Best Western Movies of 1980


The Long Riders

6.9/10 IMDB

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Starring: David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, James Keach, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Kevin Brophy, Harry Carey, Jr., Christopher Guest ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 1980-05-16

Heaven's Gate

6.7/10 IMDB

Harvard graduate James Averill 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, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Jeff Bridges, Joseph Cotten, Ronnie Hawkins, Paul Koslo ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1980-11-19

Bronco Billy

6.1/10 IMDB

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, Sierra Pecheur, Walter Barnes, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1980-06-11

Tom Horn

6.8/10 IMDB

A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Richard Farnsworth, Billy Green Bush, Slim Pickens, Peter Canon, Elisha Cook Jr., Roy Jenson, James Kline, Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: William Wiard
Release date: 1980-03-28


6.8/10 IMDB

An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.

Starring: Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin, Dusty McCrea, Silvana Gallardo, Emerson John, Jason Stevens, Roberta Deherrera, Ivan Naranjo ..
Directed by: Kieth Merrill
Release date: 1980-12-12

Rodeo Girl

6.1/10 IMDB

Sammy Garrett, the wife of a champion rodeo performer, is tired of her subsidiary role at home as a housewife. So she becomes an aspiring rodeo rider herself, encouraged by her one-time performer mother, and eventually confronts her new lifestyle, despite her husband's disapproval. Based on the true story of rodeo champion Sue Pirtle.

Starring: Katharine Ross, Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark, Jacqueline Brookes, Wilford Brimley, Parley Baer, Elise Caitlin, Savannah Bentley, Nancy Priddy, Bucklind Beery ..
Directed by: Jackie Cooper
Release date: 1980-09-17

The Gambler

6.3/10 IMDB

This Western adventure, inspired by Kenny Rogers' hit song, tells how fictional gambler Brady Hawkes, going in search of a young son he never knew he had, teams up with an impetuous young admirer and a shady lady on his journey, which also involves him with an arrogant railroad owner and a gang of villains.

Starring: Kenny Rogers, Christine Belford, Bruce Boxleitner, Lee Purcell, Harold Gould, Clu Gulager, Lance LeGault, Ronnie Scribner, Noble Willingham, Bruce M. Fischer ..
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 1980-04-08

The Mountain Men

6.3/10 IMDB

The story concerns two grizzled mountain men -- Bill Tyler and Henry Frapp -- during the dying days of the fur-trapping era. The plot begins when Running Moon runs away from her abusive husband Heavy Eagle and comes across the two seedy fur trappers. The mountain men take her in, unaware that Heavy Eagle has dispatched an army of Indian braves to reclaim her.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo, Stephen Macht, Seymour Cassel, David Ackroyd, Cal Bellini, John Glover, William Lucking, Ken Ruta ..
Directed by: Richard Lang
Release date: 1980-06-01
Best Western Movies of 1980 : Belle Starr

Belle Starr

6.4/10 IMDB

Belle Star is a bandit with an itch to ride with the outlaw legends, the James gang, the Youngers and the Dalton boys.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Cliff Potts, Michael Cavanaugh, Gary Combs, Fred Ward, Jesse Vint, Alan Vint, Geoffrey Lewis, Sandy McPeak, David Knell ..
Directed by: John A. Alonzo
Release date: 1980-04-02
Best Western Movies of 1980 : Sabor a sangre

Sabor a sangre

5.6/10 IMDB

In "Sabor a Sangre" (literally, "Flavor of Blood"), Antonio Aguilar plays Mauricio Rosales, whom along his good friend Chelelo (Eleazar García) are traveling towards another friend's ranch. During their trip, they find the dead bodies of a group of men, so they take them to the next town hoping to find some answers. At the town, they are informed that the dead men were a posse sent by police chief Rómulo (José Gálvez) to kill "El Tigre", a mysterious serial killer who has been hunting down the townspeople, viciously killing even women and children. (cont.

Starring: Antonio Aguilar ..
Directed by: Mario Hernández
Release date: 1980-06-26
Best Western Movies of 1980 : More Wild Wild West

More Wild Wild West

6.0/10 IMDB

Robert Conrad and Ross Martin reprise their roles as Secret Service agents of the 1890s.

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Harry Morgan, Jonathan Winters, René Auberjonois, Victor Buono, Emma Samms, Liz Torres, Avery Schreiber, Joyce Brothers ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 1980-10-07
Best Western Movies of 1980 : The Legend of Walks Far Woman

The Legend of Walks Far Woman

5.5/10 IMDB

Walks Far Woman is a squaw of the Blackfoot tribe. She takes revenge on two men who killed her husband and then she is ostracized by her tribe. She then is adopted by the Sioux, the tribe of her mother, and there she tries to start a new life.

Starring: Raquel Welch, Bradford Dillman, Nick Mancuso, Branscombe Richmond, Eloy Casados, George Clutesi, Frank Salsedo, Hortensia Colorado ..
Directed by: Mel Damski
Release date: 1980-08-24

High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane

5.2/10 IMDB

Former Marshal Will Kane and his Amish bride, Amy, return to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and find the town in the grip of a bounty-hunting marshal and his two trigger-happy deputies.

Starring: Lee Majors, David Carradine, J.A. Preston, Michael Pataki, Katherine Cannon, M. Emmet Walsh, Frank Campanella, Tracey Walter, Britt Leach, Pernell Roberts ..
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Release date: 1980-11-15
Best Western Movies of 1980 : The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom

5.6/10 IMDB

In a small Southern town, a plantation owner is duped into thinking a thief is a kind stranger. To repay the stranger for stopping a robbery, the plantation owner invites him to his home to meet his daughter.

Starring: Kaye Ballard, John Goodman, Marjoe Gortner, Pippa Pearthree, Ernie Sabella, Gene Lindsey, Ernie Sabella, John Goodman, Scott Jarvis, Trip Plymale ..
Directed by: Tim Kiley
Release date: 1980-06-01

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