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The Electric Horseman
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Milford Post Cinemas
Rating: PG Year: 1979 Category: Drama Romance
Director: Sydney Pollack Time: 120 min. Writer: Shelly Burton

Reviews
Mine: Lots of fun. Great lone-hero-against-corporate-america drama. Great sound track. Nice work by the supporting cast with Nelson doing a very nice turn. Jane has never been more appealing.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Innocuous rip-off of LONELY ARE THE BRAVE tries to palm off Redford as a near-derelict who steals a $12 million thoroughbred from a Vegas hotel and heads for some grazing land. Pleasant, to be sure, but considering the people involved, a disappointment. Panavision.
User Reviews:
Travis's rating:
4.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Let's face it. They don't make movies like this anymore. Seems like there was a time, I guess it was the early 80's, when Hollywood was willing to tell simple but powerful stories using country and/or western themes, music, etc. Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, Songwriter, even Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit I would put in this category. For some reason, they all make me feel good. It's a segment of the population whose stories don't seem to get told anymore, and I feel they have a lot to say and can be a lot of fun. This film has a lot of heart, a lot of character, and a lot of honor, in my opinion. Teaches one how to live, and live well.
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Cast
Robert Redford Robert Redford as:
Sonny Steele
Jane Fonda Jane Fonda as:
Hallie Martin
Valerie Perrine Valerie Perrine as:
Charlotta
Willie Nelson as:
Wendell
John Saxon as:
Hunt Sears
Wilfrod Brimley as:
Farmer
Allan Arbus as:
Danny Miles
Basil Hoffman as:
Roland