A town – where everyone seems to be named Johnson – is in the way of the railroad and, in order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor, so Hedley convinces him to send the town the first black sheriff in the west.

  1. Andrew Bergman

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Mel Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

  3. Alan Uger


  4. Norman Steinberg


  5. Richard Pryor


Top Billed Cast

  1. Cleavon Little

    Cleavon Little

    Sheriff Bart

  2. Gene Wilder

    Gene Wilder

    Jim, aka "The Waco Kid"

  3. Harvey Korman

    Harvey Korman

    Hedley Lamarr

  4. Slim Pickens

    Slim Pickens


  5. Madeline Kahn

    Madeline Kahn

    Lili Von Shtüpp, the Teutonic Titwillow

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 7, 1974


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget $2,600,000.00

Revenue $119,601,481.00

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