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
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From the Director of 'Police Academy'
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Did You Know?
got the idea for this film while working on the series he created, WKRP in Cincinnati
(1978). That show was shot on the CBS lot in Studio City, CA. Before CBS bought it, it belonged to Republic Pictures, the studio that produced hundreds of low-budget westerns, exactly like the kind being spoofed in this film. See more
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
Jud, throw another faggot on the fire.
A log! Throw another log on the fire.
Lasso The Moon
Written by Steve Dorff
and Milton Brown
Produced by Jim Norman
(as Jim Ed Norman) and Steve Dorff
Performed by Gary Morris See more