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Comes a Horseman (1978)

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan J. Pakula
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Caan ... Frank
Jane Fonda ... Ella
Jason Robards ... Ewing
George Grizzard ... Neil Atkinson
Richard Farnsworth ... Dodger
Jim Davis ... Julie Blocker
Mark Harmon ... Billy Joe Meynert
Macon McCalman ... Hoverton
Basil Hoffman ... George Bascomb
James Kline James Kline ... Ralph Cole
James Keach ... Kroegh
Clifford A. Pellow Clifford A. Pellow ... Cattle Buyer
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Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and Frank fight back through stampedes, jealousy, betrayal, and sabotage, they eventually find love. Written by cactusjump

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A story of love and freedom See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

One of two twentieth century contemporary western genre pieces that Jane Fonda starred in during the 1970s. The films were this movie and The Electric Horseman (1979). See more »

Goofs

After Ewing is told he will lose his ranch if he doesn't allow testing for oil, Frank and Ella are shown chasing cattle while swinging their ropes...left handed. In the next scene they are shown roping right handed. See more »

Quotes

Frank 'Buck' Athearn: You know lady, you got balls the size of grapefruits.
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Crazy Credits

Our thanks to the Forest Service for allowing us to film in the Coconino National Forest See more »

Connections

Featured in Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997) See more »

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Who said they don't make real villains any more?
1 January 1999 | by wcbSee all my reviews

Jason Robards plays such a slimeball character in this that you know the ending from about the fourth minute. Nevertheless, it's a good story, with lots of hidden secrets to reveal. Caan plays a believable laid-back love interest for tough, gutsy Jane Fonda. The best thing is the photography, however-- in particular the dance scene, in which the camera follows Fonda and Caan as they move through a crowded outdoor dance floor without every losing either focus or the stars. Breathtaking. Some great mountains somewhere in Wyoming come close to stealing the show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comes a Horseman Wild and Free See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,585,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,585,769
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Mono (35 mm prints)| 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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