A woman fleeing the man in her life discovers a city of women in this revisionist western. Chrysty (Amy Brenneman) is passing through the Nevada desert when she happens upon the small town of Silver, currently populated entirely by women and children, while the men in the community are gone — working on a dam building project.
When Chrysty discovers June (Bridgette Wilson) alone and in labor, she helps her as she gives birth; Chrysty opts to stay around, and she takes a job delivering milk. Silver is ruled by McGill (Kirstie Alley), the village’s self-appointed sheriff who doesn’t trust Chrysty; McGill discovers that Chrysty is actually an Idaho housewife running away from her husband, West (Angus MacFadyen).
However, June’s husband Rip (James Wilder), back in town after the birth of a child that may not be his and troubled by his wife’s chronic infidelity, has fallen in love with Chrysty, and when West arrives to Silver to retrieve his spouse, Rip opts to fight for her hand. Nevada also features Saffron Burrows as June’s sister-in-law, and Dee Wallace Stone and Kathy Najimy as a rough-and-tumble lesbian couple.
Nevada is a 1997 film starring Amy Brenneman and directed by Gary Tieche. It stars Amy Brenneman, Kirstie Alley, Gabrielle Anwar, Saffron Burrows, Angus Macfadyen, Kathy Najimy, Dee Wallace, James Wilder, Bridgette Wilson and Barbara Burton.
Directed by: Gary Tieche
Starring: Amy Brenneman, Kirstie Alley, Gabrielle Anwar, Saffron Burrows, Angus Macfadyen, Kathy Najimy, Dee Wallace, James Wilder, Bridgette Wilson, Barbara Burton
Screenplay by: Gary Tieche
Production Design by: Bryce Perrin
Cinematography by: Nancy Schreiber
Film Editing by: Rebecca Ross
Costume Design by: Wendy Range Rao
Art Direction by: Dawn R. Ferry
Music by: Dead Can Dance, Robert Perry
Distributed by: Storm Entertainment
Release Date: April 7, 1997