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The Electric Horseman (1979)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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The film's title "The Electric Horseman" comes from the movie's iconic "electric cowboy suit". The outfit was an electrified cowboy suit which was decorated with hundreds of very small flashing light globes. When Sonny Steele (Robert Redford) rides the rodeo horse, the saddle is a matching electrified one. See more »

Goofs

The video footage shown on television of Sonny Steele's speech about the horse doesn't match what Alice would have actually shot. The camera movement, lighting and direction of where Steele was facing while talking is completely different. See more »

Quotes

Hallie Martin: They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Sonny Steele: I know. I'm the one who said it.
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Referenced in American Dad!: Moon Over Isla Island (2009) See more »

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
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Composed by Sharon Vaughn
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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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