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      The Frisco Kid

      PG Released Jul 13, 1979 2h 2m Western Comedy TRAILER for The Frisco Kid: Trailer 1 List The Frisco Kid: Trailer 1 The Frisco Kid: Trailer 1 2:11 View more videos
      54% Tomatometer 28 Reviews 67% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Rabbi Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder) lands in Philadelphia intending to travel to San Francisco, where he plans on starting a synagogue. Quickly relieved of his belongings by a group of con artists, Avram optimistically sets out alone on foot toward the Wild West. He gets into one scrape after another until he is rescued, in a way, by a compassionate horseman named Tommy Lillard (Harrison Ford). Unfortunately, Tommy may not be quite as heroic as he seems, and it is still a long way to California. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Not even a genial Gene Wilder or a dashing Harrison Ford can rescue The Frisco Kid from a monotonous procession of gently comedic sketches that never cohere into a memorable yarn.

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      John Skow TIME Magazine 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. Dec 12, 2018 Full Review Gary Arnold Washington Post Robert Aldrich is an awesomely inappropriate choice to direct an ethnic Western comedy. Nothing in the material appears to stimulate -- or profit from -- Aldrich's erstwhile proficiency with violent or cynical entertainments. Dec 12, 2018 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Frisco Kid remains a series of set pieces, however, and not a cohesive film. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A fairly pleasant time killer. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 17, 2022 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford are quite the duo in The Frisco Kid--it's a shame they didn't work together more. It's one of Wilder's best roles in his career, too. Rated: 4/5 Mar 11, 2022 Full Review Rick Chatenever Santa Cruz Sentinel A nice little ditty that feats neatly in the "mildly amusing" category. Mar 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Embarrassing for all involved. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/15/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite movies as a child. If you love Gene Wilder &/or Harrison Ford, I highly recommend this classic comedy gem👍👍 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member CLASSIC!! Harrison Ford and Gene Wilder have absolutely amazing chemistry together!! I could watch this movie over and over again and never get tired of watching it!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A heartwarming tale that mixes Orthodox Judaism with the Wild Wild West. Harrison Ford after Star Wars, but before Indiana Jones. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review darth darth b As much as the ill-fitting casting inspires hopes of a differing tale, using Gene Wilder as a dramatic source and Harrison Ford as the comic relief was clearly too askew even for veteran director Aldrich to effectively handle, resulting in neither humor or pathos. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A shaggy picaresque, this is the kind of movie I would have watched again and again if I'd caught it on HBO in the 80s. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Rabbi Avram Belinsky (Gene Wilder) lands in Philadelphia intending to travel to San Francisco, where he plans on starting a synagogue. Quickly relieved of his belongings by a group of con artists, Avram optimistically sets out alone on foot toward the Wild West. He gets into one scrape after another until he is rescued, in a way, by a compassionate horseman named Tommy Lillard (Harrison Ford). Unfortunately, Tommy may not be quite as heroic as he seems, and it is still a long way to California.
      Director
      Robert Aldrich
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 13, 1979, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2012
      Runtime
      2h 2m
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