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Maverick writer-director [[Performer~P94395~Walter Hill~walterhill]]'s version of the famous Wild Bill Hickok legend is a dreamscape western that is told entirely in flashback. Hickok's friend Charley Prince ([[Performer~P34099~John Hurt~johnhurt]]) narrates the events of Wild Bill's life while sitting at Bill's graveside. Hickok is played by [[Performer~P3197~Jeff Bridges~jeffbridges]] as a mean, high-spirited, but gallant outlaw. He wanders the West, adding to his reputation with some well-chosen gunfights, and he meets up with characters such as Calamity Jane ([[Performer~P3957~Ellen Barkin~ellenbarkin]]), who becomes his sidekick for a time. After becoming a legend, Hickok signs up for a stint with Buffalo Bill Cody's traveling variety show. Eventually, he falls in love with Susannah Moore ([[Performer~P40350~Diane Lane~dianelane]]), and his love leads him to tragedy in the town of Deadwood, SD. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:March 23, 2012


Jeff Bridges
as James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Ellen Barkin
as Calamity Jane
John Hurt
as Charley Prince
Diane Lane
as Susannah Moore
David Arquette
as Jack McCall
Christina Applegate
as Lurline
Bruce Dern
as Will Plummer
Virgil Frye
as Buffalo Hunter
Lee de Broux
as Carl Mann
Robert Knott
as Dave Tutt
Charles Gunning
as Frank Dowder
Marjoe Gortner
as Preacher
Bill Bolender
as Bartender at Way Station
Boots Southerland
as Crook-Eye Clark
John Dennis Johnston
as Ed Plummer
Peter Jason
as Dave McCandless
Alisa Christensen
as Mann's No. 10 Saloon Bargirl
Steve Chambers
as Curly
James Remar
as Donnie Lonigan
Ted Markland
as Tommy Drum
Linda Harrison
as Madam
Luana Anders
as Sanitarium Woman
Steve Reevis
as Sioux Chief Whistler
Dennis Hayden
as Phil Coe
Karen Huie
as Song Lew
Burton Gilliam
as Bartender
Jason Ronard
as Pink Buford
Pato Hoffmann
as Cheyenne Leader
Merritt Yohnka
as Soldier
Thomas Wilson Brown
as Drover
Keith Carradine
as Buffalo Bill Cody
Robert Peters
as Mike Williams
Janel Moloney
as Earlene
James Marsh
as Young Man
Jim Wilkey
as Seth Beeber
James Gammon
as California Joe
Loyd Catlett
as Rob Rainwater
Patrick Gorman
as Doctor
Lise Hilboldt
as Woman in Church
Anthony de Longis
as Card Cheat
Sally Jane Jackson
as Hubal Pickett


Walter Hill
Richard D. Zanuck
Lili Fini Zanuck
Walter Hill
Thomas Babe
Play Author
Lloyd Ahern, Jr.
Van Dyke Parks
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph C. Nemec III
Production Designer
Gary Daigler