Pale Rider Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1244

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 184

Theatrical Release Date: 06/28/1985

Language: English

Genre: Action, Western

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Clint Eastwood

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny

Plot: A greedy landowner has his sites set on a gold-mining town but a mysterious preacher shows up to work on behalf of the besieged people and stop the landowner from his plot. -- Chris Kavan

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"Pale Rider" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 06/12/2012

A prospector's daughter has her prayers answered when a mysterious preacher with an uncanny knack for violence comes to town to defend her community from the ruthless land baron who threatens them. Pale Rider drops the otherworldly elements of High Plains Drifter into the plot of Shane to create yet another enjoyable revenge western from Clint Eastwood. The format is very familiar, but Clint brings his usual brand of steely eyed charisma to the screen and its difficult not to cheer for the "little guy" when taking on the might of eminently hissable "man" in the shape of an amusingly villainous Richard Dysart. Chris Penn is maybe a little too young and boyish to make a suitable bad guy but Richard "Jaws" Kiel puts in a memorable cameo as a hired thug and the tense final showdown with a …

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