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
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When Paden (Kevin Kline) is in his long red underwear talking with Cobb, Deputy Kyle (Ken Farmer) comes up and spits tobacco on the ground between Kline's legs. The spitting, and the look the two men exchange, is all improvised. See more »
As Rae is coming down the stairs to talk to Mal when they see each other for the first time, her dress has a ruffle across her shoulders, flapping in the breeze. She talks to Mal and the camera cuts between them,and also has a side view. When the camera cuts back to her, the ruffle is neatly tucked into her shawl without her having adjusted her shawl at all. See more »
[Emmett saves Paden's life with a sip of water from his canteen after discovering him abandoned and baking in the desert]
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Silverado is damn good fun. Being a small fan of the Western genre, I felt this was the most refreshing one I've seen in a while. The genre had pretty much died, but came back in Silverado, and it felt so fresh.
The plot is simple and cliche, I think it's paying homage to the classics. It sticks within the Western boundary and does its thing.
The cast is pretty good, and well known, but in 1985, these actors were just Hollywood virgins. I was surprised by John Cleese, he stuck out like a sore thumb, but I enjoyed his performance. You have Costner hamming it up, and Jeff Goldblum was cool. Scott Glenn was probably the best. Hell, Glover was pretty good, too.
The direction is wonderful as is the editing, the film moves along at a decent pace. I wish Lawrence was a more prominent director, he deserves more success.
The film score is very nice, fits the film perfectly.
Overall, one of the best Westerns in the last 25 years.
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