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Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

 -  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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Comedy | Western

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10 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Addio vecchio West  »

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Trivia

The "roots" that the characters eat were raw (uncooked) potatoes, both white and sweet. See more »

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When Rex rescues the "Cattle Barons Daughter" from being dragged around by her horse, his gun belt starts falling off as he is running over to her. You can see it down by his knees. See more »

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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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I Ride Alone
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9 August 2003 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I didn't really understand on why this movie was rated so low, until I realized that to really enjoy this film you needed to grow up watching horse operas on Saturdays. This means to appreciate the humor, you're probably closer to 40 than 20 or spend a lot of time watching TVLand. From what I've seen most members here are closer 20. This movie satires the Saturday matinee western where you can tell the good guys in the white hats from the bad guys. So it would be better for those of us who saw and liked westerns before the "anti-hero" westerns of the late 60's to present. Where the cowboy star has a new set of duds on for each scene, foils the bad guys and gets the girl but would rather kiss the horse. The storyline is thin because they were all pretty much the same back in the 50's. That's part of the joke. I'd forgotten about this little gem until I was looking at Tom Berenger's credits. He and the rest of the cast were really good. It may not be a great movie but its definitely worth a watch. Favorite line G.W. Bailey saying "Gee Rex, you really ARE a good guy!" 7 out of 10


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