Stagecoach (1986)


Stagecoach is a 1986 made-for-TV film. It is a remake of the classic 1939 film Stagecoach and stars Kris Kristofferson as the Ringo Kid, the part originally played by John Wayne. Willie Nelson portrays famous gunslinger and dentist Doc Holliday. Johnny Cash portrays Marshal Curly Wilcox and Waylon Jennings plays the gambler, Hatfield. The cast also features June Carter Cash, John Carter Cash, Jessi Colter, Elizabeth Ashley, Mary Crosby, David Allan Coe and John Schneider as Buck. There are some character name changes, but the plot is roughly based on that of the original film. Plot changes include: The Doc character is Doc Boone MD (1939); he is Doc Holliday, a dentist (1986). Peacock, the whiskey salesman, travels all the way to Lordsburg (1939); he leaves the coach at the first stop (1986). Hatfield, the gambler, is killed (1939); he survives (1986). Gatewood, the banker)survives (1939); he is killed 1986). Ringo deals with Luke Plummer alone (1939); he is assisted by the Marshal, Hatfield and Doc (1986). Ringo is still technically a jail-breaking criminal when the Marshal allows him to escape (1939); his innocence has been proved when Luke Plummer asks the Marshal "How'd they find out he didn't do it?" (1986).