Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

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A former friend betrays a legendary outlaw in Sam Peckinpah's final Western. Holed up in Fort Sumner with his gang between cattle rustlings, Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) ignores the advice of comrade-turned-lawman Pat Garrett (James Coburn) to escape to Mexico, and he winds up in jail in Lincoln, New Mexico. After Billy theatrically escapes, inspiring enigmatic Lincoln resident Alias (Bob Dylan) to join him, the governor (Jason Robards Jr.) and cattle baron Chisum (Barry Sullivan) requisition Garrett to form a posse and hunt him down. Rather than flee to Mexico when he can, Billy heads back to Fort Sumner, meeting his final destiny at the hands of his friend Pat, who, two decades later, is forced to face the consequences of his own Faustian pact with progress. With a script by Rudolph Wurlitzer, Peckinpah uses the historical basis of Billy's death to eulogize the West dreamily yet violently as it is desecrated by corrupt capitalists. Both Pat and Billy know that their time is passing, as surely as Garrett's posse knows that they are participating in a legend. Using familiar Western players like Slim Pickens and Katy Jurado, Peckinpah underscores the West's existence as a media myth, and he even appears himself as a coffin maker. Just as the bloodletting of Peckinpah's earlier The Wild Bunch (1969) invoked the Vietnam War, the casting of Kristofferson and Dylan alluded to the chaotic late '60s/early '70s present; the counterculture has little place in a corporate future. Also like The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett was truncated by its studio; the cuts did nothing to help its box office. Key scenes, particularly the framing story of Garrett's fate, have since been restored to the home-video version. In this director's cut, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid stands as one of Peckinpah's most beautiful and complex films, killing the Western myth even as he salutes it.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
UPC: 0012569516526
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 3:57:00
Sales rank: 17,890

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle; Sam Peckinpah trailer gallery; 2 new featurettes: deconstructing Part and Billy; One Foot in the Groove: Remembering Sam Peckinpah and other things, One For the Money and Sam's Song-original songs performed by Kris Kristofferson and Donny Fritts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Coburn Pat Garrett
Kris Kristofferson Billy The Kid
Bob Dylan Alias
Michael T. Mikler Denver
Sam Peckinpah Will
Rudolph Wurlitzer Tom O'Folliard
Donnie Fritts Beaver
Barry Sullivan Chisum
Rutanya Alda Ruthie Lee
Claudia Bryar Mrs. Horrell
Aurora Clavel Ida Garrett
Elisha Cook Cody
Gene Evans Mr. Horrell
Don Levy Sackett
Jorge Russek Silva
Charles Martin Smith Bowdre
Harry Dean Stanton Luke
Dub Taylor Josh
L.Q. Jones Black Harris
Jason Robards Governor Wallace
John Chandler Norris
Walter Kelley Rupert
Katy Jurado Mrs. Baker
Chill Wills Lemuel
R.G. Armstrong Deputy Ollinger
Luke Askew Eno
John Beck Poe
Richard Bright Holly
Rita Coolidge Maria
Jack Dodson Howland
Jack Elam Alamosa Bill
Emilio Fernandez Paco
Paul Fix Maxwell
Slim Pickens Sheriff Baker
Richard Jaeckel Sheriff Kip McKinney
Matt Clark J.W. Bell

Technical Credits
Sam Peckinpah Director
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
David Berlatsky Editor
Gordon Carroll Producer
John Coquillon Cinematographer
Garth Craven Editor
Tony de Zarraga Editor
Bob Dylan Score Composer,Songwriter
Richard Halsey Editor
Ted Haworth Art Director
A.J. Lohman Special Effects
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Roger Spottiswoode Editor
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer
Jack P. Wilson Makeup
Robert L. Wolfe Editor
Rudolph Wurlitzer Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1. Fowl Killings [3:51]
2. Times Have Changed [3:08]
3. Credits [1:42]
4. New Sheriff's Target [3:11]
5. In Poor Company [3:17]
6. Loco Bob [4:53]
7. Meeting Their Maker [4:37]
8. Smiling When He Left [4:05]
9. Getting a Posse Started [3:51]
10. Dead Inside [3:14]
11. Reward Rejected [3:47]
12. Holes In the Chest [7:04]
13. Baker's Badge [4:15]
14. Hideout Shootout [3:25]
15. Chisum's Regulators [3:30]
16. Garrett and Chisum [6:11]
17. Where To Next [4:00]
18. Keeping Time With Lemuel [3:05]
19. Bullet for Alamosa Bill [4:13]
20. Sociable with Garrett [1:55]
21. When You See Billy [5:15]
22. Ambushing Paco's Ambushers [2:29]
23. Garrett's Rest Stop [4:16]
24. Hope They Spell My Name Right [3:54]
25. Old Pere's House [4:44]
26. Idyll and Vigil [4:10]
27. I Killed the Kid [5:10]
28. End Credits [5:13]
Disc #2 -- Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1. Fowl Killings [6:02]
2. Times Have Changed [4:13]
3. New Sheriff's Target [3:17]
4. In Poor Company [3:53]
5. Loco Bob [5:33]
6. Meeting Their Maker [4:38]
7. Smiling When He Left [4:26]
8. Getting a Posse Started [4:42]
9. Billy [2:02]
10. Reward Rejected [3:21]
11. Holes in the chest [5:57]
12. Baker's Badge [4:35]
13. Hideout Shootout [3:33]
14. Chisum's Regulator's [3:56]
15. Garrett and Chisum [4:38]
16. Where to Next [4:00]
17. Keeping Time With Lamuel [3:26]
18. Bullet for Alamosa Bill [:37]
19. Sociable With Garrett [4:06]
20. When You See Billy [1:25]
21. Poe's Cruel Situation [5:15]
22. Ambushing Paco's Ambushers [2:35]
23. Garrett's Rest Stop [3:09]
24. Hope They Spell My Name Right [3:58]
25. Old Pete's House [3:06]
26. Idyll and Vigil [6:48]
27. I Killed the Kid [4:10]
28. Full Circle [5:48]
29. End Credits [3:52]

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest westerns ever made! Everybody should own a copy of this one.Beautiful film.
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