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Writers (WGA):
Max Evans (novel)
Walon Green (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 January 1999 (USA) See more »
A woman like Mona can drive men to extremes.
An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West... See more » | Add synopsis »
4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Stephen Frears to receive Stockholm honour
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Stephen Frears to receive BFI Fellowship
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British Film Institute to Fete Stephen Frears with Fellowship
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Crudup ... Pete Calder

Woody Harrelson ... Big Boy Matson

Cole Hauser ... Little Boy Matson

Enrique Castillo ... Levi Gomez

Darren E. Burrows ... Billy Harte (as Darren Burrows)

Jacob Vargas ... Delfino Mondragon

Robert Knott ... Jack Couffer

Sam Elliott ... Jim Ed Love

Sandy Baron ... Henchman

Patricia Arquette ... Mona Birk

John Diehl ... Les Birk
Craig Carter ... Art Logan

Penélope Cruz ... Josepha O'Neil
Walter C. Hall ... Auctioneer

James Gammon ... Hoover Young
Will Cascio ... Chickie Cobain
Richard Purdy ... Bartender

Lane Smith ... Steve Shaw
Keith Walters ... Man on Horse
Raymond McGraw ... Nick the Bartender (as Sarge McGraw)
Rosaleen Linehan ... Mrs. Matson
Rose Maddox ... Grandmother
Bob Tallman ... Rodeo Announcer
Buff Douthitt ... Rodeo Wrangler #1
H.P. Evetts ... Rodeo Wrangler #2

Kate Williamson ... Mrs. Young

Katy Jurado ... Meesa
Don Pope ... Sheriff Fitts

Leslie Cook ... Choreographer / Dancer
Monica Sundown ... Singer at Sano Dance
Amanda Cordova ... Singer at Sano Dance
Gaye Grant ... Singer at Rodeo Dance
Leon Rausch ... Singer at Rodeo Dance
Chris O'Connell ... Singer at Rodeo Dance

Marty Stuart ... Singer at Rodeo Dance
Don Walser ... Singer at Rodeo Dance
Connie Smith ... Singer at Rodeo Dance
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Maes ... WWII Marine Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Frears 
Writing credits
Max Evans (novel)

Walon Green (screenplay)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... co-producer
Barbara De Fina .... producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Martin Scorsese .... producer
Rudd Simmons .... executive producer
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton 
Film Editing by
Masahiro Hirakubo 
Casting by
Victoria Thomas 
Production Design by
Patricia Norris 
Art Direction by
Russell J. Smith 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
Makeup Department
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist
Shirley Dolle .... hair stylist
Isabel Harkins .... makeup artist
Melissa Yonkey .... hair stylist (as Melissa A. Yonkey)
Debbie Zoller .... Makeup artist: Ms. Arquette
Production Management
Dana Belcastro .... production supervisor
Jane Frazer .... executive in charge of production
Rudd Simmons .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Hobin .... second assistant director
L. Dean Jones Jr. .... assistant director
Chemen Ochoa .... second second assistant director
Neil Tuohy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lou Boggs .... propmaker
Noah Bradley .... carpenter
John C. Cameron .... assistant property master
Jason Davis .... on-set dresser
Charlie Montoya .... set dresser
Gary Petersen .... propmaker
Keith Walters .... property master
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser
Dan Fitzgerald .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Peter Tosti Stephenson .... lead man (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Bowen .... voiceover recordist
Paul Conway .... sound editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Stefan Henrix .... supervising sound editor
Stuart Hilliker .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Andy Kennedy .... sound editor
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Becki Ponting .... assistant sound editor
Ron Sunsinger .... sound recordist
Tom Caton .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dieter Sturm .... special effects coordinator
Yvonne Sturm .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Angus Cameron .... digital effects supervisor
Antony Hunt .... executive producer: The Magic Camera Company
Angie Wills .... visual effects producer
Joey Box .... stunt double
Ryan Brown .... stunts
Craig Carter .... stunts
Shawn Howell .... stunt coordinator
Mike Justus .... utility stunts
Rob Smets .... stunt double
Tim Trella .... stunt coordinator
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Banister .... first assistant camera: second unit
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
Harland Espeset .... grip
David G. George .... video assist operator: second unit
Hank Herrera .... grip
Greg Hewett .... grip
Robert Hoelen .... grip
Robert LaBonge .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Lombardi .... camera operator (as Cris Lombardi)
Ray Ortega .... electrician
Derick Pritchard .... lighting technician
Doug Schwartz .... first assistant camera
George Stephenson .... camera operator
Randy Stone .... second assistant camera
Renee Treyball .... additional second assistant day player
James R. Tynes .... chief lighting technician
Eric Whitehead .... dolly grip
Christopher Wiggins .... second assistant camera
Alan Swain .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kim Coleman .... casting associate
Teresa Neptune .... location casting: New Mexico
Theresa Neptune .... location casting
Joyce Wainwright .... location casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marsha Barton .... costume shop foreman
Laurie Hudson .... key set costumer
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer
Mimi Kaupe .... costumer
Barbara Scott .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Anuree De Silva .... first assistant editor
Paul Ensby .... color timer
Heidi Freeman .... assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Olof Källström .... first assistant editor: USA
Neil Williams .... second assistant editor
Location Management
David A. Foster .... location manager
Sarah Sher .... assistant location manager
Music Department
John Bell .... additional orchestrator
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Marc Caruso .... assistant music editor
Mitchell Dalton .... musician: Spanish guitar (as Mitch Dalton)
Peter Davies .... musician
Michael Farrow .... music scoring mixer
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Julian Jackson .... musician: harmonica
Patricia Joseph .... Soundtrack Producer
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Brian Richards .... assistant music editor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor
Marty Stuart .... executive music producer
David Torn .... musician: guitar
Gavyn Wright .... concert master
Transportation Department
Greg Bronner .... transportation co-captain
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator
Tom Moore .... picture car coordinator
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... driver
Harold L. Woods .... driver
Other crew
Craig Brown .... travel coordinator
Tim Carroll .... wrangler
Leslie Cook .... choreographer
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Hayes Keith Davis .... production assistant
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach
Rachel Holroyd .... vice president of business affairs
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Robin Le Chanu .... production coordinator (as Robin L. Green)
Erica Levy .... assistant: Ms. DeFina
Michelene Mundo .... production assistant
Stephanie Sain .... stand-in
Emma Thomas .... coordinator: Los Angeles
Rudy Ugland .... livestock coordinator
Nadia Venesse .... additional dialect coach
Andy Wheeler .... first accountant
Tim Williams .... dogs
David Knight .... double for Woody Harrelson (uncredited)

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Rated R for some sexuality, a scene of violence, and for brief language
114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Final acting role of Sandy Baron.See more »
Anachronisms: A Coke vending machine is clearly labeled ten cents. In this part of the country in the late 1940s it would have been five cents. Around 1960 vending machines went to six cents, quite a novelty at the time, requiring two coins to get a Coke. It was later in the 1960s when vending machines finally went to ten cents.See more »
Big Boy Matson:One look at her makes my teeth itch.See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
overall, enjoying, but not without flaws, 3 November 2002
Author: lumpynose from near SF, California

Overall I enjoyed this movie. It wasn't great, and yet it wasn't bad.

I found Woody Harrelson's acting lacking; something about it just didn't make me believe him as the brash, swaggering cowboy. Billy Crudup's acting was very good and believable. Crudup did such a good job that it made me wish that they'd used someone as good as him for Harrelson's part; it would have the movie a lot better.

The story was a bit hard to swallow; Crudup was in love with the same woman, Patricia Arquette, that Harrelson was, but she was too unlikable and shallow and I couldn't understand how he could have the hots for such a loser of a woman.

The ending had a nice twist; the way the movie started it made you think it was going to end one way but it ended differently than you were led to believe. The ending was also bittersweet which gave it a nice finish.

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