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Comes a Horseman (1978)

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Release Date: Oct 25, 1978 Limited

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Old man Ewing (Jason Robards) owns a ranch right next to the ranch of Ella (Jane Fonda). This is a source of two problems: Ewing wants to gobble up most of the land around the two ranches and also wants Ella's ranch; secondly, when Ella was too young to know better, she went to bed with the man, which, many years later, she considers to have been a grievous error on her part. A third problem arises when oil companies begin pressuring both of them to allow drilling on their land, and Ewing won't

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Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance

Dennis Lynton Clark

Sep 4, 2001

MGM

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Pakula approaches the open spaces of the frontier to escape from urban claustrophobia and instead finds reflections of it

November 17, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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A good-enough Western that I can only really recommend to genre fans, or people who have some particularly strong affection for one or another of the actors.

October 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Desperately tries to become monumental in the manner of a John Ford metaphorical Western.

January 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Richard Farnsworth shines with his portrait of the archetypal cowboy--crafty, self-reliant and industrious.

January 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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