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
Mr. Colson (as Joseph Spinell)
Bert Conway ...
Wilbur Fargo
Anthony Palmer ...
Richard McMurray ...
Mr. McKee
Danna Hansen ...
Mrs. McKee


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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Release Date:

14 March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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1.85 : 1
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Jeff Bridges met his wife, Susan Bridges - aka Susan Geston - during filming. She was working as a maid on a dude ranch. See more »


Curt: [referring to Beige] Poor bastard is so old he creaks like "The Inner Sanctum!"
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References Inner Sanctum (1954) See more »


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See Jeff Bridges Evolve
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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