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Bronco Billy

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Romance, Action/Adventure
Release Date:January 1, 1980
Running time:116 minutes
Cast:Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney
Director:Clint Eastwood
Producer:Robert Daley
Writer:Dennis Hackin
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: Bronco Billy stars Clint Eastwood (who also directed) as the impresario of a seedy wild west show. Going along for the ride is spoiled socialite Sondra Locke, who is initiated by being pressed into service as the wrong end of a knife-throwing act. The rest of the troupe, like Eastwood himself, are losers in life who yearn for the freedom and opportunity of the long-gone Old West. Despite its raucous ad campaign, Bronco Billy is at base a wistful character study, avoiding the usual trappings of car chases and redneck villains and offering quiet chuckles instead of belly laughs. Unfortunately it failed to click with the public, compelling Eastwood to temporarily return to his old crash-bang-pow formula in his next few films.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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