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Silverado

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 1985
  • Lawrence Kasdan
  • 127 mins
  • PG

Summary

Western starring Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner. After surviving an ambush by mysterious gunmen as he travels to Silverado to visit his sister and her family, Emmett discovers that his relatives in the town are being terrorised by a corrupt rancher.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Billed as the movie that was going to revive the ailing western, this film merely performed a little resuscitation before Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven proved there was life in the old genre yet. Just as Steven Spielberg plundered the Saturday serial for his Indiana Jones yarns, so Lawrence Kasdan (who wrote the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark) rustled ideas from virtually every B-western made. It's an invigorating adventure, with Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover and Scott Glenn making attractive heroes. Brian Dennehy and Jeff Goldblum play the hissable villains and John Cleese enjoys his cameo as a pompous English lawman. Pity the thundering hooves didn't drown out Bruce Broughton's less-than-inspiring score, though.

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Credits

Cast

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PadenKevin Kline
EmmettScott Glenn
JakeKevin Costner
Sheriff LangstonJohn Cleese
CobbBrian Dennehy
MalDanny Glover
SlickJeff Goldblum
StellaLinda Hunt
HannahRosanna Arquette
Stable boyJake Kasdan
DawsonJames Gammon
EzraJoe Seneca
RaeLynn Whitfield
TyreeJeff Fahey
KellyRichard Jenkins
ScruffyPepe Serna
McKendrickRay Baker

Crew

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DirectorLawrence Kasdan

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Released on
1985-12-20
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence, edited for language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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