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The Frisco Kid
- Gene Wilder

Overview - In Robert Aldrich's hysterical comedic Western THE FRISCO KID, a sweetly innocent Polish rabbi, Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder), travels through 1850s America toward his new congregation and wife in San Francisco. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with an inept bank robber, Tommy (Harrison Ford).  Read more...

 
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Overview

In Robert Aldrich's hysterical comedic Western THE FRISCO KID, a sweetly innocent Polish rabbi, Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder), travels through 1850s America toward his new congregation and wife in San Francisco. Along the way, he forms an uneasy alliance with an inept bank robber, Tommy (Harrison Ford). As Avram teaches Tommy about the Torah, Tommy instructs Avram on how to handle a gun, and the two cut a meandering, pratfall-filled path across the wild West, encountering Indians, settlers, and merciless outlaws. Aldrich (TOO LATE THE HERO, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?), a master of the penetrating psychodrama, the rousing war saga, and the icy, violent noir, here slips the standard Western concoction a dizzying, hilarious mickey of slapstick humor with his two feckless protagonists, played with gusto and perfect timing by Wilder and Ford.

Cast List

Maury Winetrobe
Robert Aldrich - American Director
Terence Marsh - Prod. Designer/Writer
Gene Wilder - Actor/Director/Writer
Jerry Silberman - Actor/Director/Writer
Gerald Silberman - Actor/Director/Writer
Leo Fuchs - Actor - not the same as Leo L. Fuchs
Penny Peyser - American TV/Film Actress
Frank DeVol
Josan F. Russo - Production Designer
George DiCenzo - American Character Actor, THE FRISCO KID (1979)
George Ralph DiCenzo - American Character Actor, THE FRISCO KID (1979)
George Di'Cenzo - American Character Actor, THE FRISCO KID (1979)
Val Bisoglio - Supporting Actor
William Smith - Supporting Actor
Robert B. Hauser - American Diretor of Photography
Robert Hauser - American Diretor of Photography
Mace Neufeld - Producer/Executive
Frank Shaw - Screenwriter\"Frisco Kid"
Harrison Ford - American actor, STAR WARS series/INDIANA JONES series
Ramon Bieri - Supporting Actor
Irving C. Rosenblum - Editor
Jack Somack
Michael Elias - American Screenwriter

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 121
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012569734036
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2006

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Notes:
Other cast includes: Leo Fuchs (Chief Rabbi); Jack Somack (Samuel Bender); Beege Barkett (Sarah Mindl); Shay Duffin (O'Leary); Wwalter Janowitz; Joe Kapp; Henry Rowland; John Steadman and Steffen Zacharias. Another name for the film was "No Knife."

 
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