Based on the groundbreaking novel Leaving Cheyenne by Larry McMurtry ( author of Brokeback Mountain, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove) and directed by the great Sidney Lumet, this lusty western tells the tender and hilarious epic story, spanning 40 years, of two best friends and their lifelong relationship with the beautiful and spirited woman they both love. It stars Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner, and Susan Sarandon.