A legend never dies.
|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.|
Editor's NoteDirector Walter Hill's WILD BILL is a film biography of legendary outlaw James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (Jeff Bridges). The story covers the major events that shaped the gunman's life, including his work as a Kansas lawman, his stint in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, and his part-time relationship with a whip-wielding Calamity Jane (Ellen Barkin). In addition, the film shows how Hickok gained his deadly reputation, as well as his repeated confrontations with a vengeful young killer named Jack McCall (David Arquette), whose mother was wronged by Hickok years back--and who may or may not be Hickok's own son.
Cast & Crew
|Peter Dexter - Based On Novel By|
|Thomas Babe - Based On Play By|
|Walter Hill - Director|
|Lloyd Ahern - Director of Photography|
|Van Dyke Parks - Musical Score|
|Richard D. Zanuck - Producer|
|Lili Fini Zanuck - Producer|
|Gary Daigler - Producer|
|Walter Hill - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryThe twilight of Western legend Wild Bill Hickok is portrayed in this hard-drinkin', straight-shootin', take-no-prisoners biopic directed by Walter Hill (THE LONG RIDERS, THE WARRIORS).