Silverado script
Silverado (1985)
Synopsis: Rambling man Emmett (Scott Glenn) assembles a group of misfit cowboys (Kevin Costner), (Kevin Kline, Danny Glover). After helping a group of settlers track down a pack of thieves, Emmett and his men descend on the troubled town of Silverado to seek their fortunes. Soon after arriving, they discover that the town has fallen into the grasp of greedy rancher Ethan McKendrick (Ray Baker) and corrupt Sheriff Cobb (Brian Dennehy) with whom many of Emmett's men have unfinished business.

Emmett is now surrounded by the white blankness, moving slowly

under the broiling sun.

He stops his walking horses and squints out into the distance,

seeing something. We see it too, but just barely: a distant,

horizontal smudge on the glaring sand.

Emmett reaches the smudge. It is a man, barefoot and dressed

only in longjohns, his head propped on a rock, eyes closed.

The man's skin is burned red and beginning to blister, his

lips parched. Yet there is a curious ease to his repose. If

he has lain down here to die, he has done it in peace. This


Emmett lifts Paden's head and puts the canteen to his lips.

Paden's eyes struggle to open in the glare. He takes a few

sips of the water. His lips crack with a slight smile at the

taste. He looks up at Emmett, takes another sip, and tries

to speak. Emmett must lean down to hear his raspy whisper as

he tries again.


Pleased to meet you.


The terrain here is more hospitable. Paden, wrapped snugly

in a blanket, lies with his head against the saddle from the

pinto. Emmett is preparing his bedroll across the fire.


Two of the horses ran off, but that

pinto you're riding hung around.


You got no idea what they were after?

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Lawrence Kasdan

Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known as co-writer of the films The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi. Kasdan co-wrote the Star Wars sequel trilogy film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will co-write the series' Han Solo spin-off film.[ more…

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