"The Deer Hunter" made Michael Cimino a wunderkinder; this movie burst everybody's bubble. A three-point-five hour saga of two friends, one a marshal (Kris Kristofferson), the other a drunkard (John Hurt) following a mad leader (Sam Waterston). Heaven's Gate is a skating rink. Christopher Walken ("Nick Chevotarevich") is a stockyard enforcer protecting the cowbell - er, the cows and bulls.
An epic western that unravels the tale of range war anchored by a romantic triangle involving people whose ethics are, at the least, suspect. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/aug/04/heavens-gate-review