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The film tells a story about a boy named Daniel Hackett (Nick Stahl) who must save his father's farm. His father, Jonas (Stephen Lang), runs it in a place called Paradise Valley, but his land is coveted by a greedy developer, J.P. Stiles (Scott Glenn). Daniel looks longingly at postcards of New York City while growing increasingly skeptical of his father's tales of legendary folk heroes. Then, through a series of incredible adventures, he meets up with the legends that his father has spoken about: cowboy Pecos Bill (Patrick Swayze), lumberjack Paul Bunyan (Oliver Platt), and ex-slave and strongman John Henry (Roger Aaron Brown). They each hook up with Daniel and becomes involved in an increasingly bitter and boisterous fight against Stiles, whose plans to buy up land threaten the very strength of the folk heroes and the well-being of the common people.
- Patrick Swayze as Pecos Bill
- Nick Stahl as Daniel Hackett
- Oliver Platt as Paul Bunyan
- Roger Aaron Brown as John Henry
- Scott Glenn as J. P. Stiles
- Catherine O'Hara as Calamity Jane
- Jared Harris as Head Thug Pug
- Stephen Lang as Jonas Hackett
- Moira Harris as Sarah Hackett
- Joseph Grifasi as Man in Top Hat
- John P. Ryan as Grub
- Scott Wilson as Zeb
- Bert Kramer as Bronson
- Eric Lawson as Sheriff
- Bill Rodgers as Captain of Industry
- Keith Murphy as Old Man (uncredited)
- William H. Macy as Railroad Magnate (uncredited)
The film flopped domestically and worldwide, and did not make back its $32,000,000 budget. It made $3,046,181 in its opening weekend in the United States, eventually earning a total domestic gross of $8,247,627. It made $2,800,000 at the foreign box office, for a total worldwide gross of only $11,047,627.