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


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?


This was the first movie that Hugh Wilson directed after the box-office hit Police Academy (1984). A few crew members from that film worked on this one, as well as actors Brant von Hoffman and G.W. Bailey. 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: The way a person dresses is nobody's business but his or her own.
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Referenced in Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning (1985) See more »


Last Of The Silver Screen Cowboys
Written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Snuff Garrett
Produced by Snuff Garrett
Performed by Rex Allen Jr. (as Rex Allen, Jr.)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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entertaining spoof of the western genre and its conventions
27 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i found this movie quite entertaining,and even amusing.i didn't think it was laugh out loud funny,(i don't think it's that type of movie)but it was still a good's a send up(spoof) of the western genre).one thing it pokes fun at is the strong macho image of the good guy.if you've seen many westerns,you'll get a lot of the jokes,some of which are accurate,and some of which exaggerate things a bit,or even a great deal.i've seen quite a few westerns,but even if you haven't seen even one,you'll likely still find the movie amusing.the movie is short,at under 90 minutes,and goes by very quickly.for me,Rustler's Rhapsody is an 8/10

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