The Frisco Kid (1979)
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Robert Aldrich returns to the western-spoof genre he'd previously explored in Four for Texas with The Frisco Kid. Gene Wilder plays Polish rabbi Avram Belinsky, who intends to set up a congregation in San Francisco. Eminently unsuited for life in the Old West, poor Avram is victimized by everyone with whom he comes in contact. Salvation arrives in the unlikely form of taciturn bank robber Tommy (Harrison Ford). Incredibly, Tommy takes a liking to the feckless Avram, and together the two men
Jul 13, 1979 Wide
Feb 14, 2006
Warner Home Video
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The Frisco Kid is, all pratfalls and tuchus jokes aside, the quintessential "Torah "movie.
Absurd Western spoof, that relies almost solely on its ethnic brand of humor to get over.
Aldrich was a man's man director; he could direct black comedy, but he had no idea how to handle the straightforward, earnest brand on display here.
Aldrich's film is a timeless classic with a bevy of super performances.
The Frisco Kid made me laugh several times and smile often... I'd say that makes it at least a mildly successful film and a fairly enjoyable one, too.
Robert Aldrich's penultimate film is an easygoing work of some considerable charm that relies far too much on ethnic humor to sit quite as comfortably as it might like.
Cute but forgettable Western comedy.
Ethnic comedy-western with good Wilder-Ford chemistry
The Frisco Kid works thanks to Gene Wilder's jaunty, sweet and convincing triumph of comic bravado.
Funny, it's not. Sometimes stereotypically offensive, it is.
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