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4 January 1998 (Canada) See more »
In 1939, former New York City stock broker Richmond Hobson, a man with a privileged past, has become a cowboy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Chad Willett ... Richmond Pearson Hobson Jr.

Ted Atherton ... Panhandle Phillips
Falconer Abraham ... Robert McDaniels

Zachary Bennett ... Ed
Mairon Bennett ... Kit

Ryan Gosling ... Tommy
Dan MacDonald ... Roland Tewkesbury
John Whittaker ... Constable Leo Porter (as Jonathan Whittaker)

Sarah Chalke ... Gloria McIntosh

Robin Brûlé ... Muriel (as Robin Brule)
John Keller ... Connor McCann
Richard McMillan ... Harold
Graham McPherson ... Edgar Van Dusen

Neil Crone ... Bartender
W.J. Matheson ... Arch

Mark Lutz ... Hal
Andrew Smith ... Blake
Leslie Urquhart ... Bargirl Rita
Paul O'Sullivan ... Stock Agent

Vince Corazza ... Drunken Cowboy (as Vincent Corazza)
Curtis Parker ... News Boy

Nigel Hamer ... Recruiting Officer

Bob Martin ... Minister
Jen Cohen ... Waitress
Sheree Jeacocke ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

W. Joseph Matheson ... Arch (as Joseph Matheson)

Henry Mah ... Jimmy Chan (uncredited)

Monique Phillips ... Minister's Wife (uncredited)
Michelle Risi ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Kari Skogland 
Writing credits
Richmond P. Hobson Jr. (based on books by)

David Barlow (written by) &
Charles Lazer (written by)

Produced by
David Barlow .... creative producer
Charles Lazer .... creative producer
John Ryan .... producer
Christine Shipton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Micky Erbe 
Maribeth Solomon 
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Roulston 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Julia Tait 
Production Design by
Nancey Pankiw 
Art Direction by
James Oswald 
Set Decoration by
Jeffrey Butler  (as Jeff Butler)
Ian Greig 
Costume Design by
Linda Muir 
Makeup Department
Danny Morrow .... Sarah Chalke's makeup designer
Danny Morrow .... key makeup artist
Madeleine Russell .... key hair stylist
François Dagenais .... prosthetics supervisor (uncredited)
Megan Harkness .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Shauna Magrath .... first makeup assistant (uncredited)
Production Management
David Goorevitch .... executive in charge of production: CBC
Tina Grewal .... production manager
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Ramona Ng .... executive in charge of production: Alliance Communications (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roman Buchok .... first assistant director
Dale MacLean .... second assistant director
Roman Alexander Buchok .... fourth assistant director (uncredited)
Dani Elias .... third assistant director (uncredited)
David Ray .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Victoria Klein .... property master
Joe Madziak .... construction coordinator
Adrian Dowell .... construction foreman (uncredited)
JoAnn Ellis .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Francisco Rosa .... lead painter (uncredited)
Ken Sinclair .... assistant decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Dean Giammarco .... re-recording mixer
Dan Latour .... sound recordist (as Daniel Latour)
Clive Turner .... sound effects editor
Rick Parker .... stunt coordinator
Olly Jasen .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Bate .... gaffer
Tom Bate .... best boy (as Thomas Bate)
Gail Harvey .... still photographer
Brian Potts .... key grip
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator
Patrick King .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Kevin LeBlanc .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Stephan Lentz .... key grip (uncredited)
Paul More .... trainee camera (uncredited)
Paolo Perin .... electrician (uncredited)
Peter Rosenfeld .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sidney Sproule .... wardrobe mistress
Andre Brouwer .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Fiona Paterson .... first assistant editor
Jordan Acomba .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Frank Biasi .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Samantha Dubiel .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Lorie Olson .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Thor Roos .... color timer: dailies (uncredited)
Joanne Rourke .... colorist: tape-to-tape (uncredited)
Gary Shaw .... video colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
A.J. Hordal .... assistant location manager
Jeff Nelson .... location manager
Warner Strauss .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Brian Nevin .... music recordist (uncredited)
Brian Nevin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Thomas Osmond .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Osmond)
Steve Ellis .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Mary Canty .... continuity
Carol Chestnut .... business and legal affairs: Alliance
Brenda Kulvietis .... production accountant
Susan Morgan .... creative head, tv dramatic series: CBC
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Lori Pumputis .... assistant to producers
Keitha M. Redmond .... production office coordinator (as Keitha Redmond)
Rebecca Smith .... post-production accountant
G. Michael Currie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Monroe .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Claudia Morgado .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Kristen Morton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Deborah Bernstein .... special thanks
Phyllis Platt .... special thanks

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Did You Know?

Richmond Pearson Hobson Jr.:Didn't you know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach?
Gloria Hobson:I wasn't aiming that high.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An essential occupation, 24 July 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy casts Chad Willet as a former New York stockbroker turned cowboy and now trying to run a ranch with the good help of good old boy Ted Atherton as a cowboy mentor. The time is 1939 with Canada about to go to war to help the mother country.

When war comes Willet is told that raising beef cattle is an essential occupation and he's exempt. His patriotic hands with a little encouragement from banker Dan McDonald enlist. McDonald does a real good job of being a real snake in the grass who even in time of war is looking to pick up some good bargains in foreclosure.

But Willet gets the best bargain of all in Sarah Chalke when they meet in Vancouver. She's a débutante and seeing him on that horse was enough for her. After a fashion she takes to ranch life even winning over Atherton as well.

Before hitting the big time with an Oscar nomination, Ryan Gosling plays a supporting role as one of a pair of itinerant youths that Willet hires to replace his cowhands. Both Willet and Gosling did not play in the short-lived television series made from this film.

Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy is an easy to take film with a pair of attractive leads in Willet and Chalke.

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