Wild Wild West (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Garcelle Beauvais Girl In Water Tower
Kenneth Branagh Dr. Arliss Loveless
M. Emmet Walsh Coleman
Rodney Grant Hudson
Salma Hayek Rita Escobar
Kevin Kline Artemus Gordon / President Grant
Ted Levine Gen. McGrath
Bai Ling Miss East, Dr. Loveless' Personal Assistant
Will Smith James T. West
Musetta Vander Munitia
Movie Details
Genre Western; Sci-Fi
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 107 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Yet another TV series is revived for the big screen, as Will Smith and Kevin Kline join forces as James T. West and Artemus Gordon, the most sophisticated government agents of the 1860's, in the film adaptation of The Wild Wild West. West and Gordon represent two opposite ends of the personality scale: West is a smooth-talking charmer and man of action who prefers to shoot first and ask questions much, much later; while Gordon is intensely methodical and cerebral, with a genius for gadgets and mechanical innovations. They're brought together by no less an authority than the President of the United States to track down an evil genius named Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh). Loveless was once an honored military leader and inventor until one of his schemes went awry and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Driven mad by the experience, Loveless is determined to get revenge on the United States by assassinating the President, using a 60-foot tall mechanical spider. Assisting Loveless is a team of beautiful female criminals, Miss East (Bai Ling), Amazonia (Frederique Van Der Wal), Munitia (Musetta Vander) and Miss Lippenreider (Sofia Eng). As the initially suspicious West and Gordon learn to work together, they also find themselves helped by an attractive woman, Rita Escobar (Salma Hayek), who has her own bone to pick with Loveless. Wild Wild West reunites star Will Smith with director Barry Sonnenfeld, who previously worked together on the hit Men In Black (1997). Wild Wild West features a hip-hop theme song from one-time Fresh Prince Smith, along with a more traditional Western score from composer Elmer Bernstein. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85 Wide Screen
UPC 085391717522
Release Date 11/30/1999
Subtitles Arabic; Bulgarian; English; English for the hearing impaired; Romanian
Audio Tracks English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen