SilveradoDirector: Lawrence Kasdan,
Lawrence Kasdan's Silverado is a fond hark back to the all-star, big-budget westerns of the 1950s and 1960s. The various plotlines converge at the town of Silverado, held in thrall by crooked sheriff Brian Dennehy and his behemoth "deputies." The four disparate heroes--Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn and Danny Glover--prepare to do battle against Dennehy for personal reasons ranging from mercenary to altruistic. Sidelines characters include duplicitous, dandified gambler Jeff Goldblum, frontier widow Rosanna Arquette and gimlet-eyed saloon owner Linda Hunt. The film is stolen hands-down by Kevin Costner, playing an irresponsible young gunslinger who never speaks when hootin' and hollerin' will do. A classic, High Noon-style showdown caps this rousing retro western.
This movie is more sophisticated and complicated than the Westerns of my childhood, and it is certainly better looking and better acted. But it has the same spirit; it awards itself the carefree freedom of the Western myth itself...Silverado is the work of Lawrence Kasdan, the man who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it has some of the same reckless brilliance about it.
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- Sony Pictures
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Roy Arbogast||Special Effects|
|Bruce Broughton||Score Composer|
|William Elliott||Production Designer|
|Michael Grillo||Executive Producer|
|Mark Kasdan||Associate Producer,Screenwriter|
|Rick Kline||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Anne McCulley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Donald O. Mitchell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Charles Okun||Executive Producer|
|Arthur Jeph Parker||Set Decoration/Design|
|Ida Random||Production Designer|
|Kristi Zea||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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This is a Western made for everyone who loves Westerns. John Wayne would be proud. Simple values; good wins out over evil, crime doesn't pay. The Plot and characters are typical, but the blending of terrific actors and a screenplay including a bit of a ''wink'' to the western lovers make it anything but typical. It's perfect. Looking for a good movie to share with the kids or if you want to feel like a kid sitting in the balcony on Saturday morning... SILVERADO is a great bet.
I wouldn't know, I ordered this over a month ago and have never recieved it!
This is one of the best modern westerns ever made. It was made at a time when everyone thought the westerns were dead. It has great stars, great script and cinematography. It's got plenty of action, laughs and even a little romance. A classic movie made by a classic director.
I'm not a huge Western fan, but I love this movie. It has a cast of now popular actors: Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Scott Glenn, Brian Dennehy, and probably others that I've forgotten, all when they were really young. This is such a good guy vs. bad guy movie that we all love. Our characters all join together and, of course, beat the bad guys, although not easily and not without sad casualties. It's a really good western, made so mostly by the talent of Kevin Kline in the lead role, plus the other actors who have gone on to become great. Lots of humor in this one too.
I loved the young Kevin! Great story line mixed with great action. A must see.