Pale Rider ★★★ 1985 (R)
A mysterious nameless stranger rides into a small California gold rush town to find himself in the middle of a feud between a mining syndicate and a group of independent prospectors. Christ-like Eastwood evokes comparisons to “Shane.” A classical western theme treated well complemented by excellent photography and a rock-solid cast. 116m/C VHS, DVD . Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Sydney Penny, Richard Dysart, Richard Kiel, Christopher Penn, John Russell, Charles Hallahan, Douglas McGrath, Fran Ryan; D: Clint Eastwood; W: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack; C: Bruce Surtees; M: Lennie Niehaus.