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Pale Rider (1985) Movie Information

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Clint Eastwood


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





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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

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 sat...

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