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3:10 to Yuma (2007)

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A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

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James Mangold

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Halsted Welles (screenplay), Michael Brandt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Ben Wade
Christian Bale ... Dan Evans
Logan Lerman ... William Evans
Dallas Roberts ... Grayson Butterfield
Ben Foster ... Charlie Prince
Peter Fonda ... Byron McElroy
Vinessa Shaw ... Emma Nelson
Alan Tudyk ... Doc Potter
Luce Rains ... Marshal Weathers
Gretchen Mol ... Alice Evans
Lennie Loftin ... Glen Hollander
Rio Alexander ... Campos
Johnny Whitworth ... Darden
Shawn Howell Shawn Howell ... Jackson (as Shawn D. Howell)
Pat Ricotti Pat Ricotti ... Jorgensen
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Storyline

Rancher Dan Evans heads into Bisbee to clear up issues concerning the sale of his land when he witnesses the closing events of a stagecoach robbery led by famed outlaw Ben Wade. Shortly thereafter, Wade is captured by the law in Bisbee and Evans finds himself one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train in Contention for the reward of $200. Evans's effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land but also part of an inner battle to determine whether he can be more than just a naive rancher in the eyes of his impetuous and gunslinging son William Evans. The transport to Contention is hazardous and filled with ambushes by Indians, pursuits by Wade's vengeful gang and Wade's own conniving and surreptitious demeanor that makes the ride all the more intense. Written by commanderblue

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Time waits for one man

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

7 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Ten to Yuma See more »

Filming Locations:

Clifton, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,035,033, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$53,606,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,016,220
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a deleted scene (included on the DVD), Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) tells Byron McElroy (Peter Fonda), "I heard that your boss, Al Pinkerton, got an infection from biting his own tongue, and he died last month. Is that true?" Allan Pinkerton did die from an infected bite on his tongue, on July 1, 1884. This would place the events of the movie as occurring in August, 1884. See more »

Goofs

During the stage coach ambush scene early in the film, two men are using the Gatling gun. One of the men is shot and falls off the coach. In the next brief scene viewed from behind the attackers, you can see two men at the gun. Next scene, just the one again. Starts approx 9 minutes into the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice Evans: [upon hearing Dan cock his rifle] Dan... Maybe it's the wind.
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Crazy Credits

Russell Crowe's name is not used in the end credits when crediting his assistant, driver, stand-in, dialect coach, costumer, hair stylist and makeup artist; instead, his character's name, Ben Wade, is used. See more »

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Referenced in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) See more »

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Great Western
23 August 2007 | by specialkatSee all my reviews

I, too, saw a preview (at a press screening) and truly enjoyed the film. The performances ooze class, charisma and depth and for someone who is not so into Westerns I found myself lured into this tale of complex morality. Crowe is especially dashing in the film as a truly bad man who we want to believe to ultimately be good. He is really quite incredible and delivers such a complex performance, with complete ease. However none of the performances lack, not Bale's, not Foster's, not Fonda's. There is really an old school Western here, with a modern edge to it. 3:10 to Yuma is also quite stunning when it comes to cinematography and set design, but these elements merely help tell the story, they do not distract from it. It's definitely worth seeing. James Mangold (Walk the Line) is definitely a very talented director. I have this a 7 because I'm a film critic and am tough, but I think fans of the genre will likely rate it higher.


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