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Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 10 July 1985 (USA)
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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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A dangerous place, in a lawless time... 'Til four friends risked all to make things right. See more »


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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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The movie's closing credits declare that the picture was "filmed entirely on location in New Mexico". See more »

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In most scenes, the breath of the actors and the horses is not seen even though it is supposed to be in the winter. 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 Demon Queen (1987) See more »

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Very good Western about four tough gunmen who ride together in search of their destiny at a little town
11 February 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Epic and breathtaking major Hollywood Western dealing with a strong feuding among some good guys and some very bad guys headed by two-fisted rivals . It deals with a misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town . In 1880 , two brothers (Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner) along with an unlikely comrade (Kevin Kline) and an African-American (Danny Glover) arrive in the Old West town named Silverado ruled by a nasty marshal (Brian Dennehy) , there they become embroiled in a violent feuding over a valuable patch of land and flock . The peacemakers travel together , join forces and come across with many risks before they finally get their objective . Furthermore , this magnificent Western pits stubborn gunslinger and a corrupt sheriff , as ongoing adversaries , both of whom carry out an exciting final duel and bringing peace to fateful town.

Impressive , sprawling and big-budgeted Western with action , adventure , cattle stampede , thrills , energetic drama , spectacular scenarios and interesting message about peace and friendship . All of them abound in this interesting action Western . Spectacular images as when the four friends ride side by side to clean up the town of Silverado . Outstanding acting from Kevin Kline as ex-gunfighter forced to take sides in battle , Kevin Costner also stands out as quick-tempered cowboy and Jeff Goldblum as a slick gambler. Special mention to Linda Hunt as the saloon-bar queen and Danny Glover as a upright black-cowboy who seeks vengeance . Brief appearances from John Cleese as Sheriff , James Gammon as bandit and Jeff Fahey as gunslinger . Wonderful camera work in Super Techniscope by John Bailey who photographs marvelously the colorful outdoors and interior . Classic and rousing musical score by Bruce Broughton , one of the best from Western's history and deservedly nominated Academy Award , though wrongly didn't won . This marvelous Western , as long as epic , has become a classic , being stunningly and finely crafted directed by Lawrence Kasdan who also directed another awesome Western as ¨Wyatt Earp¨ . Furthermore , he made other good movies as ¨Body heat¨, ¨The big chill¨ , ¨Grand Canyon¨ and ¨Dream catcher¨ . Rating Silverado : Excellent but overlong as the runtime is approx two hours and some . This famous Western will appeal to Kevin Costner and Kevin Kline fans . Even those who don't usually like westerns are sure to enjoy it . If you never bother with Westerns , this has several reasons why you should . Worthwhile watching and above average .


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