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KID BLUE Directed by JAMES FRAWLEY Screenplay by EDWIN SHRAKE

Robbing trains and stirring up trouble, he is known as Kid Blue. But when he gets fed up with a bandit's life, he uses his proper name, Bickford Waner. Bickford (Dennis Hopper) leaves his outlaw ways behind him and heads down the trail to Dime Box, Texas, where he puts up at the boardinghouse and lands a job sweeping out the barbershop. Polishing shoes or eating supper with the other boarders, though, Bickford just seems to stir people up. "You got no...

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