Impeccably crafted and beautifully acted, with an emphasis on low-key, believable character dynamics.” - Onion A/V Club
Celebrated writer/director John Sayles turns his eye to American politics. The son of respected Colorado politician Senator Jud Pilager (Michael Murphy), Dicky Pilager (Chris Cooper) is a charming but half-bright man with a bad habit of mangling the English language and a decided lack of political correctness. Dicky is also in the midst of a hard-fought campaign to become governor of Colorado. Dicky's campaign manager, Chuck Raven (Richard Dreyfuss), is a ruthless weasel who’ll leave no stone unturned to see his candidate win, so when Dicky snags a dead body while fishing during the shooting of a campaign commercial, Raven’s determined to find out if his man has been set up. Raven hires Danny O'Brien (Danny Huston), a former journalist turned private investigator, to find out who the dead man is and if he might be connected to Pilager's enemies. But the deeper O'Brien digs, the more he finds out about the candidate and his family — and none of it is flattering. John Sayles assembles an impressive roster for SILVER CITY, with the supporting cast highlighted by Tim Roth, Kris Kristofferson, Maria Bello, Thora Birch, Daryl Hannah, Billy Zane, and Mary Kay Place.