Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate Trailers

Original title Heaven's Gate
Category Western, Action, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 1980
Production Country
Directors Michael Cimino
Cast Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Sam Waterston, Brad Dourif, Jeff Bridges, Joseph Cotten, Paul Koslo, Geoffrey Lewis, Richard Masur, Terry O'Quinn, Mary Catherine Wright, Ronnie Hawkins
Distributor Carlotta Films


Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.