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Rancho Deluxe (1975)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack McKee
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Cecil Colson
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Cora 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
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Mr. Colson (as Joseph Spinell)
Bert Conway ...
Wilbur Fargo
Anthony Palmer ...
Karl
Richard McMurray ...
Mr. McKee
Danna Hansen ...
Mrs. McKee
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Storyline

Jack McKee (Jeff Bridges) and Cecil Colson (Sam Waterston) 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 grumpy cowboy father (Joe Spinell). Both Jack and Cecil hustle and rustle their way in the world by targeting cattle owned by wealthy ranch-owner John Brown (Clifton James). Frustrated that someone is killing his cattle, John hires a pair of ranch hands, Burt and Curt (Richard Bright and Harry Dean Stanton), to find the rustlers. When Brown realizes he cannot trust his two inept ranch hands, he turns to the grizzled former rustler Henry Beige (Slim Pickens) 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-282

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Perry gave Joe Spinell an engraved horseshoe for playing Mr. Colson in the film after production on the movie wrapped. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Who Killed 'Winter Kills'? (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Rancho Deluxe
Written and Performed by Jimmy Buffett
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User Reviews

 
The Definitive End-of-the-Western
12 April 2001 | by (Bishop Hill, IL) – See all my reviews

Thomas McGuane, 25 years ahead of the commercial marketplace, invented the [post]modern dialogue SNAP now central to the filmfop vogue. Anyone who enjoyed Jeff Bridges as Dude Lebowski MUST see this movie. Also recommended for those interested in the final disposition of the American West, those who thought Sam Waterston might be an actor, those who can't believe Slim Pickens could improve on his "Dr. Strangelove" role, etc.


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