Comes a Horseman

1978

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).

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Cast

James Caan
as Frank 'Buck' Athearn
Jane Fonda
as Ella Connors
Jason Robards
as Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing
George Grizzard
as Neil Atkinson
Jim Davis
as Julie Blocker
Mark Harmon
as Billy Joe Meynert
Basil Hoffman
as George Bascomb
James Kline
as Ralph Cole
James Keach
as Emil Kroegh
Cliff Pellow
as Cattle Buyer
Clifford A. Pellow
as Cattle Buyer
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All Critics (7)

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

Nov 17, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 15, 2009 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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

Jan 22, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

Jan 24, 2004 | Full Review…

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