- 1 hr 56 min
Pale Rider is a western film that came out in the year 1985. It is a movie that had Clint Eastwood in it as he returned to the western genre for the first time in nearly a decade. The movie is about a group of gold miners who are terrorized by a land baron. Fortunately for the gold miners and citizens of the area a mysterious cowboy named Preacher comes to help them. Over time he helps a man who is living with a woman and her daughter. The baron begins enforcing his authority on the people at the mine. However, Preacher is able to eliminate the baron and his cronies in the end to allow the miners to live peacefully again. In the northern California countryside a group of gold miners are going about their daily activities. However, there is a group of men on horseback who come in and wreck the area, destroying the community. They even kill a girl’s dog and this causes much concern for the people in the community. Shortly after this, a man named Hull Barrett is going to buy some supplies and is being attacked by a few thugs. Fortunately for him, the cowboy named Preacher comes in and beats up the attackers. Hull later forms a positive relationship with the Preacher and lets him stay with his family. Preacher becomes a very helpful guide for Barrett and his family as well as the miner community. Meanwhile, Coy Lahood the local baron looks to enforce his will on the community and intimidate them. He even looks to intimidate Preacher through his son but that fails. Instead, Lahood looks to negotiate a financial settlement with Preacher. Due to the fact that the miners have sacrificed so much to form a good mine he convinces the miners to fight. Therefore no settlement is made. As a result Lahood hires a group of gunslingers to enforce his will on the miners and fight them. In a final standoff Preacher murders the gunslingers and Barrett murders the baron. At the end of the film, Preacher rides off and leaves Barrett and the miners.