A solid and spooky Clint Eastwood Western, start to finish. Strongly reminiscent of "Shane". "Pale Rider" refers to the the fourth rider, Death, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from the Book of Revelation, chapter six. Megan is reading the exact verse when she and her mom first see Preacher ride up to their house. Eastwood has revealed in interviews that his character is in fact a ghost. Great cast. "Law and Order's" Michael Moriarty; steely eyed Western villain John Russell (Rio Bravo); Neil Young's ex Carrie Snodgress; 7' 2" giant Richard (Jaws) Kiel as 'Club'; Sean Penn's late brother Chris... Fourteen year old Sydney Penny gives a memorable performance as the blossoming doe-eyed Megan. Killer flick. FIVE STARS.

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