About

Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabel...

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Directed by

Michael Cimino

Written by

Michael Cimino (Screenplay)

Runtime

219 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The only thing greater than their passion for America... was their passion for each other.

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#395 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration