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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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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
John Orchard ...
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 great big western hero. To a lawless land he brought truth, justice, some fancy riding and wonderful outfits. See more »

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Addio vecchio West  »

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The name of Rex O'Herlihan's dancing white 'wonderhorse' was "Wildfire". See more »

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When Peter (the town drunk) shoots the hat off of Rex's head by mistake (aiming at the cigarette Rex has in his mouth), you can see the string that pulls it off. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Ticonderoga: You missed! How could you miss?
Jud: Even with these sights we have a target a hundred yards away, maybe more, we've never fired these weapons before, there's a definite wind factor, AND we have a problem with the sun!
Colonel Ticonderoga: Just shoot, okay?
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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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A DELIGHTFUL HOMAGE TO THE WESTERN
17 March 2003 | by (BROOMALL, PA.) – See all my reviews

If you love the western genre, this is a must see! A delightful homage to westerns of the 1930's up to the 1960's. Unlike BLAZING SADDLES, this intelligently scripted film doesn't hit you over the head with the jokes - it kind of "eases 'em on in" at a leisurly pace, and on repeated viewings, you'll pick up more and more delights! Tom Berenger is perfect as Rex O'Herlihan the Singing Cowboy, who, along with his marvelously clever horse, Wildfire, brings peace and order to the town of Oakwood Estates. With a teriffic supporting cast, including Andy Griffith as Colonel Ticonderoga, the evil cattle baron, and Fernando Rey as the wicked railroad baron, who both seem to be having a hoot of a time in this delightful comedy. I hope it comes out on DVD 'cause I'm wearing out my VHS copy!


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