In his final Western, Peckinpah casts the killing of Billy the Kid as one of the defining death knells of the mythic Old West. James Coburn stars as the grizzled outlaw-turned-lawman Pat Garrett, hired by a group of wealthy cattle barons to track down his former friend, the boyish bandit Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson). Gorgeously shot in muted, dust-caked tones, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a somber, slow-burn elegy for the pre-capitalistic freedom of the American frontier and one of the defining revisionist Westerns of the 1970s. The supporting cast includes Bob Dylan (who wrote the music for the film) as an enigmatic drifter.