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PG-13| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
Rambling man Emmett (Scott Glenn) assembles a group of misfit cowboys (Kevin Costner), (Kevin Kline, Danny Glover). After helping a group of settlers track down a pack of thieves, Emmett and his men descend on the troubled town of Silverado to seek their fortunes. Soon after arriving, they discover that the town has fallen into the grasp of greedy rancher Ethan McKendrick (Ray Baker) and corrupt Sheriff Cobb (Brian Dennehy) with whom many of Emmett's men have unfinished business.

Cast: Kevin Kline , Scott Glenn , Kevin Costner , Rosanna Arquette , John Cleese , Brian Dennehy , Danny Glover , Jeff Goldblum

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Western

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Criterion Collection

Silverado (1985)

Release Date: February 26th, 1997|2 hr. 12 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • As Westerns go, Silverado delivers elaborate gun-fighting scenes, legions of galloping horses, stampeding cattle, a box canyon, covered wagons, tons of creaking leather and even a High Noonish duel. How it manages to run the gamut of cowboy movie elements without getting smart-alecky is intriguing. But on the important issues, like real character development, Silverado flakes apart. [10 Jul 1985, p.52] show more

  • Silverado looks great and moves fast. Mr. Kasdan has packed his action well against the fearsomely long, dusty stretches of Western plain. [11 Jul 1985, p.1] show more

  • This movie is more sophisticated and complicated than the Westerns of my childhood, and it is certainly better looking and better acted. show more

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  • December 08, 2008 bottman26
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    This is the best western of modern times. It features a who's who of actors, including a young Kevin Costner before he was a star. The images, music, and background are breathtaking. The story is well written. Everything you could ask for in a western.

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