- 2 hr 7 min
Silverado is an enchanting western comedy. Without giving, too much away the basic plot for the movie is simple, yet it will keep you very entertained for the entire film. Two brothers are heading to California during the late 1800's and they need to stop in a town called Silverado so they can say goodbye to their only sister. Along the way, they run into several troubling situations like a caravan that needs help and a town that is run by a corrupt sheriff. They get out of one predicament and along come another. During their travels, they meet up with two other men that are in similar predicaments. The four men decide that they should ride together. They become quick friends and soon find out that they have a common goal. This movie features some well-known actors that are early in their professional careers. It is one of the movie's that helped launched the career of Kevin Costner. Kevin Costner plays one of the two brothers that is on their way to California. He plays an entertainingly goofy and unpredictable character. The brother playing opposite to Kevin Costner is Scott Glenn. Scott Glenn was an up and coming actor at the time. The other two members of their little group were Danny Glover and Kevin Kline. Kevin Kline was fresh off a hit movie and Danny Glover was an unknown. All four went on to great careers. These four worked perfectly together and they all made very believable characters. The rest of the cast for the movies featured some excellent role players. People like Jeff Goldblum, Rosanna Arquette, Brian Dennehy, and Linda Hunt did great jobs with their characters. Western comedies that are both well written and funny are rare. Silverado is both of those things. It is a great chance to see some of your favorite actors at the beginning of their careers.