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Heaven's Gate
Director: Michael Cimino (Dir)
Release Date:   1981
Premiere Information:   New York opening: 19 Nov 1980; Los Angeles opening: 24 Apr 1981
Duration (in mins):   149
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Cast:   Kris Kristofferson (Averill)  
    Christopher Walken (Champion)  
    John Hurt (Irvine)  
    Sam Waterston (Canton)  
    Brad Dourif (Mr. Eggleston)  
    Joseph Cotten (The Reverend doctor)  
    Jeff Bridges (John L. Bridges)  


Production Company: Partisan Productions  
Distribution Company: United Artists Corp. (Transamerica Corp.)
Director: Michael Cimino (Dir)
Producer: Joann Carelli (Prod)
Writer: Michael Cimino (Wrt)
Photography: Vilmos Zsigmond (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Tambi Larsen (Art dir)
  Spencer Deverill (Art dir)
  Maurice Fowler (Art dir)
Film Editor: William Reynolds (Film ed)
  Tom Rolf (Film ed)
  Lisa Fruchtman (Film ed)
  Jerry Greenberg (Film ed)
Music: David Mansfield (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
United Artists Corporation 16/3/1981 dd/mm/yyyy PA97475

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Genre: Drama


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   24 Apr 1981   p. 4.
Los Angeles Times   27 Apr 1981   p. 1.
New York Times   19 Nov 1980   p. 29.
Variety   26 Nov 1980   p. 14.

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