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Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 July 1985 (USA)
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

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In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Four strangers became friends. Four friends became heroes. On the road to... Silverado. See more »


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10 July 1985 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,200,000 (USA)
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The nickname of Calvin Stanhope (Jeff Goldblum) was "Slick". See more »

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When Jake exits the saloon and shoots two bad guys simultaneously, the pistol in his right hand is clearly pointed at the ground when it is discharged, the muzzle blast and smoke follow a trajectory at a downward angle toward Tyree's boots. Today they could have easily fixed this problem if had they used a non-firing replica weapon and added the muzzle flash and smoke plume as a visual effect in post. All the VFX editor would have to do is wait a fraction of a second longer in Jake's draw as the pistol came to level before adding the gunshot effects. See more »

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[Emmett saves Paden's life with a sip of water from his canteen after discovering him abandoned and baking in the desert]
Paden: Pleased to meet you.
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Referenced in Wild Wild West (1999) See more »

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An Entertainng, Underrated Western
24 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for a very entertaining western, it's hard to top this one. It's fairly long at 134 minutes, but the deep cast and always-interesting story make the time fly by.

The first half of the film is about as good as it gets but two climactic scenes at the end get a little too carried away with the "Rambo" mentality of good guys not getting shot when they should have, etc. But, overall, it's so good it is still very highly-recommended. Among the "lists" you see on this website's message boards and elsewhere, you rarely see this movie mentioned among top westerns and that is a huge oversight.

There are four main "good guys" that are played by well-known actors: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner and Danny Glover. I especially liked Kline as "Paden" with his gentlemanly manner about him and Glenn's voice always makes him interesting. Costner is so young looking he almost looks like a teenager.

Brian Dennehy, as the villainous "Sheriff Cobb," is verbally restrained in here, which was nice to hear, for a change but he's still intense and fascinating. (This movie marked the 10,000th time Hollywood made a lawman the villain since the 1960s).

The story is fun, a straight cowboy movie with no romances or gratuitous sex scenes thrown in and has the usual beautiful western scenery and photography. The only problem was the sound. The soundtrack is so loud so have to crank up your center speaker to hear the dialog over the music.


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