Comes a Horseman (1978)




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An evil cattle baron (Jason Robards) butts heads with a rival rancher (Jane Fonda) who won't let him steal the oil-filled land surrounding both of their ranches. Fortunately, she has the help of a war veteran (James Caan) and another old-timer (Richard Farnsworth).

Rating: PG (N/A)
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Dennis Lynton Clark
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2001



as Frank 'Buck' Athearn

as Ella Connors

as Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing

as Neil Atkinson

as Julie Blocker

as Billy Joe Meynert

as George Bascomb

as Ralph Cole

as Emil Kroegh

as Cattle Buyer

as Cattle Buyer
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Full Review… | July 22, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 17, 2009

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.

Full Review… | October 15, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

Full Review… | January 22, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Full Review… | January 24, 2004
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