Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars in the lead role. This movie bears a striking similarity to the classic Western Shane, as well as similarities to Eastwood's earlier film High Plains Drifter. The title is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the rider of a pale horse is Death.
Sarah Wheeler: Who are you? Who are you... really?
The Preacher: Well, it really doesn't matter, does it?
Megan Wheeler: (Reading from the Book of Revelation) And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the fourth beast said: "Come and see." And I looked, and behold a pale horse. And his name that sat on him was Death.
(the Preacher rides up on his pale horse)
Megan Wheeler: And Hell followed with him.
The Preacher: Meantime, why don't you put me to work?
Hull Barret: Oh no, I couldn't ask you to, uh... Well, I mean, ya know - maybe if there was somethin' spiritual.
The Preacher: Well, that Spirit ain't worth spit without a little exercise. Now you tell me where.
|Release Date||1 May 1985|
|US Box Office||$41,000,000|
|Tagline||Hell comes home|
|Filming Locations||Columbia State Historic Park - 22708 Broadway, Columbia, California, USA|
|Film Class||Traditional Western|
|Themes||Righting the Wronged, Lone Wolves, Mysterious Strangers, Taming the West|
|Tones||Gritty, Atmospheric, Reflective, Tense, Stylized|