Hearts of the West(Movie, 1975)

| 1h 42min | Genres: Comedy, Western
Hearts of the WestRating: 2.5/5 (with 5 votes)
Hearts of the West, released in Europe as Hollywood Cowboy, is a 1975 American comedy film directed by Howard Zieff, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Blythe Danner, and Alan Arkin. Set in 1930s Hollywood, the story revolves around a wannabe Western writer who finds himself cast as a leading man in several B-movie westerns. Despite good reviews, the film was a financial disappointment for MGM upon release in 1975, but it has since developed a significant cult following among midnight showings and college campuses. Screenwriter Rob Thompson launched his career with this film. He went on to be a major creative talent on the television series Northern Exposure (for which he won an Emmy) and Monk. ()
Movie poster of Hearts of the West

Where to watch Hearts of the West (cinema/streaming/download)?

"Hearts of the West" is currently available on 2 providers. Hearts of the West can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

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Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
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Duration: 1h 42min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English [CC]
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 42min

Awards & Nominations for Hearts of the West

2x National Board of Review: Top Ten Films

About 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.

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Trailer for Hearts of the West + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer 1(Trailer, 2:46)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES)
Translated into 5 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/08/1975

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