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
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.
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
Casting: Patricia Mock
Director of photography: John Coquillon
Original music composer: Bob Dylan
Runtime: 106 min
Country: USA, Mexico
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color (Metrocolor)