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The Electric Horseman (1979)

A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.

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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)

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$61,801,971 (USA)
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First of three collaborations of actor Wilford Brimley and director Sydney Pollack. The films are The Firm (1993), Absence of Malice (1981), and The Electric Horseman (1979). See more »

Goofs

Sonny tells Hallie she's standing in poison sumac, but it only grows in swampy areas, not west of Texas. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Steele: I ain't carrying it. And you can't carry it.
Hallie Martin: The hell I can't. I've carried this stuff a lot of times.
Sonny Steele: Where? Up the escalator at Bloomingtons, or Bloomingbirds or where ever the hell it is?
Hallie Martin: Bloomingdales!
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Soundtracks

Midnight Rider
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Written by Gregg Allman and Robert Payne
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subtle, deep, perfect
5 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you want to know why Robert Redford and/or Jane Fonda are considered by some to be great actors, rent this film. The story is not terribly complex, but the characters are. The life breathed into the Sonny and Alice by the stars of this film must be seen to be appreciated. Subtle, deep, perfect.


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