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A mysterious and possibly otherworldly stranger comes to the rescue of a frontier town in this Western, which was strongly influenced by the George Stevens classic, Shane. The peace of a small mining community is shattered when Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart), the ruthless proprietor of a powerful strip-mining company, arrives in town with his son Josh (Christopher Penn) and a posse of hired guns to drive out the townspeople and take control of the territory. Megan (Sydney Penny), a young girl whose pet was killed in the melee, prays to God for someone to defend the village from the marauders; soon, the Preacher ([[Performer~P88601~Clint Eastwood~clinteastwood]]) arrives on a pale horse, and joins forces with Hull Barrett (Michael Moriarty), the unofficial leader of the miners and one of the few who attempts to defend himself, to take a stand against LaHood and his men. As the Preacher and Barrett try to organize the miners to fight the invaders, both Megan and her mother Sarah (Carrie Snodgrass) find they're drawn to the Preacher, who keeps to himself and seems to have more than his share of secrets. Pale Rider was also directed by leading man [[Performer~P88601~Clint Eastwood~clinteastwood]]; it was his first Western as both director and star since the acclaimed The Outlaw Josey Wales. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 28, 1985

Cast

Clint Eastwood
as Preacher
Michael Moriarty
as Hull Barret
Carrie Snodgress
as Sarah Wheeler
Chris Penn
as Josh LaHood
Richard Dysart
as Coy LaHood
Richard Kiel
as Club
Sydney Penny
as Megan Wheeler
Doug McGrath
as Spider Conway
John Russell
as Stockburn
Clay Lilley
as Horseman
Billy Drago
as Deputy Mather
Charles Hallahan
as McGill
John Dennis Johnston
as Deputy Tucker
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Jagou
Lloyd Nelson
as Bank Teller
Mike Adams
as Horseman
Cliff Happy
as Horseman
Chuck La Font
as Eddie Conway
Glenn Wright
as Stage Rider
Buddy Van Horn
as Stage Driver
Herman Poppe
as Ulrik Lindquist
Jack Radosta
as Deputy Grissom
Jeffrey Josephson
as Deputy Sedge
Jeffrey Weissman
as Teddy Conway
Jim Hitson
as Biggs
Kathleen Wygle
as Bess Gossage
Keith Dillin
as Blacksmith
Larry Randles
as Horseman
Loren Adkins
as Bossy
Mike Munsey
as Dentist/Barber
Richard Hamilton
as Jed Blankenship
Robert Winley
as Deputy Kobold
Ross Loney
as Horseman
S.A. Griffin
as Deputy Folke
Terrence Evans
as Jake Henderson
Thomas Oglesby
as Elam
Fritz Manes
as Stage Rider
Allen Keller
as Tyson
Gene Hartline
as Horseman
George Orrison
as Stationmaster Whitey
Graham Paul
as Ev Gossage

Crew

Clint Eastwood
Director
Clint Eastwood
Producer
Michael Butler
Screenwriter
Dennis Shryack
Screenwriter
Bruce Surtees
Cinematographer
Joel Cox
Editor
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Designer
David Valdes
Associate Producer
Fritz Manes
Executive Producer
Ernie Bishop
Set Designer
Glenn Wright
Costume Designer
Charles Gaspar
Special Effects
Chuck Gasper
Special Effects
Bob Herron
Stunts
Kerrie Cullen
Stunts
Walt LaRue
Stunts
Wayne Van Horn
Stunts
Phyllis Huffman
Casting
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