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

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Comedy | Western

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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

Bob Barber: Ever faced another good guy before?
Rex O'Herlihan: Nope.
Bob Barber: Me neither.
Rex O'Herlihan: Kinda makes you wonder what'll happen.
Bob Barber: I figure the good guy'll win, just like always.
Rex O'Herlihan: Yeah, except we're both good guys.
Bob Barber: Then I figure the most good good guy will win.
Rex O'Herlihan: That's how I figure, too.
Bob Barber: Yep.
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Referenced in Amazing Stories: Fine Tuning (1985) See more »

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" Then, something happened, which never happened before "
7 November 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Having grown up watching the old Black and White westerns, early TV serials and a hundred Good Guys vs Bad Guy movies, this one was certainly a fantastic culmination. From first to last, one cannot help but split a rib while viewing it. Despite it featuring major star Tom Berenger as Rex O'Herlihan the real headliner should have been G.W.Bailey. Having watched him in dozens of movies where he is pretty much the heavy, this role was a surprising and refreshing change. In the hilarious film called " Rustler's Rhapsody " he not only is the narrator, he also plays the 'side-kick' Peter. Once you get into this western tale, you become privy to the change of story where "maybe all the bad guys weren't such cowards." Throughout the movie, one is treated to all the cliques of the past and some which create humor in their updated use. If you can identify with the early westerns, you are in for a real treat when you see the ending and a guest appearance by Patrick Wayne as Bob Barber. A remarkable movie in any case and one which definitely made the Classic's list. Andy Griffith and Fernando Rey also add panache to this great addition to our western lore. ****


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