Bronco Billy

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

A disarming movie, standing somewhere between a comic, contemporary version of The Outlaw Josey Wales (bunch of no-hopers finding fulfilment together) and Frank Capra (good 'little people', runaway heiress, scheming Eastern bureaucrats). Basically, it's the charming tale of a New Jersey shoe-salesman who fantasises about being a cowboy, and takes a group of assorted weirdos on the road with a travelling show. Not a lot to it in terms of plot, but Eastwood manages to both undermine and celebrate his character's fantasy life, while offering a few gentle swipes at contemporary America (the Stars and Stripes tent sewn together by mental hospital inmates). Fragile, fresh, and miles away from his hard-nosed cop thrillers, it's the sort of film only he would, and could, make.


Release details

119 mins

Cast and crew

Clint Eastwood
Dennis Hackin
Hank Worden
Sierra Pecheur
Bill McKinney
Geoffrey Lewis
Sam Bottoms
Sondra Locke
Dan Vadis
Woodrow Parfrey
Scatman Crothers
Clint Eastwood
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