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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Kris Kristofferson
Isabelle Huppert
Christopher Walken
Jeff Bridges
Directors
Michael Cimino
Screenwriters
Michael Cimino
Running Time
216 minutes

Heaven's Gate
How The West Was Lost


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Heaven's Gate

Plot
Across 30 years of life in Johnson County, Wyoming, cattle empires are built and lost, rustlers marked for death, and comfort provided by bordello madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert).


Verdict
A studio fell and Michael Cimino's career never recovered but Heaven's Gate lives on as a landmark Western.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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