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Die beiden Agenten James West und der Marshal Artemus Gordon könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein. Doch gemeinsam müssen sie dem US-Präsidenten helfen, das Verschwinden von mehreren Top-Wissenschaftlern aufzuklären. Sie stoßen auf den. Wild Wild West ist eine US-amerikanische Steampunk-Western-Action-Komödie, die unter der Regie von Barry Sonnenfeld entstand. Der Film startete am. Wild Wild West steht für: Originaltitel von Verrückter wilder Westen, US-amerikanische Fernsehserie (–); Wild Wild West (Film), US-amerikanischer. Wild Wild West. ()IMDb h 41minX-Ray. US Marshall, Jim West, and inventor Artemus Gordon have been teamed up by President Ulysses S. Grant. Wild Wild West ein Film von Barry Sonnenfeld mit Will Smith, Kevin Kline. Inhaltsangabe: Die Vereinigten Staaten im Wilden Westen von Die beiden.
Wild Wild West liegt alle Hoffnung von Präsident Grant auf dem erfindungsreichen U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon und dem legendären Revolverhelden "West. Wild Wild West. Helena Kibler 0 Kommentare. Kreativ und innovativ wollte Regisseur Barry Sonnenfeld wohl sein und krempelte das klassische. Wild Wild West. ()IMDb h 41minX-Ray. US Marshall, Jim West, and inventor Artemus Gordon have been teamed up by President Ulysses S. Grant. Wild Wild West liegt alle Hoffnung von Präsident Grant auf dem erfindungsreichen U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon und dem legendären Revolverhelden "West. Wild Wild West. Helena Kibler 0 Kommentare. Kreativ und innovativ wollte Regisseur Barry Sonnenfeld wohl sein und krempelte das klassische. Jetzt liegt alle Hoffnung von Präsident Grant auf dem erfindungsreichen U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon und dem legendären Revolverhelden "West. Jim West"! Wild Wild West. 45 Bewertungen. Veröffentlicht 1 Jan. Warner Bros. Wähle eine Version aus. Der Wunschliste hinzufügen. Beschreibung. Amerika, kurz. Loveless played by Kenneth Branagh. That could have been better. According to the TV movie The Wild Wild West RevisitedLoveless eventually here in from ulcersbrought on by the frustration of having his plans consistently foiled by West and Gordon. Back to the Wild Wild West. This section may contain an excessive amount of intricate source that may interest only a particular audience. However, despite a CBS mandate to tone down the mayhem, "The Night of the Egyptian Queen" aired November 15, contains perhaps the series' most ferocious barroom brawl.
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Another 6 nominations. Edit Cast Complete series cast summary: Robert Conrad Jim West episodes, Ross Martin Artemus Gordon episodes, Dick Cangey Learn more More Like This.
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The Time Tunnel — Action Adventure Sci-Fi. The Rat Patrol — Action Drama War. Edit Storyline James West and Artemus Gordon are two agents of President Grant who take their splendidly appointed private train through the west to fight evil.
Taglines: Home on the range was never like this. In color. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Robert Conrad has stated that the very tight pants he wore on the show often split open during action scenes.
This is especially obvious in several wide angle shots of fight scenes in which Conrad's period incorrect Jockey shorts are clearly visible.
Goofs Most of the male characters were clean shaven. That wasn't the fashion style of that era. Crazy Credits The opening credits as originally designed for the pilot and included on the season 1 DVD show the animated cowboy knocking down the woman trying to stab him.
In the first season as aired, the cowboy kisses the woman, who dreamily turns away instead of trying to stab him. Later episodes reinstated the cowboy knocking the woman down.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Robert Conrad's name was also set in this font. Ross Martin's name was set in the font Bracelet which resembles newer fonts named Tuscan Ornate and Romantiques.
All episode titles, writer and director credits, guest cast and crew credits were set in Barnum. The series is generally set during the presidency of Ulysses S.
Grant from —77; occasional episodes indicate a more precise date:. Some episodes were considered violent for their time and that, rather than low ratings ultimately was the series' downfall.
In addition to gunplay, there were usually two fight sequences per episode. After Conrad suffered a concussion falling from a chandelier in "The Night of the Fugitives," the network insisted that he defer to a stunt double.
Often, George would start a stunt, such as a high fall or a dive through a window then land behind boxes or off camera where Conrad was hidden and waiting to seamlessly complete the action.
This same ploy was often used by Ross Martin and Bob Herron. This common stunt technique is known by filmmakers as "The Texas Switch.
It was hazardous work. Hughes recalled, "We had a lot of crashes. We used to say, 'Roll the cameras and call the ambulances!
Robert Conrad: 6-inch fracture of the skull, high temporal concussion, partial paralysis. Ross Martin: broken leg.
A broken skull for Red West. Broken leg for Jimmy George. Broken arm for Jack Skelly. And Michael Dunn: head injury and a spinal sprain.
He did his own stunts. And on and on. Following the assassinations of Dr. One of the questions it tackled was if violence on television was a contributing factor to violence in American society.
This also included graphic news coverage of the Vietnam War. The television networks, anticipating these allegations, moved to curtail violence on their entertainment programs before the start of the season.
However, despite a CBS mandate to tone down the mayhem, "The Night of the Egyptian Queen" aired November 15, contains perhaps the series' most ferocious barroom brawl.
A later memo attached to the shooting script of "The Night of Miguelito's Revenge" aired December 13, reads: "Note to Directors: The producer respectfully asks that no violent acts be shot which are not depicted in the script or discussed beforehand.
Most particularly stay away from gratuitous ad-libs, such as slaps, pointing of firearms or other weapons at characters especially in close quarters , kicks and the use of furniture and other objects in fight scenes.
James West rarely wears a gun in these episodes, and rather than the usual fisticuffs, fight sequences involved tossing, tackling or body blocking the villains.
The most caustic of the commissioners, Rep. Hale Boggs D-La. Three months later, in March , Sen. John O.
Pastore D-R. Congress's concern was shared by the public: in a nationwide poll, After being excoriated by the two committees, networks scrambled to expunge violence from their programming.
The Wild Wild West received its cancellation notice in mid-February, even before Pastore's committee convened. It was seen by the network as a gesture of good intentions.
Conrad denounced Pastore for many years but in other interviews he admitted that it probably was time to cancel the series because he felt that he and the stunt men were pushing their luck.
He also believed the role had hurt his craft. I jumped off roofs and spent all my time with the stuntmen instead of other actors.
I thought that's what the role demanded. That role had no dimension other than what it was—a caricature of a performance.
It was a comic strip character. It was reasonably popular but has not been seen on British terrestrial television since the early s. Curiously, none of these featured Dr.
CBS-TV was never really very eager to cancel this series, since over a four-year run that began in the Wild Wild West had been a solid winner in the ratings.
Cancellation came mainly because CBS officials were concerned about the criticism over televised violence and to a lesser degree because Robert Conrad had grown slightly weary of the role of James West.
None of the replacements have done nearly as well and, as a result, all of the Friday programs suffered.
That fall, CBS put the program into syndication , giving it new life on local stations across the country. This further antagonized the anti-violence lobby, since the program was now broadcast weekdays and often after school.
The suit said the series "contains fictionalized violence and horror harmful to the mental health and well-being of minor children", and should not air before 9 pm.
Corporan, was quoted as saying, "Since programs directed specifically at children are broadcast in the late afternoon by three other TV stations, it is our purpose to counter-program with programming not directed specifically at children.
Court of Appeals upheld the district court decision dismissing the suit on the grounds that FIT had not exhausted the administrative remedies available to them.
By then, WTOP had stopped broadcasting the series altogether. In Los Angeles, such shows opened with a cautionary announcement: "Parents — we wish to advise that because of violence or other possible harmful elements, certain portions of the following program may not be suitable for young children.
By then The Wild Wild West was running on 99 local stations. By the spring of the original series was still carried on 74 local stations.
In the late s the series was still seen on local stations in Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, among other cities.
Significantly, WGN Chicago , which carried the show at 10 a. The series was dropped from WGN soon after.
Hallmark Channel aired the series in as part of its slate of Saturday afternoon Westerns but dropped it after only a few weeks.
While the series became scarce on television, each season was released on DVD, beginning with season one in and concluding with the final season early in see below.
In it was announced that the series was being prepped for Blu-ray. On January 1, , MeTV began running the series weekday afternoons again, starting with second season color episodes.
It no longer airs on MeTV as of September It also airs in the United Kingdom as of on the Horror Channel on Sky channel , Virgin channel , Freeview channel 70 and Freesat channel Michael Dunn, who played Dr.
Loveless in the original show, had died in Loveless planned to substitute clones for the crowned heads of Europe and the President of the United States.
This plot is similar to the second-season episode "The Night of the Brain". Most of the exterior filming took place at Old Tucson Studios where there were still many "Old West" buildings and a functioning steam train and tracks.
Ross Martin said, "We worked on a lot of the same sets at the studio, including the interiors of the old train.
The script, unlike the old shows, is played strictly for comedy. It calls for us to be ten years older than when we were last seen.
There are a lot more laughs than adventure. Paradine planned world conquest using a formula for invisibility recalling the first-season episode "The Night of the Burning Diamond".
Both films were directed by veteran comedy Western director Burt Kennedy and written by William Bowers in the latter case with Tony Kayden, from a story by Bowers ; neither Kennedy nor Bowers worked on the original series.
Beauchamp of a short story by Beauchamp. Conrad was later quoted in Cinefantastique about these films: "We all got along fine with each other when we did these, but I wasn't happy with them only because CBS imposed a lot of restrictions on us.
They never came up to the level of what we had done before. Warner Bros. Finally in , a theatrical feature-length film loosely based on the series was released as Wild Wild West without the definite article used in the series title.
Co-produced and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld , the film made substantial changes to the characters of the series, such as re-imagining James West as a black man played by Will Smith and Artemus Gordon played by Kevin Kline as egotistical and bitterly competitive with West.
Additionally, significant changes were made to Dr. Loveless played by Kenneth Branagh. No longer a dwarf, he was portrayed as a double amputee with no legs and confined in a steam-powered wheelchair similar to that employed by the villain in the episode "The Night of the Brain".
Loveless' first name was changed from Miguelito to Arliss and was given the motive of a bitter Southerner who sought revenge on the North after the American Civil War.
Robert Conrad was reportedly offered the role of President Grant, but turned it down. He was outspoken in his criticism of the new film, which was now little more than a comedic Will Smith showcase with almost nothing in common with the original action-adventure series.
In a New York Post interview July 3, , Conrad stated that he disliked the film and that contractually he was owed a share of money on merchandising that he was unpaid.
He also had a long-standing feud with producer Jon Peters , which may have colored his opinion.
He was also offended at the racial aspects of the film, as well as the casting of Branagh as a double amputee, rather than a little-person actor, in the role of Loveless.
Conrad took special delight in accepting the Golden Raspberry Awards for the film in I made a mistake on Wild Wild West.
That could have been better. And now I get it. It's like, 'That's my baby! I put my blood, sweat and tears into that! Conrad for that because I didn't realize.
I was young and immature. So much pain and joy went into [my series] The Fresh Prince that my greatest desire would be that it's left alone.
Although it was touted as a special 40th anniversary edition, it appeared 41 years after the show's debut. Robert Conrad recorded audio introductions for all 28 first-season episodes, plus a commentary track for the pilot.
The second season was released on DVD on March 20, ; the third season was released on November 20, ; and the fourth and final season was released on March 18, None of the later season sets contained bonus material.
A disc complete series set was released on November 4, On May 12, , CBS Home Entertainment released a repackaged version of the complete series set, at a lower price, but did not include the bonus disc that was part of the original complete series set.
All of the episodes are presented in English with French subtitles, and several episode titles differ in translation from the original English titles.
Both TV movies are included as extras, but only in French-dubbed versions. A sequel to the TV series, it involved Dr. Loveless in a conspiracy to assassinate President Grant and the President of Brazil and put the Knights of the Golden Circle into power.
The characters of Voltaire and Antoinette were prominent here, despite their respective early departures from Dr.
Loveless' side in the original program. A review from the Mile High Comics site states: "This mini-series perfectly captures the fun mixture of western and spy action that marked the ground-breaking s TV series.
President Lincoln states his famous quip that, if General U. Grant is a drunk, he should send whatever he's drinking to his other less successful generals.
As with many television series, The Wild Wild West had several merchandise tie-ins during its run. These are listed below.
I watched both in syndication in the '70s. Wild Wild West was really interesting, that combination of genres—a Western and secret agent, and they dabbled in the occult and paranormal.
I really wanted to do a new version for CBS. I still think it's a great property. Someday I hope to go back to it. A fan-produced webseries titled Back to the Wild Wild West began production in November , but apparently has been stalled.
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