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Heaven's Gate
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(86 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson

James Averill
Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken

Nathan D. Champion
John Hurt

John Hurt

William C. Irvine
Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Frank Canton
Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif

Mr. Eggleston
Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert

Ella Watson
Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten

The Reverend Doctor
Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

John L. Bridges


Written by
Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino

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3 years, 12 months ago at Sep 5 23:46
Heaven's Gate is a beautiful film. Almost every frame perfectly captures the allure of the classical romantic West. Sadly, the rest of the film is essentially a disaster. If one looked up maniacal ego trip in the encyclopedia there would likely be a portrait of director Michael Cimino slapped on the page. The beauty of the film is hindered by a mess of a story, countless wasted minutes, horrib... read more
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Description: A notorious artistic and financial failure, Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate was blamed for critically wounding the movie Western and definitively ushering out the 1970s Hollywood New Wave of young, brash, independent filmmakers. Taking a revisionist, post-Vietnam view of American imperialism, Cimino used the historical Johnson County W ... (more)
Release date: 19 November 1980
UPC: 027616837127
Epic (5), Western (5), 1980s (3), 1980 (3), Brothel (3), Drama (3), Historical (3), Romance (3), Outlaw (2), Prostitute (2), Massacre (2), Hired Gun (2), Poor (2), Sheriff (2), Harvard University (2), Immigrant (2), Rustler (2), Settler (2), Ranch (2), Love Triangle (2)
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"Character: Nathan D. Champion Director: Michael Cimino Also starring: Kris Kristofferson, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert — "Wallpaper""


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"Cimino kept an armed security guard posted outside the editing room during postproduction to keep United Artists executives from interrupting him. Over 1.5 million ft. of film was used. Over a million feet were processed in labs. There really was a Johnson County War in Wyoming and James Averill, Nathan Champion and Ella Watson were actual historical figures. In the real war, however, the U.S. Army arrested the cattlemen for hiring the killers and did not threaten to arrest the homesteaders "


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"Walken portrays the melancholic and mysterious Nathan D. Champion in the unfairly criticized and rejected Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate. It's the second collaboration between the actor and the director. "


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"When a 219-minute version of Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate was released to vitriolic reviews and terrible buzz, United Artists pulled the film from public viewing and had it re-edited down to 149 minutes. The radically shortened version didn’t fare much better with critics or audiences, but the film’s reputation began to change for the positive when Z Channel began airing a 219-minute director’s cut that restores the film to its original grandeur and ambition. Most importantly, th"


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madstalk posted a review 3 years, 12 months ago

“Heaven's Gate is a beautiful film. Almost every frame perfectly captures the allure of the classical romantic West. Sadly, the rest of the film is essentially a disaster. If one looked up maniacal ego trip in the encyclopedia there would likely be a portrait of director Michael Cimino slapped on the page. The beauty of the film is hindered by a mess of a story, countless wasted minutes, horrible sound design and boring unrelatable characters.

It would take a while to document this film's crimes against cinema but some are so egregious they have to be mentioned. Important expository dialogue is drowned out by unrelenting "arty" background noise. Every scene seems to drag on longer than necessary and some sequences, like the near 30 minute prologue, are almost entirely unne” read more

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