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Silverado (1985)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Paden
Scott Glenn ... Emmett
Kevin Costner ... Jake
Danny Glover ... Mal
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Clerk
Brad Leland ... Trooper (as Brad Williams)
Sheb Wooley ... Cavalry Sergeant
Jonathan Kasdan ... Boy at Outpost (as Jon Kasdan)
John Cleese ... Sheriff Langston
Todd Allen ... Deputy Kern
Kenny Call Kenny Call ... Deputy Block
Bill Thurman ... Carter
Meg Kasdan Meg Kasdan ... Barmaid
Dick Durock ... Bar Fighter
Gene Hartline Gene Hartline ... Bar Fighter
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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outlaws See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$33,200,000
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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In the scene where Augie tries to jump on Jake's horse and falls to the ground, the horse is wearing Jake's hat. This was Costner's idea just before the cameras rolled to keep with his character's goofy nature. Kasdan loved the idea, and it stayed in the film. See more »

Goofs

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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References The Searchers (1956) See more »

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one fun movie
16 July 2001 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

An all-star cast makes SILVERADO one of the most fun movies I've ever see. Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Patricia Arquette, Brian Dennehy, Jeff Fahey, Jeff Goldblum, John Cleese, and many more populate this well-paced wild west adventure about friendship, loyalty, and justice. With the exception of Indians, this film features just about every western element in existence. Director Lawrence Kasdan gets the most out of everything: the wide open spaces, the sleepy little western towns, and Bruce Broughton's rousing western-flavored score. It sometimes seems like the movie tried to pack too much in, but it's handled quite well by someone who obviously knows how to make an entertaining western. The climax is great, with at least three different showdowns going on at once. It's a shame the rumored (and actually scripted five years later) sequel was never made, and it probably never will be, because I wouldn't mind seeing what these characters are up to years after this fun-filled adventure.


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