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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 ... Barmaid
Dick Durock ... Bar Fighter
Gene Hartline 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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Ride with them to the adventure of your life! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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 (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The set for Silverado (1985) was built for this movie, and has since been used in such movies as Young Guns (1988), Wyatt Earp (1994) (also starring Kevin Costner), Last Man Standing (1996), Lonesome Dove (1989), All the Pretty Horses (2000), and Wild Wild West (1999) (also starring Kevin Kline). In the latter film, as a reference to co-Writer and Director Lawrence Kasdan, "Kasdan Ironworks" can be seen on the side of one of the buildings. See more »

Goofs

Making his escape from the jail Danny Glover's character throws a knife with his thick arm stuck through the bars and kills the deputy instantaneously with a deeply penetrating knife wound to the chest. The throw angle has been cheated to make it look like he has room to freely throw the knife making the throw trajectory nearly parallel to the jail cell bars when in reality the entrance door the the deputy enters the room through is directly opposite, perpendicular to Glover's position in his cell. Glover couldn't have drawn his arm back far enough to impart much force to the big knife. The knife would have had to been thrown with great force in order to break or slice through the bone of the deputy's rib cage/sternum and penetrate deeply enough into the heart or lungs to inflict a fatal wound. This type of wound isn't instantly fatal as portrayed, exsanguination would take minutes, the deputy would not hit the floor instantaneously upon impact of the knife. He would be animate, still breathing and writhing until eventually losing consciousness from blood loss or drowning from blood accumulating in the lungs. See more »

Quotes

[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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An Entertainng, Underrated Western
24 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

If you are looking for a very entertaining western, it's hard to top this one. It's fairly long at 134 minutes, but the deep cast and always-interesting story make the time fly by.

The first half of the film is about as good as it gets but two climactic scenes at the end get a little too carried away with the "Rambo" mentality of good guys not getting shot when they should have, etc. But, overall, it's so good it is still very highly-recommended. Among the "lists" you see on this website's message boards and elsewhere, you rarely see this movie mentioned among top westerns and that is a huge oversight.

There are four main "good guys" that are played by well-known actors: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner and Danny Glover. I especially liked Kline as "Paden" with his gentlemanly manner about him and Glenn's voice always makes him interesting. Costner is so young looking he almost looks like a teenager.

Brian Dennehy, as the villainous "Sheriff Cobb," is verbally restrained in here, which was nice to hear, for a change but he's still intense and fascinating. (This movie marked the 10,000th time Hollywood made a lawman the villain since the 1960s).

The story is fun, a straight cowboy movie with no romances or gratuitous sex scenes thrown in and has the usual beautiful western scenery and photography. The only problem was the sound. The soundtrack is so loud so have to crank up your center speaker to hear the dialog over the music.


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