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Which cast members of 1978 film by Alan J. Pakula Comes a Horseman have died?

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1978 film by Alan J. Pakula

Comes a Horseman

Release date 1978
Released40 years (approx) ago
Duration 114 minutes
Comes a Horseman
Comes a Horseman
Publicity photo of Jason Robards

About Comes a Horseman

Comes a Horseman is a 1978 American western drama film starring Jane Fonda, James Caan, Jason Robards, and Richard Farnsworth, directed by Alan J. Pakula. Set in the American West of the 1940s but not a typical Western, it tells the story of two ranchers (Caan and Fonda) whose small operation is threatened both by economic hardship and the expansionist dreams of a local land baron (Robards). Farnsworth, a former stuntman, received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. The film itself was a critical and commercial success grossing $ 44.3 million at the box office. A stuntman working on this film, Jim Sheppard, was killed while doing a scene where Robards' character is dragged to (presumably) his death. A horse dragging him veered from its course and caused Sheppard to hit his head on a fence post. The scene made it into the movie, although it is cut right before the horse passes through the gate where the fatal accident occurred.