Friday 6 February 2009

Bronco Billy 1980

Bronco Billy is a 1980 film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood and written by Dennis Hackin. The lead actress was Sondra Locke.
The film revolves around "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show", a run-down traveling circus, the star of which is Bronco Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood), the "fastest gun in the West." For the show's finale, a blindfolded Bronco Billy shoots balloons around a female assistant on a revolving wooden disk, and for the last balloon, he throws a knife. However, the assistant's leg is nicked, so she quits. The show is not making any money, and nobody has been paid for months.

Below: How Bronco Billy would have opened when seen in UK cinemas with its original A certificate

Click below for original Trailer
Bronco Billy 1980 (full art ver’) Clint Eastwood Sondra Locke UK QUAD
Bronco Billy 1980 (red version) Clint Eastwood UK QUAD poster 30x40

Bronco Billy 1980 2 Different film tie in paperbacks
This U.K. paperback was a very strange design as it featured Clint in Rawhide!?

Bronco Billy 1980 Bar Room Buddies 7” Single with Picture Sleeve Clint and Merle Haggard
Bronco Billy 1980 Clint Eastwood Sondra Locke Original Italian locandina poster
Bronco Billy 1980 Clint Eastwood Sondra Locke Original Australian Day bill
Bronco Billy 1980 Colour mounted Slides x 2
Bronco Billy 1980 DVD Clint Eastwood also starring Sondra Locke
Bronco Billy 1980 German full colour Original Brochure
Bronco Billy 1980 German Original film Program
Bronco Billy 1980 Large advertising supplement that appeared in Variety with full artwork and die cut front
Bronco Billy 1980 Lobby set x 12 French
Bronco Billy 1980 Lobby set x 8 German stills
Bronco Billy 1980 FOH Lobby set x 8 10x8
Bronco Billy 1980 Original folded U.S 1 sheet advance poster
Bronco Billy 1980 Original Japanese fully illustrated program
Bronco Billy 1980 Original LP soundtrack with nice gatefold Sleeve
Bronco Billy 1980 Original LP soundtrack with nice gatefold Sleeve (Promotion copy)
Bronco Billy 1980 Original US TV spot 30 16MM
Click below to view TV spot
Bronco Billy 1980 10 x 8 Original Press Stills b/w x 56
Bronco Billy 1980 Original US Press kit, full artwork folder, production notes, 2 x screening tickets
Bronco Billy 1980 UK Original press sheet, full colour art
Bronco Billy 1980 UK original press book
Bronco Billy 1980 UK rare WB promotion colour Booklet
Bronco Billy 1980 US Cowboys and Clowns Original sheet music
Bronco Billy 1980 Ronnie Milsap Single Cowboys and Clowns on RCA Records
Bronco Billy 1980 US Extremely rare Original Rolled Insert Poster absolute Mint condition
Bronco Billy 1980 US large Original Press Book
Bronco Billy 1980 USA Misery and Gin sheet music
Bronco Billy 1980 very good LP-CD conversion, very nice Orig Album sleeve art
Below: An original promotional badge for Bronco Billy approx 2"
Some other great material from around the world:
Below: Here is the regular U.S. 1 sheet poster for Bronco Billy
Below: Bronco Billy Full set of U.S. Lobby cards size 14 x 11
Below: This is a very rare Bronco Billy promotional poster issued by Warner. bro
Below: Another Bronco Billy Australian Day bill poster, different to the one shown above
Below: The Japanese B2 poster design for Bronco Billy
Below: The Italian regular poster design for Bronco Billy
Below: Another 1 sheet design poster for Bronco Billy
Below: The Spanish 1 sheet design poster for Bronco Billy
Below: The German A1 design poster went with the Bronco Billy profile image
Bronco Billy Swedish 1 sheet poster
Bronco Billy original UK magazine advertisement
Below: A couple of great pictures of Clint taken during the promotion of Bronco Billy
Below: A great little original news report and interview with Clint during the making of Bronco Billy

Below: Two shots of Sondra Locke in Bronco Billy 
Below: Clint with Ronnie Milsap at the premiere of Bronco Billy
Below: Original set of Italian Fotobustas
Below: Here's a super rare shot of Clint and crew on location during the filming of Bronco Billy
Below: WANTED A few press stills I don't have in my collection, the first - Clint with the late great Woodrow Parfrey in Bronco Billy 
Below: UK original Ad Block for the release of Bronco Billy
Below: The audio cassette version of the Bronco Billy soundtrack
Below: A rare slide featuring Clint while on the Bronco Billy production
Below: A rare and unusual poster design from Hungary 
Below: A Rare UK Window card for Bronco Billy
Below: The Summer of 2019 finally saw the Blu-ray release of Bronco Billy through the Warner Archive series, unfortunately and regardless of the wealth of material available, extras were non existent. 
Bronco Billy U.S. Newspaper ad
Below: The rather strange Argentine poster, originally a hand with a gun was added in order to make it look like a more conventional western, it was then blanked out, leaving it just looking like a mess.
Below: Clint talks to Tom Snyder while filming Bronco Billy in New York, 1980
Below: Promotional Bronco Billy belt buckle 

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