Silver City Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Silver City the Movie

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Surprisingly clumsy political drama finds Sayles pushing his ensemble in places they're not comfortable going. Conservative Richard "Dim Dickie" Pilager (Cooper) is the son of a U.S. senator (Murphy) and the current frontrunner in the Colorado governor's race. He's about to film a commercial on a picturesque river when he fishes out a very dead body instead of a trout. Savvy and suspicious campaign manager Chuck Raven (Dreyfuss) hires disgraced journalist-turned-PI Danny O'Brien (Huston) to investigate the three prime suspects: talk show host Castleton (Ferrer), environmental crusader Lyle (Waite), and Dickie's black sheep sister Maddy (Hannah). Disappointing tale of a conspiracy of corruption and all-too easy targets.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 129 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Politics, Mystery & Suspense, Private Eyes, Hide the Dead Guy, Satire & Parody, Front Page, Brothers & Sisters, Director/Star Teams: Sayles & Cooper
John Sayles
Danny Huston, Maria Bello, Billy Zane, Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, Michael Murphy, Daryl Hannah, Kris Kristofferson, Mary Kay Place, David Clennon, Miguel Ferrer, Ralph Waite, Sal Lopez, James Gammon, Tim Roth, Thora Birch, Luis Saguar, Alma Delfina, Aaron Vieyra, Hugo Carbajal
Haskell Wexler
John Sayles
Mason Daring
Judy Karp, John Sayles, Shay Cunliffe, Toby Corbett
Maggie Renzi, Anarchists' Convention, Newmarket Films

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