'Heaven's Gate' — the epic western

Director Michael Cimino's reputation and career took a direct hit with this massively over-budgeted and over-scheduled western that told the story of a Wyoming sheriff (Kris Kristofferson) trying his best to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle barons in late 19th century America. The ambitious film spanned decades and a continent, but bad word of mouth sank this notorious disaster at the box office upon its release and brought down a movie studio. The film's reputation was partly restored years later when an "uncut" version was released to home video.
20th Century Fox
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