WILD BILL (Theatrical Release USA 1995)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Wild Bill—
much better than the 2017 Hickok movie—begins monotonously with one gunfight after another and then mellows out to tell Bill Hickok’s story through his past. It seems like a more realistic portrayal of the life and times of James Butler Hickok and casts him in a darker light with Jeff Bridges interpreting the persona of Hickok. Great work for Director Walter Hill.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


An aging Wild Bill Hickok fights a younger man who wants revenge.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Walter Hill for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Lili Fini Zanuck and Richard D. Zanuck for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Wild Bill Hickok (Jeff Bridges), Calamity Jane (Ellen Barkin), Charley Prince (John Hurt), Susannah Moore (Diane Lane), Buffalo Bill Cody (Keith Carradine), Jack McCall (David Arquette), Lurline Newcomb (Christina Applegate), Will Plummer (Bruce Dern), California Joe (James Gammon), and Preacher (Marjoe Gortner).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Great entertainment piece for the western movie fan.

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