Comes a Horseman (1978)
Front Cover Actor
James Caan Frank 'Buck' Athearn
Jane Fonda Ella Connors
Jason Robards Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
George Grizzard Neil Atkinson
Richard Farnsworth Dodger
Jim Davis Julie Blocker
Mark Harmon Billy Joe Meynert
Macon McCalman Virgil Hoverton
Basil Hoffman George Bascomb
James Kline Ralph Cole
Jason Robards, Jr. Ewing
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Western; Romance
Director Alan J. Pakula
Producer Gene Kirkwood; Dan Paulson; Ronnie Caan; Robert Chartoff
Writer Dennis Lynton Clark
Studio MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 58 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Richard Farnsworth received an Oscar nomination for this 1978 film, directed by the late Alan J. Pakula. He plays an aging ranch hand in the late 1940s, working for Jane Fonda. She's being pressured by her greedy neighbor, Jason Robards, to sell him her land--this after he has had her father murdered to expedite the sale. Robards wants the land because he knows it's full of oil, but he's not about to tell her that. Rather, he relentlessly strong-arms her and the rest of his neighbors, resorting to violence and killing when he doesn't get his way, knowing he's already bought the cooperation of the law. But Fonda, aided by returning World War II veteran and cowpuncher James Caan, stands up to Robards, setting off an almost biblically violent confrontation. Comes a Horseman was sumptuously photographed by Gordon Willis, who captures the true sweep of the wide open spaces, and strong acting overcomes what charitably could be described as a stately pace. As for Farnsworth, he brings a tastily understated quality to the role of the old cowpoke who knows he's signed on for his last roundup but has the grit to stick it out. --Marshall Fine
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Index 1240
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/30/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 010
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 027616865793
Chapters
Release Date 2001
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen