Warner Bros. Pictures released Wild Wild West to theaters on June 30, 1999; grossing $221.2 million worldwide. Barry Sonnenfeld directed the steampunk western which starred Will Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh.
Wild Wild West 30-Second Summary
U.S. Army Captain James West, who tends to solve problems with force, and U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordo, who tries to solve problems with his inventions and ingenuity, both hunt for Confederate General “Bloodbath” McGrath. They believe he was responsible for a massacre of former slaves. In a brothel featuring one of many drag scenes the two realize they are both hunting McGrath.
Eventually, the two reluctantly work together to solve the mystery of the massacre. They soon find out that Dr Arliss Loveless, an ex-Confederate mad scientist in a steam-punk wheelchair, is their real enemy. While at a ball thrown by Arliss, they meet the film’s love interest, Rita Escobar, and rescue her. After many bad jokes about slavery, the group escapes.
Arliss uses McGrath’s troops to test a tank-like weapon, and has them massacred. McGrath is close to death, and he informs West that Arliss was responsible for the massacre that killed his parents; not him.read full summary
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