The Electric Horseman

The Electric Horseman

Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine
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Overview

The Electric Horseman

A cowboy-turned-huckster unexpectedly finds love as he tries to regain his self-respect in this romantic comedy drama. Sonny Steele (Robert Redford) is a one-time rodeo star whose career as a cowboy has ground to a halt. He makes a good living as a spokesman for Ranch Breakfast, a sugar-coated cereal for kids, but he's lost most of his self-respect in the process; his boss, corporate mogul Hunt Sears (John Saxon), considers him a property rather than a human being, and Sonny has developed a serious problem with alcohol. Sears' cereal company is negotiating a highly profitable merger with another firm and brings Sonny to Las Vegas for a publicity stunt, in which Sonny, wearing a garish cowboy outfit complete with blinking lights, will ride on-stage at Caesar's Palace aboard prize-winning thoroughbred stallion Rising Star. When Sonny discovers Sears' men have drugged the horse so that it will be able to walk on an injured leg, he's appalled, and he rides Rising Star off the stage at Caesar's and into the Nevada desert, looking for grazing land where he and the horse can heal their wounds. Sears is shocked to discover that Sonny has run off with a 12 million dollars, and he realizes that Sonny knows enough to make his firm look very bad in the press, potentially scotching the merger. Sears files charges against Sonny and posts a reward for Rising Star's safe return, though he implies that it wouldn't bother him if Sonny died in the rescue attempt. Hallie Martin (Jane Fonda), a television journalist covering Sonny's Vegas appearance, is convinced that something is fishy and manages to catch up with him in the desert; as Hallie tries to get Sonny to tell her his story, the has-been cowboy and the city-girl reporter fall in love. The Electric Horseman also stars Valerie Perrine and Willie Nelson; the country & western star made his screen debut in this film and has a very memorable line about tequila and trailer hitches. This disc presents the film in its orignal theatrical aspect ratio.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
UPC: 0025192274824
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 2,837

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Sonny Steele
Jane Fonda Hallie Martin
Valerie Perrine Charlotta
John Saxon Hunt Sears
Willie Nelson Wendell,Singer
Allan Arbus Danny Miles
Nicolas Coster Fitzgerald
Wilford Brimley Farmer
Will Hare Gus Atwater
Basil Hoffman Toland
Timothy Scott Leroy
James B. Sikking Dietrich
James Kline Tommy
Frank Speiser Bernie
Quinn K. Redeker Bud Broderick
Lois Areno Joanna Camden
Sarah Harris Lucinda
Tasha Zemrus Louise
James Novak Dennis
Patricia Blair Actor
Sylvie Strauss Actor
Lois Hamilton Joanna
Debra L. Maxwell Actor
Michele Heyeden Actor
Robin Timm Actor
Gary M. Fox Actor
Richard Perlmutter Actor
Carol Eileen Montgomery Actor
Theresa Ann Dent Actor
Perry Sheehan Adair Actor
Sarge Allen Actor
Richard Knoll Actor
Angelo Giouzelis Actor
Mark Jamison Actor
Brendan Kelly Actor
Sheila B. Wakely Actor
X.V. Kelly Actor
Gary Shermaine Actor
Gary D. Liddiard Actor
Jerry Kurland Actor
J. Carlton Adair Actor
Charles J. Monahan Actor
George W. Etter Actor
Raymond G. Maupin Actor
Bob Barrett Actor
Red McIlvaine Actor
Frank Nicholas Actor
Johnny Magnus Actor
Vic Vallard Actor
Bob Bailey Actor
Roger Lowe Actor
Sydney Pollack Man Who Makes a Pass at Alice

Technical Credits
Sydney Pollack Director
Gordon Davidson Sound Editor
Paul Gaer Original Story
Robert Garland Original Story,Screenwriter
Stephen B. Grimes Production Designer
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Augie Lohman Special Effects
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
Owen Roizman Cinematographer
Ronald L. Schwary Associate Producer
Ray Stark Producer
Mary Olivia Swanson Set Decoration/Design
Dennis Washington Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. Drunken Cowboy
3. Interview With Sonny
4. "I Used to Rodeo"
5. Horse Thief
6. Cooling Out
7. Retired From Public Life
8. The Greatest Animal
9. Unscrew My Life
10. Spotting the Cereal Cowboy
11. Running From the Law
12. Helpful Stranger
13. The Coast Is Clear
14. Can't Sleep
15. Lightening Up
16. Go for A Ride
17. Making Good Time
18. "Thanks for the Worry"
19. Setting Him Free
20. End Titles

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The Electric Horseman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
judy rossini 20 days ago
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HAH More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies Moral of the story is pretty much don't mess with a cowboy's horse. quick Funfacts Theres a lot of recognizable faces (watch for a cameo by Waylon Jennings). Also this was the first movie Willie Nelson was in. It's a must watch for Redford fans along with The Horse Whisperer. Only thing I'd change is re cast Jane Fonda she's a bit annoying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie when I was young and still enjoy it. Few people have ever heard of it, but it's worth watching. Robert Redford is his classic, charming self, playing a washed-up cowboy who's tired of being pulled this way and that by publicists. Jane Fonda makes a great target for his banter. The storyline seems very simple by today's standards, but it makes a great movie: the "little guy" standing up against the big corporation to do what's right.