Silverado (1985)

Silverado Quote: “I don’t wanna kill you, and you don’t wanna be dead.” – Mal

What would happen if a random group of Hollywood actors at an ’80s cocktail party decided to make a Western? We found out with listener Jim Batten’s commission of “Silverado.”

On paper, this movie has it all. Lawrence Kasdan wrote and directed it. Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy, Rosanna Arquette, and Scott Glenn starred in it. And the soundtrack flew off shelves.

But “Silverado” also includes a few interesting casting choices like Jeff Goldblum, John Cleese, Linda Hunt, and Kevin Kline. The good guys grin their way through a “Westworld”-like environment with “Game of Thrones”-level plot armor, and glass is breaking EVERYWHERE.

In this episode, Big D finally gets his training montage, Ash wishes “Silverado” were a TV series, and Gene marvels at pearls of Western wisdom.

Plot Summary: “Silverado” Rambling man Emmett (Scott Glenn) assembles a group of misfit cowboys (Kevin Costner), (Kevin Kline, Danny Glover). After helping a group of settlers track down a pack of thieves, Emmett and his men descend on the troubled town of Silverado to seek their fortunes. Soon after arriving, they discover that the town has fallen into the grasp of greedy rancher Ethan McKendrick (Ray Baker) and corrupt Sheriff Cobb (Brian Dennehy) with whom many of Emmett’s men have unfinished business.

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