The Legend of Billy the Kid (TV film)

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The Legend of Billy the Kid
Directed by Todd Robinson
Produced by Robert A, Nowotny
Written by Todd Robinson
Starring David Marshall Grant
Emilio Estevez
John Fusco
Narrated by David Marshall Grant
Music by Robert J. Kral
Cinematography Scott 'Scotty' Smith
Edited by Rick Deckard
Tom Gudvangen
Release date
Country United States/Canada
Language English

The Legend of Billy the Kid is a 1994 television documentary film about Billy the Kid. It was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. Narrator David Marshall Grant received an Emmy nomination for his work on the film.[1] The film explores the Kid's wild life, the Lincoln County War, his friends in outlawry, and other issues.


The film was written and directed by Todd Robinson. Robinson used clips from movies about Kidd and pictures to clearly explain his life. There are some black-and-white archive footage scenes, but most scenes are taken from other films.

Kid's given name was William H. Bonney, but he was also known as Henry McCarty.

Connections with Young Guns[edit]

The film includes an interview with Emilio Estevez on the set of the Academy Award-nominated film Young Guns II, in which Estevez played Kid.

John Fusco, writer and producer of Young Guns and Young Guns II, also appeared in this documentary. He also made a cameo appearance in the second film.[2]

Young Guns is mostly about the Lincoln County War.

Other films[edit]

There are many films about Billy the Kid.

Kris Kristofferson also portrayed Billy the Kid.[citation needed]


External links[edit]

The Legend of Billy the Kid at the Internet Movie Database The Legend of Billy the Kid at the Internet Movie Database