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Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 10 May 1985 (USA)
While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and ... See full summary »

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Rex O'Herlihan
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Peter
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Miss Tracy
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Colonel Ticonderoga
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Colonel's Daughter
Brant von Hoffman ...
Jim (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Christopher Malcolm ...
Jud
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Blackie
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Sheepherder No.1
Manuel Pereiro ...
Sheepherder No.2
Margarita Calahorra ...
Sheepherder's Wife
Billy J. Mitchell ...
Town Doctor
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Town Sheriff
Emilio Linder ...
Sheepherder in Saloon
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While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and enters a cliché-ridden town, in which the evil cattle baron (Andy Griffith) and the new Italian cowboys (who always wear raincoats no matter how hot it gets) join forces to get him and the sheep ranchers to leave the valley. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He brought the west law, and order..............and good clothes! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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10 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Addio vecchio West  »

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Trivia

The number of films that Rex O'Herlihan starred in during 1938-1947 was 52. See more »

Goofs

When the train is stopped, and Rex shoots back at the three men with the rifles, you can see the string that pulls off Jim's hat in the background. You can also see the person behind him pulling it off. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Ticonderoga: Jud, throw another faggot on the fire.
Jud: A what?
Colonel Ticonderoga: A log! Throw another log on the fire.
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Connections

Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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I Ride Alone
Written by Steve Dorff and Milton Brown
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Are you guilty of overlooking this really funny movie?
28 January 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Why would a really funny movie like Rustler's Rhapsody get passed over and over and over?

Because most times these over-the-top parodies stumble all over themselves, then fall flat. RUSTLER's RHAPSODY hangs right in there, start to finish.

It starts with a really b-list cast---Tom Berenger as the lead, G.W. Bailey as the town-drunk, Marilu Henner as the saloon girl…..but the basics of comedy, strictly applied set this Wild West Farce right there with Blazing Saddles.

Andy Griffith has NEVER BEEN funnier, as the effeminate cattle-baron, set on taking over the dusty old town.

Take, Tom Mix, add the Marx Bros, and a little something extra, and you've got Rustler's Rhapsody. A must see.


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