“The Roller Skate Dance” from “Heaven’s Gate"


Hi All -

Here is “The Roller Skate Dance” from the much maligned Heaven’s Gate.

The movie is about the Johnson County Wars in Wyoming in the 1890’s.

Cattlemen vs Farmers are the subject of this movie which ran for five and a half hours. Heaven’s Gate was universally panned, and it’s theme was better done and immortalized in the move Shane. However, this dance sequence is authentic and great fun. Apparently, roller skating was very popular in the late XIX Century.

HEAVEN’S GATE directed by Michael Cimino (1980 324min.)

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