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.
Second of two movies that Jeff Bridges made with Writer and Director Michael Cimino. The first was Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974).
James, do you remember the good gone days?
James Averill: Clearer and better, every day I get older.
Despite music and a yard full of waltzing couples, several 360-degree panning shots at the Harvard commencement ball show that there is no orchestra.
There are slight differences between the 'uncut' version on DVD and video and the original 70mm prints, most notably the ending. While the 70mm prints end with a freeze frame of an indecisive Averill in the doorway of his cabin, the DVD and video version ends with him standing on the deck of his yacht.
English, Russian, French, Polish, German
$12,032 (USA) (19 November 1980)
$3,484,331 (USA) (31 December 1981)