"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" is a 2018 American Western anthology film directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
The starring cast includes Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, James Franco, David Krumholtz, E.E. Bell, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Tom Proctor, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Waits and others.

Here are "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie?

Netflix on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 released the trailer for "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" you can watch here:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" movie plot summary.

«"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"»:
Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson), a cheerful singing cowboy, arrives at an isolated cantina full of outlaws where he exchanges insults with another patron before effortlessly shooting everyone as they reach for their guns. He then heads to Frenchman's Gulch and enters a saloon, leaving his guns at the door to comply with its no firearms policy.
He joins a game of poker that a player has suddenly left, but discovers the player vacated the seat after being dealt the infamous dead man's hand, which the other players insist Buster play now that he has seen the cards. When Buster refuses, a large menacing player named Joe stands and draws a concealed pistol. After failing to persuade Joe to end the confrontation, Buster repeatedly kicks a plank in the poker table, which tips Joe's gun hand so that his pistol points backwards and discharges into his face. Having shot himself three times, Joe falls dead.
Buster breaks the barroom tension with a boisterous song about "Surly Joe," much to the patrons' delight.
Joe's brother arrives in dismay and challenges Buster to a gunfight in the street. Buster gladly obliges and proceeds to shoot off each of the fingers of his right hand before finishing him off with the sixth shot delivered over-the-shoulder using a mirror.
A young singing cowboy clad in black then rides into town and politely challenges Buster. Buster again happily obliges, but much to his surprise, the young man is an even faster draw and shoots him through his forehead. Buster examines the wound in disbelief before collapsing, admitting via voice-over that he should have foreseen that "you can't be top dog forever." The young man and Buster then sing a bittersweet duet as Buster's spirit rises from his body and floats towards heaven, complete with angel wings and a lyre, and expressing hope of a place above where people are better than they are on Earth.


Who plays who in the The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Tim Blake Nelson  as Buster Scruggs (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Willie Watson  as The Kid (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
James Franco  as Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
David Krumholtz  as Frenchman in Saloon
E.E. Bell  as Saloon Piano Player
Liam Neeson  as Impresario (segment "Meal Ticket")
Zoe Kazan  as Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Tom Proctor  as Cantina Bad Man (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Brendan Gleeson  as Irishman (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Tom Waits  as Prospector (segment "All Gold Canyon")
Alejandro Patiño  as Cantina Bartender (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs") (as Alejandro Patino)
Clancy Brown  as Curly Joe (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Bill Heck  as Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Harry Melling  as Artist (segment "Meal Ticket")
Grainger Hines  as Mr. Arthur (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Tyne Daly  as Lady (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Jonjo O'Neill  as Englishman (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Chelcie Ross  as Trapper (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Saul Rubinek  as Frenchman (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Danny McCarthy  as Surly Joe's Brother (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Thomas Wingate  as Gun Check Man (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Tim DeZarn  as Mean-Eyed Card Player (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Clinton Roberts  as Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs") (as Clinton Robert)
Matthew Willig  as Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Jesse Youngblood  as Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
J.J. Dashnaw  as Cantina Scum (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
Stephen Root  as Teller (segment "Near Algodones")
Ralph Ineson  as Posse Leader (segment "Near Algodones")
Mike Watson  as Posse #1 (segment "Near Algodones")
Brian Brown  as Posse #2 (segment "Near Algodones")
Ryan Brown  as Posse #3 (segment "Near Algodones")
Richard Bucher  as Posse #4 (segment "Near Algodones")
Jesse Luken  as Drover (segment "Near Algodones")
Michael Cullen  as Judge (segment "Near Algodones")
Austin Rising  as Bailiff (segment "Near Algodones")
James 'Scotty' Augare  as Comanche Chief (segment "Near Algodones")
Jiji Hise  as Bawd (segment "Meal Ticket")
Paul Rae  as Chicken Impresario (segment "Meal Ticket")
Sam Dillon  as Young Man (segment "All Gold Canyon")
Jefferson Mays  as Gilbert Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Prudence Wright Holmes  as Boarding House Landlady (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Eric Petersen  as Boarder (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Doris Hargrave  as Boarder #2 (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Jackamoe Buzzell  as Boarder #3 (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Ethan Dubin  as Matt (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Jordy Laucomer  as Whipped Boy (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Thea Lux  as His Mother (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Bret Hughson  as His Father (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Rod Rondeaux  as Sioux Chief (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled")
Raymond Kurshals  as Puppet Dancer (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled") (as Ray Kurshals)

Release date

When is The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie release date?

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 31, 2018 (Venice) and on November 9, 2018 (United States) distributing by Netflix and Artificial Eye.


What are The Ballad of Buster Scruggs filming details?

The duration of the film is 133 minutes.

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie?

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100. The audience also likes the film.

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