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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
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Jim (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Christopher Malcolm ...
Jud
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Blackie
Paul Maxwell ...
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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Rex O'Herlihan. The singing cowboy. To a lawless land he brought truth, justice, fancy riding and some wonderful outfits. 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 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 »

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

[as Peter bites into a hallucinogenic root]
Peter: What is this?
Rex O'Herlihan: Just a root.
Peter: Hmm. Well, from now on, I'm the town root junkie.
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Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I Break Horses, Not Hearts
(Instrumental)
Written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Nancy Masters
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Charlie McCoy
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Funny
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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