Shortly after Michael J. Pollard exploded onto the scene in his Academy Award-nominated role in Bonnie and Clyde, the actor took on another folk hero and renegade, Billy the Kid, in his own inimitable style. Recounting Billy's formative years, this depiction of "The Kid" is stripped of the glamour and romance of legend. A stunning performance in a film that deserves to be rediscovered, directed by Stan Dragoti with support from Gary Busey, Richard Evans, and Lee Purcell. Newly remastered.
DIRTY LITTLE BILLY thankfully does not try to glorify its subject. Instead, Billy the Kid (Michael J. Pollard) is depicted as the homicidal mental defective that history has proven him to be. The film recounts Billy's formative years, exploding legends and myths all along the way. The Old West is not prettied up in the least; there seems to be mud everywhere, even in the houses. DIRTY LITTLE BILLY was the last production to be supervised by legendary mogul Jack L. Warner, who had severed his ties with Warner Bros. in 1972 and was releasing through onetime arch rival Columbia Pictures.
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