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A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

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James Mangold

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Halsted Welles (screenplay), Michael Brandt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Ben Wade
Christian Bale ... Dan Evans
Logan Lerman ... William Evans
Dallas Roberts ... Grayson Butterfield
Ben Foster ... Charlie Prince
Peter Fonda ... Byron McElroy
Vinessa Shaw ... Emma Nelson
Alan Tudyk ... Doc Potter
Luce Rains ... Marshal Weathers
Gretchen Mol ... Alice Evans
Lennie Loftin ... Glen Hollander
Rio Alexander ... Campos
Johnny Whitworth ... Darden
Shawn Howell Shawn Howell ... Jackson (as Shawn D. Howell)
Pat Ricotti Pat Ricotti ... Jorgensen
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Storyline

Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sale of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense. Written by commanderblue

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Time waits for one man


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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Ten to Yuma See more »

Filming Locations:

Clifton, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,035,033, 9 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,606,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,171,825
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director James Mangold originally wanted Kris Kristofferson as Byron McElroy. See more »

Goofs

When in the train station, the camera angle is over Dan's right shoulder pointing at Ben; Dan is talking about his younger son Mark but Dan's lips aren't moving. See more »

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[first lines]
Alice Evans: [upon hearing Dan cock his rifle] Dan... Maybe it's the wind.
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Russell Crowe's name is not used in the end credits when crediting his assistant, driver, stand-in, dialect coach, costumer, hair stylist and makeup artist; instead, his character's name, Ben Wade, is used. See more »

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Don't Miss This Movie
3 September 2007 | by teresa-elbinSee all my reviews

It's one of the best westerns and best all-around movies I've seen in a long time. That's largely due to the outstanding performances by the cast, ably led by the alpha male, bad guy, Russell Crowe. His protagonist is Christian Bale who turns in a nuanced performance as the down-on-his luck rancher. The scenes between these two men are riveting and a display of acting at its best. The supporting cast are all wonderful and in particular, Ben Foster, Fonda and Logan Lerman as Bale's oldest son.

The action is virtually non-stop which makes for a compelling, exciting story. But what really drew me in were the stellar performances, particularly that of Crowe. He is the bad guy you actually might end up rooting for. He goes from charming to deadly and back again all in the blink of an eye. He carries the film on his very able shoulders, but Bale gives him a good run for his money in the acting department.

This is one movie that any lover of westerns or anyone simply longing for a good movie with good acting will not want to miss. The two hours will go by in the blink of an eye and you'll be wishing there was more.


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