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Pale Rider (1985)

 -  Western  -  28 June 1985 (USA)
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

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A gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims. A preacher rides into camp and uses all of his powers of persuasion to convince the landowner to give up his attacks on the miners. Written by David J. Kiseleski <davidk269@aol.com>

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preacher | miner | sheriff | gold | prospector | See more »

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28 June 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El jinete pálido  »

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Budget:

$6,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$41,400,000 (USA)
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Warren Clarke has said in an interview with TV Times that he was offered a role in this project See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, during the bad guys hooraw through tin-panner's camp, one member of the gang is clearly shown shooting a 1872 Colt Single Action Army revolver at a steer. The film is set prior to the availability of the SAA and all other revolvers shown throughout the film are Colt cartridge conversions of the 1860 Army model, or the Preacher's cartridge conversion Remington. See more »

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Step up, preacher-man...step up and make my day...
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Clint Eastwood reinvented the western. Where are the good westerns these days? Where are the Clint wannabes? This is what Westerns should be...

Forget Duty.

Forget Honor.

Forget Courage.

Just pray to god the preacher-man will come around and beat your enemies into submission.

Clint was downright scary. He carries off a sword-fight scene in a western with aplomb. He's big, mean, tough, and bad. The baddest of the bad. And unlike Dirty Harry, he's not bad cause he nuts. He's just bad because he is. He's a force of nature.

And seeing Clint in a clerical collar...if that doesn't scare you, nothing will.


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