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Cleavon Little plays an escaped black convict who ends up being given the poison chalice job of the new Rockridge Sheriff by scheming railroad developer and politician Hedley LaMarr (Harvey Korman). Notionally sent in to protect the ungrateful Rockridge community from marauding gangs, his only ally turns out to be alcoholic former gunslinger The Waco Kid (Gene Wilder). Though initially expressing racial prejudice the townsfolk eventually adopt the Sheriff to help them outwit Hedley LaMarr, deciding to construct an exact replica of their town to fool the invading posse. The film descends into postmodern chaos as the action spills out of the film set into wider Hollywood.
Welcome to the Western only Mel Brooks could create. Voted number 6 on AFI’s100 Years…100 Laughs, this comedy classic stars Cleavon Little andGene Wilder as a sheriff and sharpshooter defending a small town fromvillains Slim Pickens and Harvey Korman. Featuring a brilliant cast thatincludes Brooks and an Oscar®-nominated Madeline Kahn and loaded withone-liners, gags and cameos, this breakthrough parody still breaks therules, breaks stereotypes and breaks wind, all in one sitting. See itagain and be offended like it’s the first time!
Run time 1 hour and 33 minutes
Number of discs 1
Media Format PAL, Subtitled
Language English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Actors Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
Aspect Ratio 16:9 – 1.78:1
Studio Warner Home Video