THEY BROKE EVERY RULE, LOVED EVERY WOMAN, TOOK EVERY RISK AND SOLVED THE MOST SHOCKING MURDER IN THE HISTORY OF BEVERLY HILLS. AND IT’S ALL TRUE. GIVE OR TAKE A LIE OR TWO.
In the 1920s, legendary sheriff Wyatt Earp (James Garner) is hired as a technical advisor for a movie where Tom Mix (Bruce Willis) is playing him; the pair of them also get involved in a real murder case. Blake Edwards’s film is a strange hybrid between action movie and comedy that has too little of both ingredients; it is also unnecessarily bloody and dark at times. Garner reprises his role from Hour of the Gun (1967) and feels very much at home, but Willis is a dull Mix and the Hollywood mystery they’re investigating never takes flight.
1988-U.S. 107 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Blake Edwards. Cast: Bruce Willis (Tom Mix), James Garner (Wyatt Earp), Malcolm McDowell (Alfie Alperin), Mariel Hemingway, Jennifer Edwards, Kathleen Quinlan.
Trivia: The story is fiction, but the real-life Mix and Earp were actually friends.
Razzie: Worst Director.