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"The most outrageous of 'em all."
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.1  (12,466)
  • 66

Bronco Billy is a 1980 comedy-drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the film as the titular character, Bronco Billy McCoy. The film follows the adventures of Bronco Billy and his Wild West Show, a traveling circus that features cowboy stunts and various performances that depict the Wild West era. The film begins with Bronco Billy and his circus traveling through a small town in the American West, and the audience is introduced to the various members of the circus, including a knife-throwing expert, an Indian warrior, a sharpshooter, and a bearded lady. As the show progresses, it becomes clear that the circus is experiencing financial troubles, and that the performances are failing to draw in large crowds.

In an effort to save the show, Bronco Billy and his assistant Lefty LeBow (Geoffrey Lewis) decide to recruit a new member to the circus, and they stumble upon Antoinette Lilly (played by Sondra Locke), a wealthy heiress who has run away from her overbearing fiancé. Bronco Billy invites Antoinette to join the circus, but she is initially reluctant because she has no experience as a performer.

Despite her reservations, Antoinette eventually agrees to join the circus and begins to learn the various routines and stunts. Along the way, she begins to develop feelings for Bronco Billy, who is initially oblivious to her affections. Meanwhile, the circus continues to struggle financially, and Bronco Billy is forced to take desperate measures in order to keep the show afloat.

As the story unfolds, the audience is treated to a series of comedic and dramatic scenes that showcase the various talents of the performers in the circus. Bronco Billy himself is portrayed as a lovable but flawed character, a former shoe salesman who has pursued his dream of becoming a cowboy performer despite his lack of actual cowboy skills.

Ultimately, the film is a story about the importance of following one's dreams and never giving up on what one truly believes in. Despite the many setbacks and challenges that the characters face, they remain committed to their work and to each other, and they manage to pull off a successful performance at the end of the film.

Overall, Bronco Billy is a charming and lighthearted film that showcases Eastwood's talents both as an actor and as a director. The film is filled with laughs, romance, and thrilling action sequences, and it is sure to appeal to fans of classic westerns and circus shows alike.

Bronco Billy is a 1980 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 66.

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    6.1  (12,466)
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