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

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Lawrence Kasdan
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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 ... Barmaid
Dick Durock ... Bar Fighter
Gene Hartline ... Bar Fighter
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Storyline

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


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Trivia

Pepe Serna and James Gammon appeared in The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) and Conagher (1991). See more »

Goofs

In the final conflict scene when Jake is riding bareback on his Pinto into town to confront his nemesis, his reins are tied in a knot. When he arrives at the hitching post in town, however, the reins are draped loosely over the Pinto's back. 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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Referenced in Monster Squad Forever! (2007) See more »

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Entertaining...
23 May 2011 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

'Silverado', Co-Written & Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, is an Entertaining Western Flick, that manages to hold your attention in the goings-on. Even the performances, are well-done, that only add to it's booty.

'Silverado' depicts a chance encounter between a group of cowboys who travel to the town of Silverado, where they thwart the plans of a rancher and a corrupt sheriff.

Though the entire concept of the Good challenging the Evil, has been told on celluloid a dozen of times, 'Silverado', however, manages to convince it's viewer, thanks to it's interesting screenplay. Lawrence & Mark Kasdan's Screenplay is nice, and plays it safe. The Action Sequences are very well shot, while the Cinematography is good. Editing & Art Design deserve a mention.

Performance-Wise: Kevin Kline is good. Scott Glenn is efficient. Kevin Costner & Danny Glover are in form. Jeff Goldblum, Linda Hunt, Rosanna Arquette & John Cleese lend very good support. Brian Dennehy is excellent as the corrupt sheriff.

On the whole, 'Silverado' succeeds by entertaining it's viewer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silverado See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,522,897, 14 July 1985

Gross USA:

$32,192,570

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,192,570
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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