Release Date: November 19th, 1981
DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2000
R|3 hr 38 min
Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.
Director: Michael Cimino
Production Co: United Artists, Partisan Productions
Distributors: United Artists, Metro Goldwyn Mayer