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FULL SYNOPSIS

Yet another TV series is revived for the big screen, as Will Smith and Kevin Kline join forces as James T. West and Artemus Gordon, the most sophisticated government agents of the 1860's, in the film adaptation of The Wild Wild West. West and Gordon represent two opposite ends of the personality scale: West is a smooth-talking charmer and man of action who prefers to shoot first and ask questions much, much later; while Gordon is intensely methodical and cerebral, with a genius for gadgets and mechanical innovations. They're brought together by no less an authority than the President of the United States to track down an evil genius named Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh). Loveless was once an honored military leader and inventor until one of his schemes went awry and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Driven mad by the experience, Loveless is determined to get revenge on the United States by assassinating the President, using a 60-foot tall mechanical spider. Assisting Loveless is a team of beautiful female criminals, Miss East (Bai Ling), Amazonia (Frederique Van Der Wal), Munitia (Musetta Vander) and Miss Lippenreider (Sofia Eng). As the initially suspicious West and Gordon learn to work together, they also find themselves helped by an attractive woman, Rita Escobar (Salma Hayek), who has her own bone to pick with Loveless. Wild Wild West reunites star Will Smith with director Barry Sonnenfeld, who previously worked together on the hit Barry Sonnenfeld (1997). Wild Wild West features a hip-hop theme song from one-time Fresh Prince Smith, along with a more traditional Western score from composer Elmer Bernstein. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 30, 1999

Cast

Will Smith
as James T. West
Kevin Kline
as Artemus Gordon / President Grant
Salma Hayek
as Rita Escobar
Kenneth Branagh
as Dr. Arliss Loveless
Ted Levine
as Gen. McGrath
M. Emmet Walsh
as Coleman
Bai Ling
as Miss East, Dr. Loveless' Personal Assistant
Rodney A. Grant
as Hudson
Garcelle Beauvais
as Girl In Water Tower
Musetta Vander
as Munitia
Sofia Eng
as Miss Lipenreider
Frederique Van Der Wal
as Amazonia

Crew

Barry Sonnenfeld
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer
Jon Peters
Producer
Jim Thomas
Screen Story
S.S. Wilson
Screenwriter
Peter S. Seaman
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Price
Screenwriter
John Thomas
Screen Story
Brent Maddock
Screenwriter
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Jim Miller
Editor
Graham Place
Co-producer
Doug Lodato
Co-producer
Chris Soldo
Associate Producer
Neri Kyle Tannenbaum
Associate Producer
Kim LeMasters
Executive Producer
Bill Todman, Jr.
Executive Producer
Joel Simon
Executive Producer
Barry Josephson
Executive Producer
Tracy Glaser
Executive Producer
Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr.
Set Designer
Maya Shimoguchi
Set Designer
Gerald Sullivan
Set Designer
Cheryl Carasik
Set Designer
Mariko Braswell
Set Designer
Deborah L. Scott
Costume Designer
Peter Kurland
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Soldo
First Assistant Director
Eric Pascarelli
Camera Operator
Seth Arnett
Stunts
Ronna Kress
Casting
Philip Tan
Stunts Coordinator
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
Raymond Stella
Second Unit Camera
David M. Dunlap
Second Unit Camera
Skip Lievsay
Sound Editor
Artie Malesci
Stunts Coordinator
Terry J. Leonard
Stunts Coordinator
Terry J. Leonard
Second Unit Director
Eric Brevig
Second Unit Director
Eric Brevig
Visual Effects Supervisor
David Nowell
Additional Cinematography
Bill Pope
Second Unit Camera
Bobby Mackston
Sound Editor
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects Supervisor
Chuck Shuman
Second Unit Camera
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