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Ways to die in Seth MacFarlane's new comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West


The creator of Ted and Family Guy is back with outrageous comedy western A Million Ways to Die in the West.

MacFarlane stars as a cowardly sheep farmer who, after being dumped by his girlfriend, falls in love with another woman (played by Charlize Theron). However, he has to man up when confronted with her fearsome outlaw husband (Liam Neeson)!

As expected, the film is laced with potty language and comedy gore. But what exactly are the million ways to die in the west? Well, coming up with a million was a bit of a tall order – so we've delved back into the film's hilarious trailer and come up with five for your edification.

A Million Ways to Die in the West is released on 6 June.

Iceblock impact

Transporting massive blocks of ice across country in the 1800s wasn't without its risks – as the poor sap who gets his head squished demonstrates! As MacFarlane's character Albert says: "That went south so fast!"


Well, there wasn't exactly a healthcare system in the wild west was there?

Camera carnage

Those old devices were darned lethal, as seen in the trailer when an unfortunate photographer sets fire not only to himself but his surroundings too.

Wild animals

Yes, the old west wasn't exactly fluffy or cuddly. Stray off the beaten path or choose the wrong moment to take the air outside your clapboard house and all manner of coyotes and jackals could descend on you!


This was of course the era of dusty streets, clanking spurs and spiralling tumbleweeds. But no Ennio Morricone music – as he wasn't born yet. Duh.