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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 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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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 »

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Rex O'Herlihan: This is 1884. You've gotta date and date and date and date and sometimes marry 'em even before... you know...
Peter: Now, wait a minute. Are you tellin' me you've never...?
Rex O'Herlihan: Never.
Peter: My god, Rex. You ARE a good guy.
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Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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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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Are you guilty of overlooking this really funny movie?
28 January 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Why would a really funny movie like Rustler's Rhapsody get passed over and over and over?

Because most times these over-the-top parodies stumble all over themselves, then fall flat. RUSTLER's RHAPSODY hangs right in there, start to finish.

It starts with a really b-list cast---Tom Berenger as the lead, G.W. Bailey as the town-drunk, Marilu Henner as the saloon girl…..but the basics of comedy, strictly applied set this Wild West Farce right there with Blazing Saddles.

Andy Griffith has NEVER BEEN funnier, as the effeminate cattle-baron, set on taking over the dusty old town.

Take, Tom Mix, add the Marx Bros, and a little something extra, and you've got Rustler's Rhapsody. A must see.


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