The Frisco Kid PG

The Frisco Kid
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 English
    • Mono 1.0 French

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten50%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 26

Upright66%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,558
There's no shortage of talent in The Frisco Kid, but it's the wrong talent for the wrong material. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The Frisco Kid just misses being very good, perhaps because although Wilder is funny and endearing, we never quite believe in the character he plays. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Dec 12, 2018
Rating: 2/5 -- A weakly scripted, largely unfunny comedy-western intermittently helped by Gene Wilder's then-considerable charm. Full Review
TV Guide
Dec 12, 2018
Rating: 2/4 -- The Wilder character has a sweetness, a niceness, that's interesting for the character but doesn't seem to work with this material. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Rating: 2/5 -- A comedy drama that isn't as comic as it thinks it is, nor as dramatic as it should be. Full Review
Radio Times
Dec 12, 2018
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The Frisco Kid is, all pratfalls and tuchus jokes aside, the quintessential "Torah "movie. Full Review
Bangitout.com
Dec 1, 2009
Though Robert Aldrich can be a capable director of action yarns (The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard), one would never guess it after sitting through this aimless, interminable (122 minutes) mess. Full Review
People Magazine
Dec 12, 2018

Product Description:

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.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Frisco Kid, The
It's 1850 and new rabbi Avram Belinski sets out from Philadelphia toward San Francisco. Cowpoke bandit Tom Lillard hasn't seen a rabbi before. But he knows when one needs a heap of help. And getting this tenderfoot to Frisco in one piece will cause a heap of trouble - with the law, Native Americans and a bunch of killers.
Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford are one feisty team as rabbi and rescuer in this rough-'n'-ready romp that rivals Wilder's earlier Blazing Saddles in Wild West hilarity. Director Robert Aldrich is a seasoned hand at blending roughhouse and laughter, as fans of his earlier The Dirty Dozen and The Longest Yard will attest. With a full posse of screen talents, The Frisco Kid rides tall in the comedy saddle.
Director: Robert Aldrich
Starring: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri

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Production 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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  • Sales Rank: 22,247
  • UPC: 012569734036
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