Composer Bruce Broughton’s score for the 1985 film Silverado earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist) the film starred Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Rosanna Arquette, Danny Glover, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum, and Kevin Costner. The blockbuster western can now be experienced live with symphony orchestra performing its evocative, memorable score. Silverado was premiered in May 2016 by the Chicago Symphony, conducted by Richard Kaufman.
Nominated for two Academy Awards®, SILVERADO stars Kevin Kline as Paden, a sweet-faced cowboy who teams up with three strangers while seeking his fortune in the American West. Loner Emmett (Scott Glenn) first saves Paden from death in the desert, then together they spring Emmett’s brother Jake (Kevin Costner) from jail. Joining forces with Mal (Danny Glover), a black cowboy battling to save his family homestead, the four ride into Silverado, a little frontier town dominated by a corrupt sheriff (Brian Dennehy) with a gambling saloon run by a formidable woman named Stella (Linda Hunt). Though the new arrivals try to fit in, the powerful McKendricks clan will not rest until Emmett and his pals are dead. Confronted with injustice all around them, the four of them pull together and fight to put things right in the town of Silverado.
1985, USA, English
133 minutes, PG-13
Editor: Carol Littleton
Production Design: Ida Random
Director of Photography: John Bailey
Music By: Bruce Broughton
Executive Producers: Charles Okun and Michael Grillo
Writtten By: Lawrence Kasdan & Mark Kasdan
Produced and Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan