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
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Lawrence Kasdan cast two of his children, and his wife in small roles in the film. His brother and co-Writer Mark Kasdan also had a small role as a doctor that was filmed, but ended up on the cutting room floor. See more »
While saving Augie from McKendrick's ranch, when Emmett jumps through the window, the gun of the bad guy holding Augie isn't cocked. When the camera angle changes, and Emmett shoots him, his gun is now cocked. 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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