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Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  10 May 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex O'Herlihan
Miss Tracy
Colonel Ticonderoga
Colonel's Daughter
Jim (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Christopher Malcolm ...
Paul Maxwell ...
Sheepherder No.1
Manuel Pereiro ...
Sheepherder No.2
Margarita Calahorra ...
Sheepherder's Wife
Billy J. Mitchell ...
Town Doctor
John Orchard ...
Town Sheriff
Emilio Linder ...
Sheepherder in Saloon


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 <>

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Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Addio vecchio West  »

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| (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The picture features a window-boxed black-and-white opening sequence, which was a recreation of an old western. It then segues into color with the narrator saying, "I wonder what one of these movies would look like today?" See more »


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 »


Rex O'Herlihan: [Music score begins to play. Rex speaks to his horse] Root's beginnin' to work.
[a cowboy chorus joins in]
Rex O'Herlihan: Yeah, it's definitely kickin' in now.
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Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »


I Break Horses, Not Hearts
Written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Nancy Masters
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Charlie McCoy
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5 August 2001 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

It has been a few years since I last saw this film, but I remember it being very funny. G.W. Bailey's narration is comical, Andy Griffith is hilarious, and Tom Berenger does a great job as the flawed hero who only shoots people in the hand. Funny little movie, give it a look.

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