R | | Adventure, Drama, Western
A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.
According to Isabelle Huppert, Michael Cimino decided to cast her after seeing a clip from Violette (1978) after it was released in the U.S. The film was actually Huppert's second American picture (Rosebud (1975) had been the first). To prepare for her role as a prostitute Madame, Huppert spent three days ... ...
They're an ignorant, degraded gang of paupers. Their only stock in trade consists of having large numbers of ragged kids.
In real life, James Averill attended Cornell, not Harvard.
English, Russian, French, Polish, German
$12,032 (USA) (19 November 1980)
$3,484,331 (USA) (31 December 1981)
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