Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

  • 1973
  • R
  • 106 min
  • USA, Mexico
  • biography, drama, western

An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer

Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado, Chill Wills

Sam Peckinpah tips his hat in mournful salute to the bygone West in this somber showdown, pitting a James Coburn against Kris Kristofferson in a meditative game of cat and mouse.

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  • Sam Peckinpah
    Sam Peckinpah
    David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 - December 28, 1984) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre. Peckinpah's films generally deal with the...

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Tagline: Best of enemies. Deadliest of friends.

Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: biography, drama, western

Categories: manhunt, outlaw, revisionist western, gun duel, bounty hunter, sheriff, old friend, new mexico, governor, lawman, changing times, aging, target practice, card playing, cat and mouse, 1880s, lincoln county war, machismo, brothel, fort sumner, playing poker


Producer: Gordon Carroll

Editor: David Berlatsky, Garth Craven, Tony de Zarraga, Richard Halsey, Roger Spottiswoode, Robert L. Wolfe

Casting: Patricia Mock

Director of photography: John Coquillon

Original music composer: Bob Dylan

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 106 min

Country: USA, Mexico

Language: English

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color (Metrocolor)