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Maverick writer-director Walter Hill's version of the famous Wild Bill Hickok legend is a dreamscape western that is told entirely in flashback. Hickok's friend Charley Prince (John Hurt) narrates the events of Wild Bill's life while sitting at Bill's graveside. Hickok is played by Jeff Bridges 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 (Ellen Barkin), 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 (Diane Lane), 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
James Remar
as Donnie Lonigan
Luana Anders
as Sanitarium Woman
Steve Reevis
as Sioux Chief Whistler
Bruce Dern
as Will Plummer
Robert Knott
as Dave Tutt
Merritt Yohnka
as Soldier
Janel Moloney
as Earlene
Patrick Gorman
as Doctor
Lise Hilboldt
as Woman in Church
Sally Jane Jackson
as Hubal Pickett
Charles Gunning
as Frank Dowder
Lee de Broux
as Carl Mann
Jim Wilkey
as Seth Beeber
Marjoe Gortner
as Preacher
Alisa Christensen
as Mann's No. 10 Saloon Bargirl
Ted Markland
as Tommy Drum
Thomas Wilson Brown
as Drover
James Marsh
as Young Man
James Gammon
as California Joe
Bill Bolender
as Bartender at Way Station
Boots Southerland
as Crook-Eye Clark
Linda Harrison
as Madam
Pato Hoffmann
as Cheyenne Leader
John Dennis Johnston
as Ed Plummer
Keith Carradine
as Buffalo Bill Cody
Karen Huie
as Song Lew
Burton Gilliam
as Bartender
Anthony de Longis
as Card Cheat
Steve Chambers
as Curly
Dennis Hayden
as Phil Coe
Virgil Frye
as Buffalo Hunter
Robert Peters
as Mike Williams
Peter Jason
as Dave McCandless
Jason Ronard
as Pink Buford
Loyd Catlett
as Rob Rainwater


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