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Story

Blake Edwards directed this homage to both the Old West and the silent era in filmmaking that undeservedly received indifferent reviews and did little business. James Garner is perfectly cast as Wyatt Earp who, his lawman days behind him, is brought to Hollywood in the waning days of silent movies to serve as a consultant on a movie about his life. There, he hooks up with cowboy star Tom Mix (Bruce Willis, in relaxed, low-key mode) and together they solve a murder. Though Edwards includes elements of slapstick, he actually puts together a fairly involving mystery plot and a compelling cast of characters, including Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, and Dermot Mulroney. But this is Garner's film, aided by a surprisingly likable Willis performance. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Bruce WillisTom Mix
James GarnerWyatt Earp
Malcolm McDowellAlfie Alperin
Mariel HemingwayCheryl King
Kathleen QuinlanNancy Shoemaker
Jennifer EdwardsVictoria Alperin
Patricia HodgeChristina Alperin
Richard BradfordCaptain Blackworth
M. Emmet WalshChief Marvin Dibner
Joe DallesandroDutch Kieffer
Andreas KatsulasArthur
Dann FlorekMarty Goldberg
Michael C. GwynneMooch
Dermot MulroneyMichael Alperin
Glenn ShadixRoscoe Arbuckle

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Blake Edwards
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 107 mins
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 29, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 22, 2001
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