Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Poster

Release Date: 1973

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Coburn) is ordered by Governor Wallace (Jason Robards) to go after the outlaw Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) because the cattle businessmen want him caught. Although Garrett and Billy are old friends, the lawman must abide by his duty. However, Garrett and his deputies have great difficulty catching Billy, who is very cunning. Along the way, Billy also gains the assistance of Alias (Bob Dylan), a mysterious knife-wielding stranger.

Cast: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Jason Robards, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado, Slim Pickens, Chill Wills

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Genres: Western

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Pursuit, Rivalry, Gritty, Suspenseful


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)