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Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 June 1999 (USA)
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The two best special agents in the Wild West must save President Grant from the clutches of a diabolical, wheelchair-bound, steampunk-savvy, Confederate scientist bent on revenge for losing the Civil War.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Jim Thomas (story), John Thomas (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... James West
Kevin Kline ... Artemus Gordon / President Grant
Kenneth Branagh ... Dr. Arliss Loveless
Salma Hayek ... Rita Escobar
M. Emmet Walsh ... Coleman
Ted Levine ... General McGrath
Frederique Van Der Wal ... Amazonia (as Frederique van der Wal)
Musetta Vander ... Munitia
Sofia Eng ... Miss Lippenrieder
Bai Ling ... Miss East
Garcelle Beauvais ... Girl In Water Tower
Mike H. McGaughy Mike H. McGaughy ... Big Reb (as Mike McGaughy)
Jerry Wills Jerry Wills ... Other Reb
Rodney A. Grant ... Hudson
Buck Taylor ... Eye-Crossed Reb
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Storyline

Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses S Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington, D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines. Written by Chris Turner <theaten@earthlink.net> and J. Kyle

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It doesn't get any wilder than this. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence, sex references and innuendo | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Wild West See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,687,484, 4 July 1999

Gross USA:

$113,804,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$222,104,681
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Conrad was initially approached by Barry Sonnenfeld to make a cameo appearance as President Ulysses S. Grant. He turned down the offer after reading the script, due to what he felt was its poor quality and lack of loyalty for the original series, on which it was based. See more »

Goofs

When James West recovers after being shot he opens his vest to reveal the chainmail lining that saved his life. However he plucks the bullet from the side that was against his body, when it would have been trapped in the outer side that was woven into his vest. See more »

Quotes

Capt. James West: [Whistles] I'd like to have everyone's attention for a moment. It seems we have had series of major misunderstandings here tonight. First of all, the whole "drummin' on the boobies" thing. Now in my native land...
Someone in crowd: Georgia?
Capt. James West: Africa. We use drums to communicate between villages. And as you can see by this gal, we could communicate all the way to Baton Rouge. Hell, on a clear night, we might even get Galveston. All I was saying to the gal was, "Hi, how ya doing? My name's Jim. How's your momma?" ...
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Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Wanted
Performed by Kel Spencer featuring Richie Sambora
Written by Rick Dutch Cousin (as R. Cousin), Kel Spencer (as L. Bennett), Jon Bon Jovi (as J. Bongiovi), Richie Sambora (as R. Sambora), and 'Tamara Savage' (as T. Savage)
Produced by Rick Dutch Cousin (as Dutch)
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bad!
19 June 2002 | by MheywoodSee all my reviews

I love the original show, but this remake stunk. Everything about it was bad from the story to the actors picked. The story could have worked if they made this movie into a space adventure or futuristic flick. A giant at-at walker type spider? huh! I wish they stayed more to the original including a white actor for Jim West(I am black and did not feel Will fit the role)and not get to far ahead of themselves in technology.This was a horrible movie as a "wild wild west" but could have worked as a sci fi/future thriller.


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