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Hearts of the West (1975)

PG 10/08/1975 (US) ComedyWestern 1h 42m

Jeff Bridges is Lewis Tater, the Iowa farmboy who blazed a trail across the barren wastes of Hollywood and Vine in MGM's comedy surprise "Hearts of the West."


Naive Iowa farm boy Lewis Tater dreams of being a famous Western novelist like his hero, Zane Grey. He leaves home to answer a writing correspondence course's ad for on-campus classes, only to discover that the school consists of a row of postboxes at an isolated Nevada train depot. On the run from the con men responsible, Lewis stumbles across "real" cowboys--cowboy actors shooting a movie in the desert. The would-be writer soon finds himself instead acting in Westerns, for the rundown Tumbleweed Productions studio, in Depression-era Hollywood.

  1. Howard Zieff


  2. Rob Thompson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeff Bridges

    Jeff Bridges

    Lewis Tater

  2. Alan Arkin

    Alan Arkin

    Bert Kessler

  3. Blythe Danner

    Blythe Danner

    Miss Trout

  4. Andy Griffith

    Andy Griffith

    Howard Pike

  5. Alex Rocco

    Alex Rocco


  6. Richard B. Shull

    Richard B. Shull

    Stout Crook

  7. Anthony James

    Anthony James

    Lean Crook

  8. Donald Pleasence

    Donald Pleasence

    A.J. Nietz

  9. Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Pa Tater

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Hearts of the West
Hearts of the West

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $1,600,000.00


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