from getting shot while in a poker game which happens to catch the eye of the local mayor "George Knox" (Kris Kristofferson) who subsequently offers him a job as the town sheriff. Although the town of Abilene is known for its lawlessness this doesn't faze him and so he accepts the job with the intention of establishing law and order one way or the other. Unfortunately, this doesn't please everyone-especially the richest and most influential resident named "Phil Poe" (Trace Adkins) who owns the biggest saloon and has benefited tremendously from the status quo. Likewise, the fact that his fiancé named "Mattie" (Cameron Richardson) seems to have kept a secret from him concerning her relationship with Hickok doesn't please him either. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this turned out to be an enjoyable Western movie with decent performances all around. Admittedly, the pony tail sported by Trace Adkins struck me as rather odd for this particular era but other than that it turned out to be a good, solid film and I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.
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