Comes a Horseman (1978)
A film directed by Alan J. Pakula

Genre: Drama / Western / Romance

Film Review

Comes a Horseman is an American western first released on 25th October 1978, directed by Alan J. Pakula. Cinematography was by Gordon Willis and the film was scored by Michael Small. It stars James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard and Richard Farnsworth.   It was produced by Ronnie Caan and distributed by United Artists. Location filming was in Coconino National Forest, Arizona, USA.   The film was released with the tagline: "She was as strong as the land for which she fought. And as vunerable."   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 58 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Comes a Horseman is: good - passable entertainment.

Other recommended films that have been directed by Alan J. Pakula include: The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), The Parallax View (1974), Starting Over (1979) and Rollover (1981). The actor James Caan has also appeared in: El Dorado (1966), The Rain People (1969), Alien Nation (1988) and Bottle Rocket (1996).

Other recommended drama/western/romance films from USA include the following: George Stevens's Giant (1956), Henry King's Jesse James (1939), John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946), John Ford's Rio Grande (1950) and John Ford's Stagecoach (1939).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Alan J. Pakula
  • Script: Dennis Lynton Clark
  • Photo: Gordon Willis
  • Music: Michael Small
  • Cast: James Caan (Frank 'Buck' Athearn), Jane Fonda (Ella Connors), Jason Robards (Jacob 'J.W.' Ewing), George Grizzard (Neil Atkinson), Richard Farnsworth (Dodger), Jim Davis (Julie Blocker), Mark Harmon (Billy Joe Meynert), Macon McCalman (Virgil Hoverton), Basil Hoffman (George Bascomb), James Kline (Ralph Cole), James Keach (Emil Kroegh), Clifford A. Pellow (Cattle Buyer), Allan Baker (Pall Bearer)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 118 min

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