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Electric Horseman, The (1979)

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were well cast in Sydney Pollack’s The Electric Horseman – He as a former rodeo champion now reduced to advertising breakfast cereal, she as a TV newswoman who follows his trail when he steals a$12 million thoroughbred horse from a large food company and heads for the wide open spaces.

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Despite its title and sparky lead performances this early eco-warning tale about mindless consumerism carries too little charge.

It’s a solid enough tale, but it all becomes excessively preachy under Pollack’s heavy direction – he doesn’t seem able to film a sunset without silhouetting people against it.

Sonny Steele
Robert Redford
Hallie Martin
Jane Fonda
Charlotta
Valerie Perrine
Wendell
Willie Nelson
Hunt Sears
John Saxon
Fitzgerald
Nicolas Coster
Danny
Allan Arbus
Farmer
Wilford Brimley
Gus
Will Hare
Toland
Basil Hoffman
Leroy
Timothy Scott

Director
Sydney Pollack