Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, and also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love, Ella Watson. Both men find themselves questioning their roles in the furious conflict between wealthy landowners and European immigrants attempting to build new lives on the American frontier, which culminates in a brutal pitched battle.
Christopher Walken....Nathan D. Champion (as Chris Walken)
John Hurt....Billy Irvine
Sam Waterston....Frank Canton
Brad Dourif....Mr. Eggleston
Isabelle Huppert....Ella Watson
Joseph Cotten....The Reverend Doctor
Jeff Bridges....John L. Bridges
Ronnie Hawkins....Major Wolcott
Paul Koslo....Mayor Charlie Lezak
Geoffrey Lewis....Trapper Fred
Rosie Vela....Beautiful girl (as Roseanne Vela)
Mary Catherine Wright....Nell (as Mary C. Wright)
Nicholas Woodeson....Small man
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