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Rancho Deluxe (1975)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Western  |  14 March 1975 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack McKee
Cecil Colson
Cora Brown
Henry Beige
Charlene Dallas ...
Laura Beige
Richard Bright ...
Betty Fargo
Maggie Wellman ...
Mary Fargo
Joe Spinell ...
Mr. Colson (as Joseph Spinell)
Bert Conway ...
Wilbur Fargo
Anthony Palmer ...
Richard McMurray ...
Mr. McKee
Danna Hansen ...
Mrs. McKee


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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(DeLuxe Color)

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1.85 : 1
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Subtle comedy
21 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rancho Deluxe is something one doesn't see much of these days, a comedy that one has to pay close attention to in order to understand what has happened at the end. Although there are broad comedy aspects to the film, such as when our protagonists shoot up a Lincoln Continental Mark IV with a Sharps 50 Buffalo Rifle, the subtlety with which the plot unfolds is not something I'm used to seeing in comedies.

Having said that, I didn't find the movie funny enough to laugh out loud or interesting enough to keep (DVD version). I bought it because there were some good reviews on, and because Slim Pickins and Jimmy Buffett are in it.

Although the movie is just 92 minutes in length, it seems longer as the plot takes its time unfolding. That's not to say the plot is complex but rather the opposite. The plot is simple and could likely have had its proper unfolding time within the confines of a one-hour TV program. Consequently, the movie seems to have been padded with scenes that do little to advance the plot.

Nevertheless, it's important to pay attention if you want to understand the ending. Despite the simplicity of the plot, certain things are left for the viewer to surmise. But you might find that this movie isn't worth the effort.

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