Oscar-winner James Coburn portrays legendary outlaw Billy the Kid's childhood friend, Pat Garrett. Now a law-abiding sheriff, he arrests Billy for murder. Sentenced to hang, Billy escapes in a hail of gunfire forcing Pat to hunt him down. Directed by acclaimed action director Sam Peckinpah ("The Wild Bunch," "Straw Dogs"). Starring Coburn ("The Great Escape," "The Magnificent Seven"), Kris Kristofferson ("A Star is Born"), Oscar-winner Jason Robards ("Philadelphia," "All the President's Men"), Oscar-nominee Katy Jurado ("High Noon") and Oscar-winner Chill Wills ("The Alamo," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). With Harry Dean Stanton ("Alien," "Kelly's Heroes"), Slim Pickens ("Dr. Strangelove") and folk-legend Bob Dylan. Featuring Dylan's smash hit, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: 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.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
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- English (Stereo)
French (Subtitles, Stereo), Japanese (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.