Plot – Four former convicts - innocent, funny and generous - ride to Silverado, a remote village in the vast expanses of the West. Emmett and his brother Jake are going to visit their sister's family and then carry on towards California. Paden is moved by a spirit of adventure. The fourth man, black Mal, is going to join his old father and return to work the land with him and his sister, but the old man has had his goods violently expropriated by a sinister local landowner, Carter, whose thugs have killed him and Mal's sister. Moreover, Emmett's brother-in-law is killed, his nephew kidnapped and, to make matters worse, Sheriff Cobb, a former thief and co-owner of the local saloon with old Mrs Stella, is in business with the bad guys. There is enough to unleash all possible reactions.
All actors – Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Marvin J. McIntyre, Brad Williams, Sheb Wooley, Jon Kasdan, John Cleese, Todd Allen, Kenny Call, Bill Thurman, Meg Kasdan, Dick Durock, Gene Hartline, Autry Ward, Jake Kasdan, Rosanna Arquette, Rusty Meyers, Zeke Davidson, Lois Geary, James Gammon, Troy Ward, Roy McAdams, Brian Dennehy, Linda Hunt, Jeff Goldblum, Ray Baker, Joe Seneca, Lynn Whitfield, Jeff Fahey, Patricia Gaul, Amanda Wyss, Earl Hindman, Thomas Wilson Brown, Jim Haynie, Richard Jenkins, Jerry Biggs, Sam Gauny, Ken Farmer, Bill McIntosh, Charles Seybert, Jane Beauchamp, Jerry Block, Ben Zeller, Pepe Serna, Ted White, Ross Loney, Walter Scott, Bob Terhune, Mark Kasdan, Matthew Hotsinpiller, Brion James, Richard Lester, Bob Morganshow all
“Silverado” Quotes 18 quotes
“- Mal: Tomorrow we'll go into town and straighten this out once and for all. And then we'll be back here, farming. If I catch any of those cattle on our land after tomorrow, I'm gonna start carvin' them into steaks. And believe me, that's one thing I know about.
- Dawson: Killin' cattle is a hanging offense in these parts! If we shot you down...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Stella: The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations.
- Paden: I'll drink to that.”
“I'm riding along, minding my own business. Four cowboys come by and we decide to ride together for a while, friendly as can be. I always figure you might as well approach life like everybody's your friend or nobody is; don't make much difference. We get out in the middle of that frying pan and suddenly everybody's pointing their gun but me. I...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I don't wanna kill you, and you don't wanna be dead.”
“- Emmett: You're Dawson, ain't ya? Tex Larue. I used to ride with Rye Marsh, you know him. Well, Andy Simms told me there's a hideout near here, so I headed for it. I hope you don't mind.
- Dawson: Mind? You brought a posse to my best hideout and you ask me if I mind? Mister, I don't know any of those names. You're about to die.”
“- Cavalry Sergeant: How do I know this is your horse?
- Paden: Can't you see this horse loves me?
- Cavalry Sergeant: I had a gal do that to me. It didn't make her my wife.”
“- Cobb: I was hoping you'd changed your mind about the job.
- Paden: You didn't tell me you owned a saloon.
- Cobb: Oh, that ain't the half of it, friend. Welcome to heaven.”
“- Paden: Stella. Are you the Midnight Star herself?
- Stella: I am. I'm always there, but I only shine at night.”
“I want to build something. Make things grow. That takes hard work. A lifetime of it. That's not why a man comes to a pretty woman. After a while I won't be so pretty. But this land will be.”
“- Jake: All I did was kiss a girl!
- Emmett: They got you in jail for that?
- Jake: Yeah, I kissed a girl, and this other fella didn't like it, so we had some words, and so I decided to get out of there. So I did, I got out of there. You know me, Emmett, I don't want no trouble. So, I go outside, and this fellow tries to shoot me in the back.”
“- Stella: From what I've seen, Paden doesn't seem to care about money.
- Cobb: Ha! Paden doesn't seem to care about anything, except he does. You just can never tell what it's going to be.”
Calvin Stanhope. But my mother used to call me "Slick".
“We're gonna give you a fair trial, followed by a first class hanging.”
“- Stella: Cobb's using me to stop you. So good people are being hurt because of me. That makes me mad. Some people think because they're stronger, or meaner, that they can push you around. I've seen a lot of that. But it's only true if you let it be. The world is what you make of it.
- Paden: I like your attitude. But it can be risky.”