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Billy the Kid [VHS]

4 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Val Kilmer, Ed Adams, Rene Auberjonois, Andrew Bicknell, Richard Blake
  • Directors: William A. Graham
  • Writers: Gore Vidal
  • Producers: Frank von Zerneck, Robert M. Sertner
  • Format: Color, EP, NTSC
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: March 24, 1993
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6301415116
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,190 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Jan Wilson on October 26, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This is not a glossey high amp western with a great sound track like the Young guns set. It doesn't even cover much of the Lincoln county war. What it does have though is a somber and gritty realism. What it covers of the kids life is historically pretty accurate.I gave this film four stars because of the fine portrayal of the kid by Val Kilmer. He shows him as a some what awkward troubled adolecent with a wry sense of humor. And when he has the famous portrait done,with that toothy grin, he really could pass for William H. Bonney.I recommend this movie for those who don't require constant action and would enjoy a good historic story.
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By A Customer on February 28, 1999
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There was Young Guns 1 and 2, which were certainly much more funner to watch, and then there's Val Kilmer's take on Billy the Kid. This movie is rather lackluster, but all in all, a pretty good western. Val does a good job portraying the Kid, and Duncan Regher plays a convincing slow and lanky Pat Garret. The thing I liked about it was that the history of the Kid and other characters is pretty darn accurate, more so than the Young Guns movies. A good watch but I don't know if you could get into it more than twice.
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Finally found this movie on Amazon, quality on VHS not the best, but you cannot find this movie on line any where. One, at least for me, one of the best Billy the Kid films made. Wish it was on DVD. If you like Val Kilmer, check this out, a good portrayal of the Kid.
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Billy the Kid, 1989 film

Sheriff Brady and his posse head to their ranch. Mr. Tunstall said his store was taken over, and now it’s the ranch. There’s not much law in 1879 New Mexico. Sheriff Brady has a Writ of Attachment for Tunstall’s ranch. Tunstall rides to see the Territorial Governor, but he is shot down on the road! “In the midst of life there is death.” Billy and his friends arrive in Lincoln. Billy is warned, Brady knows he is a witness to Tunstall’s murder. Billy and his friends act first. Dolan orders the capture of Billy “dead or alive”. Billy and his friend ride to Fort Sumner. Pat Garrett owns a tavern and was just married. Billy finds a girlfriend. Billy wins dealing 3-card Monte. Billy is promised a pardon by Governor Lew (“Ben Hur”) Wallace if he testifies against Tunstall’s killers.

A man bets Billy about killing a man that night; Joe Grant loses. Things have changed in Lincoln. Billy returns to the courthouse; visitors turn in their guns. Governor Wallace wants to break up the Santa Fe Ring. Billy worked as a ranch hand and gambler since age 12. Will Wallace keep his promise? Billy is arrested after living up to his side of the agreement. Did Wallace lie to him? Pat Garrett asks for the job of Sheriff. Mr. Maxwell backs Garrett. A newspaper reports John Chisum’s herd was stolen. Billy gets a photograph; he is advised to go to Old Mexico. The newspapers report stories about Billy. Garrett tells people he will arrest Billy. Billy and his gang steal cattle to make their living. The newspapers popularize Billy the Kid. Garrett has a lead on Billy. There is an ambush by the lawmen. “Where’s Billy?” He and his friends are hiding in an old cabin. They were followed by an experienced tracker.

Garrett says to wait them out. [Who is colder?
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By A Customer on February 17, 2001
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This movie was pretty good, and I speacially like how they had Billy not drink much in the beginning. Sadly, they did the traditional thing and made Billy have very few partners. In the movie, Billy and Tom kill Brady and one deputy, in actuality, Billy, Jose Chavez Y Chavez, and 4 other regulators killed Brady and 3 deputies. I also hate how they skip the entire Lincoln county war.
Kilmer did good as Billy, but they made him too cold blooded. I admit, Billy wasn't a romeo or a Robin Hood, but Billy was not cruel! Every man he killed had it coming to them. In the movie they made Billy get mad fast and in the end he drank alot, where as in reality he didn't drink and he wasn't easily angered(or there'd have been alot more people killed by him).
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