Heaven's Gate (1980)

R   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Western


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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.


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  • Isabelle Huppert and Kris Kristofferson in Heaven's Gate (1980)
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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Michael Cimino

Writer:

Michael Cimino

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 ... ...


Quotes

Wolcott: They're an ignorant, degraded gang of paupers. Their only stock in trade consists of having large numbers of ragged kids.


Goofs

In real life, James Averill attended Cornell, not Harvard.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Drama | Western

Details

Release Date:

19 November 1980

Language

English, Russian, French, Polish, German


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,032 (USA) (19 November 1980)

Gross:

$3,484,331 (USA) (31 December 1981)

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