DVD 127 mins IMDB 7.0 (7,369 votes)
Columbia / TriStar (1985)
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Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
USA  /  English

Kevin Kline Paden
Scott Glenn Emmett
Kevin Costner Jake
Danny Glover Malachi 'Mal' Johnson
Marvin J. McIntyre Clerk at cavalry outpost
Brad Williams Trooper
Sheb Wooley Cavalry Sergeant
Jon Kasdan Boy at Outpost
John Cleese Sheriff John T. Langston, Turley
Todd Allen Turley Deputy Kern
Rosanna Arquette Hannah
Brian Dennehy Cobb
Linda Hunt Stella
Jeff Goldblum Slick
Jane Beauchamp Neighbor Woman
Kenny Call Turley Deputy Block
Bill Thurman Carter, Owner of Sang's Saloon, Turley
Meg Kasdan Barmaid at Sang's Saloon
Dick Durock Turley Bar Fighter
Gene Hartline Turley Bar Fighter

Director Lawrence Kasdan
Producer Lawrence Kasdan
Writer Lawrence Kasdan; Mark Kasdan
Cinematography John Bailey
Musician Bruce Broughton
User Credit 1 Carol Littleton
User Credit 2 Kristi Zea

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. — Hal Erickson

Edition Details
Barcode 043396042810
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 6/1/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Chinese; English; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen
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User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 2 Get ready for the ride of your life.
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Trivia: Shooting lasted 96 days, between November 1984 and March 1985. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: During the final showdown we see shadows from the buildings on the left, but in the next shot there are no shadows at all. (more)

[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.

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination (more)