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Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is Heaven's Gate?
- Heaven's Gate is 3 hr 38 min long.
- Who directed Heaven's Gate?
- Michael Cimino
- Who is James Averill in Heaven's Gate?
- Kris Kristofferson plays James Averill in the film.
- What is Heaven's Gate about?
- Harvard graduate James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion (Christopher Walken), a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson (Isabelle Huppert). As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.