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Celebrated writer and director John Sayles turns his eye to politics in America in this drama. The son of respected Colorado politician Senator Jud Pilager (Michael Murphy), Dicky Pilager (Chris Cooper) is a charming but half-bright man with a bad habit of mangling the English language and a decided lack of political correctness. Dicky is also in the midst of a hard-fought campaign to become governor of Colorado. Dicky's campaign manager, Chuck Raven (Richard Dreyfuss), is a ruthless sort who will leave no stone unturned to see that his candidate wins, so when Dicky snags a dead body while fishing during the shooting of a campaign commercial, Raven is determined to find out if his man has been set up. Raven hires Danny O'Brien (Danny Huston), a former journalist turned private investigator, to find out who the dead man is and if he might be connected to Pilager's enemies. But the deeper O'Brien digs into the matter, the more he finds out about the candidate and his family -- and very little of it is flattering. John Sayles assembled a typically impressive cast for Silver City, with the supporting cast highlighted by Tim Roth, Kris Kristofferson, Maria Bello, Thora Birch, Daryl Hannah, Billy Zane, and Mary Kay Place. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 17, 2004


Danny Huston
as Danny O'Brien
Maria Bello
as Nora Allardyce
Billy Zane
as Chandler Tyson
Chris Cooper
as Richard "Dickie" Pilager
Richard Dreyfuss
as Chuck Raven
Michael Murphy
as Sen. Jud Pilager
Daryl Hannah
as Maddy Pilager
Kris Kristofferson
as Wes Benteen
Mary Kay Place
as Grace Seymour
David Clennon
as Mort Seymour
Miguel Ferrer
as Cliff Castleton
Ralph Waite
as Casey Lyle
Sal Lopez
as Tony Guerra
James Gammon
as Joe Skaggs
Tim Roth
as Mitch Paine
Thora Birch
as Karen Cross
Luis Saguar
as Vince Esparza
Alma Delfina
as Lupe Montoya
Aaron Vieyra
as Frito Lopez
Hugo Carbajal
as Rafi Quinones
Cheech Marin


John Sayles
Maggie Renzi
John Sayles
Haskell Wexler
Mason K. Daring
Composer (Music Score)
John Sayles
Toby Corbett
Production Designer
Chris Jones
Production Designer
Lansing Parker
Suzanne Ceresco
Associate Producer
Alice Baker
Set Decorator
Shay Cunliffe
Costume Designer
Judy Karp
Sound/Sound Designer
Ros Hubbard
John Hubbard