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Pale Rider (1985)

R | | Western | 28 June 1985 (USA)
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A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

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A gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims. A preacher rides into camp and uses all of his powers of persuasion to convince the landowner to give up his attacks on the miners. Written by David J. Kiseleski <davidk269@aol.com>

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$6,900,000 (estimated)

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$41,400,000 (USA)
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This is the last Clint Eastwood Western where he plays the type of role that made him a movie star: A nameless character (known in this movie as the Preacher). It would also mark the last time he would ever have a beard in a movie (though he did have some facial hair when we first see him in Unforgiven). See more »

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When Hull drives off in his cart after visiting town and being saved from a beating by the Preacher, a modern white bandage and finger splint can be seen on Hull's left hand. It disappears in later shots. See more »

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The film should be called "Pale Remake"
26 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A pale, shameless and unnecessary remake of George Stevens's classic 1953 Western "Shane," down to its homesteaders-versus-cattlemen story (here gold-panners-versus-sluice-miners) being told through the eyes of an adolescent so taken with a mysterious gunfighter-come-from-nowhere to help the humble underdogs that he/she idolizes the gunfighter more than his/her parents.

"Pale Rider" is a handsome film, shot in the Rocky Mountain high country, with a more than competent cast, but it's also thin and bloodless, and utterly lacking in any real feeling, tension or reason for being.


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