YOU KNOW THE MYTH…NOW MEET THE LEGEND
ON AUGUST 15, SADDLE UP FOR THE GRITTY FRONTIER THRILLER
STARRING LUKE HEMSWORTH, TRACE ADKINS, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AND BRUCE DERN
Following its Theatrical Release, the Action-Packed Story of the West’s Most Notorious Gunslinger and His Road to Redemption Will Roll Into Retail on Loaded 4K UHD + BD ($29.99srp) and DVD ($14.93srp); Bonus Features Include “The Road to Abilene: The Making of Hickok” and Deleted Scenes
In the hopes of escaping his past as a notorious outlaw, “Wild Bill” Hickok seeks redemption as a small town lawman. Unfortunately, as the titular gunslinger discovers, the past has a way of catching up with you in HICKOK, a frontier thriller starring Luke Hemsworth in his first leading role in a feature film; the period Western from Cinedigm and Status Media also stars Trace Adkins, Country Music Hall of Famer and Golden Globe®-winner Kris Kristofferson and Oscar®-nominee Bruce Dern. On August 15, the gritty western rolls into retail on 4K UHD + BD and DVD; it is also available on all leading digital platforms and on demand.
The story of the West’s most notorious gunslinger and his road to redemption, HICKOK finds the infamous, hard-drinking outlaw (Hemsworth) in 1870’s Abilene, Kansas, seeking to start a new life. Captivated by Wild Bill’s unparalleled gun skills, the mayor, George Knox, (Kristofferson) quickly ropes him in as the town marshal. Recognizing the need to clamp down on the wildest cow-town in the west, Hickok soon finds himself at the center of a controversial ordinance while dispensing his own brand of frontier justice. His attempts to protect Abilene, however, are quickly challenged by a band of outlaws led by powerful saloon owner Phil Poe (Adkins). And when Poe places a bounty on Wild Bill’s head, the marshal, with the help of outlaw turned lawman John Wesley Hardin, makes a stand for Abilene and his new life, while putting his reputation as the fastest draw in the west on the line.
Shot on the dusty, turn-of-the-century sets like Melody Ranch, which is also home to HBO’s hit series “Westworld,” the action-packed HICKOK, directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. (Traded, Weaponized, 4Got10) and written by Michael Lanahan, is filled with gritty authenticity. Variety calls it “a respectfully sincere retelling of a familiar legend,” and of Hemsworth’s star turn, The Hollywood Reporter declares, “following in the footsteps of such actors as Gary Cooper, Jeff Bridges and Sam Elliott, among many others, the burly Hemsworth proves more than credible with his portrayal of the iconic gunslinger.”
- Luke Hemsworth (“Westworld”)
- Trace Adkins (Stagecoach, Traded, Deepwater Horizon)
- Kris Kristofferson (Traded, A Star is Born, Blade, Billy the Kid)
- Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Nebraska).
- Cameron Richardson (Flashburn, “Murder in the First”, Alvin and the Chipmunks)
- Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereasu (American Violence, Den of Thieves)
- Robert Catrini (“Bosch,” Jack Reacher: Never Go Back)
- Hunter Fischer (Traded, American Violence)
- Featurette: “The Road to Abilene: The Making of Hickok“
- 3 deleted Scenes
Good blog post — but this film is awful. Not a thing worthwhile about it.