Silverado is a 1985 American western crime drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and produced by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan and Mark Kasdan.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references)
Run Time: 2h 13min
Release Date: July 10, 1985 (USA)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Silverado stars Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, John Cleese, Brian Dennehy, Linda Hunt, Rosanna Arquette, Jeff Fahey, Ray Baker, Richard Jenkins, Lynn Whitfield, James Gammon and Thomas Wilson Brown.
Silverado is the story of a rambling cowboy named Emmett (Scott Glenn) who was just released from jail after serving time for killing a man and is headed for the town of Turley to join up with his brother Jake (Kevin Costner) and head on to Silverado. On his way to Turley, Emmett comes across a man lying in the desert named Paden (Kevin Kline) who was robbed and left for dead with no clothes, no horse and no food or water. Arriving in Turley, Emmett and Paden meet Mal, another cowboy who gets run out of town by Sheriff John Langston (John Cleese).
They discover that Jake is locked up and awaiting a hanging for killing a man (in self-defense). In Turley, Paden is thrown into jail with Jake after he encounters and kills one of the men who robbed him. Emmett helps his brother and Paden escape their jail cell and the three are pursued by Sheriff Langston’s posse. Mal is a sharp shooter and targets Langston and helps them escape. Mal joins them in their journey to Silverado. Soon after arriving, they discover that the town has fallen into the grasp of greedy rancher Ethan McKendrick (Ray Baker) and corrupt Sheriff Cobb (Brian Dennehy) with whom many of Emmet’s men have unfinished business.
“Blind Pete always said you’d hang. I guess tomorrow at dawn he’ll be proved right.” – Emmett
“Ten A.M.” – Sheriff Langston
“Oh, right, I always thought they did it at dawn.” – Emmett
“Today, my jurisdiction ends here. Pick up my hat.” – Sheriff Langston
“I am the Evening Star. I’m always there, but only shine at night.” – Stella
“All I did was kiss a girl!” – Jake
Official Movie Trailer
Kevin Kline as Paden
Scott Glenn as Emmett
Kevin Costner as Jake
Danny Glover as Mal
Jeff Goldblum as Slick
John Cleese as Sheriff Langston
Brian Dennehy as Cobb
Linda Hunt as Stella
Rosanna Arquette as Hannah
Jeff Fahey as Tyree
Ray Baker as McKendrick
Richard Jenkins as Kelly
Lynn Whitfield as Rae
James Gammon as Dawson
Thomas Wilson Brown as Augie