Pale Rider

Pale Rider

DVD - 1997
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A nameless stranger who rides into a small California gold rush town finds himself in the middle of a feud between a mining syndicate and a group of independent prospectors. DVD Features: Production Notes Theatrical Trailer.
Audience: R (Restricted)
Publisher: [S.l.] : Warner Home Video, 1997
ISBN: 9780790733050
0790733056
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION ADVENTURE PALE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 08, 2017

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him." - The Book of Revelation, Chapter 6, Verse 8. The mysterious Preacher (Clint Eastwood), Death, brings protection, and a little belief, to a group of miners tormented by a powerful mining corporation and its owner, Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart).

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TheSandoz
Mar 05, 2017

'Pale Rider' is a beautifully crafted western and one of Clint Eastwood's best films. He uses the blueprint of George Stevens' classic 'Shane' and manages to put his own unique stamp on the story of a lone cowboy who descends on a lawless town and helps the hapless gold miners being terrorized by a renegade sheriff and his men.

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Calvacade
Feb 03, 2015

Solid Western by Eastwood- the films theme builds towards a satisfying conclusion- and it will linger in your brain for a while after that- deceptively simple but powerful film by Clint.

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Ron@Ottawa
May 07, 2014

This film is supposed to be a replica of an older western, 'Shane'. However, I find Eastwood's screen presence as a gunfighter much stronger than that of Alan Ladd. A good western and enjoyable to watch.

kevfarley Jul 08, 2013

By the numbers,..delivers the formula. Except that its persecuted miners this time ,.. instead of sod sodbusters, sheep hearders, etc. And the superhero has two female admirers.

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Monolith
Jul 19, 2012

A solid and spooky Clint Eastwood Western, start to finish. Strongly reminiscent of "Shane". "Pale Rider" refers to the the fourth rider, Death, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from the Book of Revelation, chapter six. Megan is reading the exact verse when she and her mom first see Preacher ride up to their house. Eastwood has revealed in interviews that his character is in fact a ghost. Great cast. "Law and Order's" Michael Moriarty; steely eyed Western villain John Russell (Rio Bravo); Neil Young's ex Carrie Snodgress; 7' 2" giant Richard (Jaws) Kiel as 'Club'; Sean Penn's late brother Chris... Fourteen year old Sydney Penny gives a memorable performance as the blossoming doe-eyed Megan. Killer flick. FIVE STARS.

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rslade
Jan 20, 2012

Probably better than most people credit. More than just a spaghetti western, it has some very interesting, almost mystical, elements too it. However, yes, it's mostly a western action thriller.

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Monolith
Jul 19, 2012

The Preacher (after beating the snot out of four of LaHood's goons with an axe handle): "...There's nothin' like a nice piece of hickory." (walks away)

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Monolith
Jul 19, 2012

Megan Wheeler (reading the Bible aloud to her mom): "...and when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, "Come and see!", and I looked... and beheld a pale horse... (the Preacher rides up) ...and his name that sat on him, was Death, (mother and daughter stare out the window at the Preacher) ...and Hell followed with him..."

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Monolith
Jul 19, 2012

Sarah Wheeler: "Who are you? Who are you... really?" The Preacher: "Well, it really doesn't matter... does it?"

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Monolith
Jul 19, 2012

Megan Wheeler (her voice echoing through the mountains): "Preacher? Preacher? We all love you Preacher... I love you!...Thank you!... Good-bye!..."

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