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Frisco Kid

 

Frisco Kid (1979)

Directed by
Robert Aldrich 

Writing credits
Michael Elias  and Frank Shaw

Plot Outline: Gene Wilder is wonderful as a rabbi who is set to lead a new congregation in San Francisco....the only problem is crossing the Old West without any money. Along comes Harrison Ford who joins with Wilder to form a true "ODD COUPLE" that must avoid thieves and mad Indians to try to make it across the country.

Cast:
Gene Wilder
Harrison Ford

Rating: PG

Interesting Note: According to Gene Wilder's autobiography, John Wayne was offered the part that was eventually played by Harrison Ford. The Duke loved the role and was willing to star with Gene Wilder. However an agent tried to offer John Wayne less than his usual fee and the legendary actor turned the film down.