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Silverado (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  10 July 1985 (USA)
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Ratings: 7.2/10 from 26,855 users   Metascore: 64/100
Reviews: 146 user | 43 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
Trooper (as Brad Williams)
Sheb Wooley ...
Cavalry Sergeant
Boy at Outpost
Sheriff Langston
Deputy Kern
Bill Thurman ...
Meg Kasdan ...
Bar Fighter
Bar Fighter
Autry Ward ...
Hat Thief


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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A dangerous place, in a lawless time... 'Til four friends risked all to make things right. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama | Western


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Release Date:

10 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Outlaws  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)


$33,200,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Richard Jenkins's film debut. See more »


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 »


[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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Rip roaring, hard riding, gun twirling Western
21 July 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Westerns are hard to come by these days so make the most of this; it's a good one. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a spoof but it certainly doesn't take itself too seriously,best not to worry about trying to follow the plot just go along with the roller coaster ride. There's lots of hard riding, fancy shooting and athleticism by our worthy heroes as they face off with the usually overweight and constantly smiling villains who don't quite twirl their moustaches but come close. The heroine is rather insipid but this is an action picture and the romance doesn't get in the way too much. It all goes on a little too long but there's lots of fun to be had along the way.

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