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Heaven's Gate

6.9
2,473
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Original title
Heaven's Gate
Year
Running time
219 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Michael Cimino
Music
David Mansfield
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond
Cast
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Producer
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Genre
Western. Drama | 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, and also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love, Ella Watson. Both men find themselves questioning their roles in the furious conflict between wealthy landowners and European immigrants attempting to build new lives on the American frontier, which culminates in a brutal pitched battle.
Awards
1981: Nominated for Oscar: Best Art Direction
1981: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1981: Razzie Awards: Worst Director. 5 Nominations, including Worst Picture and Screenplay
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