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Silverado (1985)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  10 July 1985 (USA)
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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 with 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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Action | Crime | Drama | Western

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10 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Outlaws  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$33,200,000 (USA)
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Kevin Costner was offered the role of Jake by Lawrence Kasdan, in part to make up for his role in The Big Chill (1983) being cut out of that film. See more »

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Emmett is left handed throughout the movie. In the shootout at the end he has the gun in his left hand and the very next scene he gets shot in the right leg and his gun drops out of his right hand instead of being in the left hand where it was prior. See more »

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[first lines]
[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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Entertaining, but not innovative enough
25 February 2002 | by (Half Moon Bay, CA) – See all my reviews

Many of the reviews say _Silverado_ broke new ground for the Western genre, but I would argue that while it was undoubtedly good escapist fun, it was more derivative than innovative.

Sure, the conversations often seem much more natural than those from other Westerns, and indeed most of the characters are drawn with more dimensions intact, but the entire script could have been pulled together by pulling scenes from a bag full of ideas from other movies. Not to mention the locations, which I could have sworn I recognized from films like _The Big Country_ and anything by John Ford.

For example, Brian Dennehy did a fine job, but you could tell who his character was just by the fact that Dennehy was cast in the role. Many of his characters share the traits of Sheriff Cobb (more than this, I won't say here).

I have to say that as a firm non-fan of Kevin Costner, even I have to admit he did fine here as well... as did all the lead actors. Their careers since _Silverado_ have demonstrated that this was an unusually gifted ensemble.


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