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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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Hunt Sears
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Fitzgerald
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Danny
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Will Hare ...
Gus
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Toland
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Dietrich (as James B. Sikking)
James Kline ...
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Frank Speiser ...
Bernie
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Bud Broderick (as Quinn Redeker)
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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 for actors Wilford Brimley and Robert Redford. Their subsequent pictures would be Brubaker (1980) and The Natural (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Sonny rides the horse out of Caesars Palace and up the Las Vegas strip past neighboring hotels, he passes at least one casino (famous Vegas Vic cowboy sign outside of Pioneer Club) that is miles away in downtown Las Vegas. See more »

Quotes

Hallie Martin: You're all bent. Are you sick?
Sonny Steele: Nope. Just bent.
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Soundtracks

Midnight Rider
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Written by Gregg Allman and Robert Payne
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Lots of Electricity Between Fonda & Redford
3 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the years I seemed to have missed seeing this film and enjoyed the very young looking Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. The best part of the picture takes place when these two actors are in the outdoors and enjoying the so called comforts of a rough camping routine. Their first warm kiss gets the film interesting and their conversations become very comical and entertaining over sleeping habits and cold coffee. Jane Fonda played (Alice (Hallie) Martin) and Robert Redford was (Norman 'Sonny' Steele) who made plenty of electricity in this cute romantic film. If you like great photography of the West and two outstanding great actors, this is a film to enjoy.


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