Cowboys & Aliens Synopsis
In 1873 Arizona, a loner named Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) awakens with no memory of his past and a mysterious shackle around his wrist. He enters the town of Absolution where he learns he committed many crimes he doesn't remember and is wanted by many people, including Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), a harsh leader who rules the town with an iron fist. But Absolution soon faces an even greater threat when mysterious forces attack the town from the sky, sparing no one in their path. While Jake's shackle holds the key to defeating them, he must align himself with Dolarhyde and other former enemies to make a stand against this mysterious and more powerful new foe.
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Directed by Jon Favreau.
Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
Screenplay by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
Based on Cowboys & Aliens by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.
Editing by Dan Lebental.
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams.
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown, and Ana de la Reguera.
Distributed by Universal Studios and DreamWorks.
Studios by Reliance BIG Entertainment, Relativity Media, Imagine Entertainment, and Platinum Studios.
Release date(s) July 29, 2011
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