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The Electric Horseman (1979)

A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.

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Hunt Sears
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Fitzgerald
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Danny
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Toland
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Dietrich (as James B. Sikking)
James Kline ...
Tommy
Frank Speiser ...
Bernie
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Bud Broderick (as Quinn Redeker)
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Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Electric  »

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$12,500,000 (estimated)

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$61,801,971
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Sydney Pollack had planned to re-team Robert Redford and Jane Fonda for " Havana " the following year but it would be another eleven years before it would finally get made, with Lena Olin getting the role intended for Fonda. Pollack also tried to get Redford and Fonda together again for his Fountain of youth story " Us", scripted by Eric Roth, but Columbia cancelled it amidst budgetary concerns. See more »

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Sonny tells Hallie she's standing in poison sumac, but it only grows in swampy areas, not west of Texas. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Steele: I ain't carrying it. And you can't carry it.
Hallie Martin: The hell I can't. I've carried this stuff a lot of times.
Sonny Steele: Where? Up the escalator at Bloomingtons, or Bloomingbirds or where ever the hell it is?
Hallie Martin: Bloomingdales!
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Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
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Composed by Ed Bruce
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Lots of Electricity Between Fonda & Redford
3 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Over the years I seemed to have missed seeing this film and enjoyed the very young looking Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. The best part of the picture takes place when these two actors are in the outdoors and enjoying the so called comforts of a rough camping routine. Their first warm kiss gets the film interesting and their conversations become very comical and entertaining over sleeping habits and cold coffee. Jane Fonda played (Alice (Hallie) Martin) and Robert Redford was (Norman 'Sonny' Steele) who made plenty of electricity in this cute romantic film. If you like great photography of the West and two outstanding great actors, this is a film to enjoy.


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