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Rancho Deluxe (1975)

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Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana.

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Jack McKee
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Cecil Colson
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Cora Brown
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John Brown
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Henry Beige
Charlene Dallas ...
Laura Beige
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Curt
Richard Bright ...
Burt
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Betty Fargo
Maggie Wellman ...
Mary Fargo
Joe Spinell ...
Mr. Colson (as Joseph Spinell)
Bert Conway ...
Wilbur Fargo
Anthony Palmer ...
Karl
Richard McMurray ...
Mr. McKee
Danna Hansen ...
Mrs. McKee
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Jack McKee and Cecil Colson are bumbling drifters who make a living by rustling cattle in the wilds of Montana. Jack left his wealthy parents because he resented their posh lives. Cecil is of Caucasian and Native American descent seeking his own path in life away from his father. Both hustle and rustle their way in the world by targeting cattle owned by wealthy ranch-owner John Brown. Frustrated that someone is killing his cattle, John hires a pair of ranch hands, Burt and Curt, to find the rustlers. When Brown realizes he cannot trust his two inept ranch hands, he turns to the grizzled former rustler Henry Beige to find the cattle thieves. Jack and Cecil always stay a step ahead of their pursuers, not realizing that their luck must run out sometime. Written by Matt Patay

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Oh, give me a home, with a low interest loan. A cowgirl and two pickup trucks. A color TV, all the beer should be free. And that, man, is Rancho Deluxe.


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14 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Sam Waterston's character Cecil is confirmed as Native American by Richard Bright's character Burt when they meet and Burt is disappointed because he was hoping that Cecil would be Jewish since "Indians are bad at pool". Waterston is actually Jewish and not Native American. See more »

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Cecil Colson: [Passing a deserted screen from an obsolete drive-in theater] You ever see "Cheyenne Autumn?"
Jack McKee: Oh, yes.
Cecil Colson: Well, in another twenty years they're gonna make "Aluminum Autumn."
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Countin' the Cows Ev'ry Day
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27 November 2004 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

There are three edit-versions I've seen of this. Best is the uncut. Another removes a small sex bit with Patti D'Arbanville topless but it's fine anyway. Another takes out many funny parts for "moral transgressions", loses the whole movie, and shouldn't be seen at all. I won't name those cable stations that show it. This is an important movie. Sam ("Killing Fields") Waterston and Jeff Bridges both really got their careers rolling in this. Slim Pickens climaxed his great body of work. Harry Dean Stanton revived his career. Director Frank ("The Swimmer") Perry got it right, grainy and relaxed like a home movie. Most laid back and brilliant, wit abounds, the scenery stuns, and it makes you feel good. A delight, at least for us of the Baby Boomer generation.


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