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Story

Nicholson directed and starred in this Western spoof about an outlaw who is saved from hanging by a young widow (Mary Steenburgen) who puts him to work as an indentured servant. She has a gold mine that no one knows about and she wants him to help her get the gold before anyone else finds out. But, of course, his old gang--who gave him up to the law in the first place--finds out about the mine and wants a piece of it. This was filmed in the late 1970s, when drug use was rampant (and not particularly frowned upon) in Hollywood; keep that in mind when you listen to Nicholson's stuffy-nose delivery. Alternately amusing and flat, with a cast that includes Steenburgen in her first movie role and John Belushi in a tiny part as a member of the gang, also making his film debut. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jack NicholsonHenry Lloyd Moon
Mary SteenburgenJulia Tate/Moon
Christopher LloydDeputy Towfield
John BelushiDeputy Hector
Richard BradfordSheriff Andrew Kyle
Veronica CartwrightHermine
Jeff MorrisBig Abe
Danny DeVitoHog
Tracey WalterCoogan
Gerald H. ReynoldsPolty
Luana AndersLorette Anderson
George W. SmithMr. Anderson
Lucy Lee FlippinDiane Haber
Ed Begley Jr.Whitey Haber
Maureen ByrnesMrs. Warren

  • Genre: Western
  • Theme(s): Wild West
  • Director: Jack Nicholson
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 105 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 2, 1978
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 13, 2003
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