Hearts of the West


Hearts of the West Review

An Iowa farmboy (Jeff Bridges) heads to Hollywood -- not to become a movie star, but to "attend" a correspondence school for writers. Perennially unclear on the concept, he ends up in the movies anyway, playing a stuntman and cowboy in Western genre pictures while trying to make it as a writer of "western prose." Very, very strange and self-referential, a really unique piece of cinema, though it tends to bog down after the umpteenth scene exposes Bridges' bumpkin-ness.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 102 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 8th October 1975

Distributed by: MGM

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Lewis Tater, as Bert Kessler, as Miss Trout, as Howard Pike, as Earl, Richard B. Shull as Stout Crook, as Lean Crook, as A.J. Nietz, Frank Cady as Pa Tater, as Polo

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