Best Western Movies of 1980


The Long Riders

7.0/10 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

6.8/10 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


6.9/10 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

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

The Mountain Men

6.4/10 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
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Belle Starr

6.6/10 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: 1980-03-31

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler

6.4/10 IMDB

Kenny Rogers stars as Brady Hawkes, as the titular gambler, embarks on a journey to meet a son he never knew after the latter sends him a letter. Along the way, Brady meets Billy Montana (Bruce Boxleitner) and the two become friends. Billy (while trying to help Brady in his quest) fancies himself as a professional poker player on his own. Although Billy makes mistakes along the way (some of these include: trying to find a way to cheat or do some smooth talking), Brady makes sure that he stays on good behavior during a train ride to Yuma, CA. The duo help prostitute Jennie Reed (Lee Purcell) who has trouble with a train baron. At the end, Brady's son's stepfather (Clu Gulager) is confronted.

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
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More Wild Wild West

6.5/10 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

High Noon, Part II: The Return of Will Kane

5.2/10 IMDB

Former Marshal Will Kane returns to Hadleyville a year after he resigned and finds the town in the grip of a tyrannical marshal who abuses his power.

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

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