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Heaven's Gate 1980

  • November 19, 1980
  • 219 mins
  • Michael Cimino
  • Michael Cimino (screenplay)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Western
The only thing greater than their passion for America... was their passion for each other.

Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.


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