TV Movie | Not Rated | | Drama, Western
Fact-based biography of early film Producer and Director Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tilghman was a real-life cowboy, who rode with the Earps and faced down countless bad guys. When he ... See full summary »
Film scouts came to Oklahoma for possible locations but Alberta, Canada, was chosen to save money. Elliott quit the project over this since TNT had agreed to shoot in Oklahoma as an early condition of Elliott's involvement. Director Harrison convinced him to return but he has said that his biggest regret on this movie was not shooting it in on location. The film did have its premiere in a theater in Oklahoma City, and Elliott attended.
I never seen a town I couldn't handle.
Zoe: Well, aren't you just God Almighty!
Bill Tilghman: Oh, now simmer down, Zoe...
Zoe: That's right; I fergot - You rode with th' Earps, partnered with Masterson, captured Cattle Annie and Little Britches, brought in the Wild Bunch -...
Tilghman refers to "Wild Bill" Hickok as William B. Hickok, when his real name was James B. Hickok.