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All the Pretty Horses (2000)

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Alejandra Villarreal
Angelina Torres ...
Luisa (as Angelina C. Torres)
J.D. Young ...
Grandfather
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Mother
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J.C. Franklin
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Yvette Diaz ...
Girl
Imelda Colindres ...
Girl's Mom
Augustin Solis ...
Manuel (as Agustin Solis)
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Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
Elizabeth Ibarra ...
Maria
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Doña Alfonsa (as Miriam Colón)
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Storyline

Two young Texas cowboys on the cusp of manhood ride into 1940's Mexico in search of experience. What they find is a country as chaotic as it is beautiful, as cruel and unfeeling as it is mysterious, where death is a constant, capricious companion. Written by Richard Foxx <spiritranch@earthlink.net>

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Some passions can never be tamed.

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Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De si jolis chevaux  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,860,556 (USA) (29 December 2000)

Gross:

$15,527,125 (USA) (9 February 2001)
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Trivia

Jordana Brewster auditioned for the role of Alejanda. Years later while in an interview for Furious 6 (2013) she said she was still upset she did not get the role. See more »

Goofs

When the three (Cole, Rawlins, and Blevins) are preparing to cross into Mexico, they stop to view the Rio Grande from an elevated position. The Rio Grande is flowing left to right, which, from any point in Texas facing Mexico, would be the opposite direction of the river's actual flow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Grady Cole: You ever think about dyin'?
Lacey: Yeah. You?
John Grady Cole: Yeah.
Lacey: So, you think there's a heaven?
John Grady Cole: Yeah. Don't you?
Lacey: I don't know. Yeah, maybe. You think you can believe there's a heaven if you don't believe in hell?
John Grady Cole: I guess you can believe what you want to.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the Columbia Pictures emblem is not the 2000 one. Instead, it is the circa 1949 version with the woman holding the torch. This is what would have been used at the time the story is set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

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A masterpiece,highly recommended
14 January 2001 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies I've seen in the past year. The sweeping panoramic settings, the great writing and a subtle, great performance by Matt Damon make this a movie not to miss. I enjoyed everything about this movie, from the graphic, depressing prison scenes to the joyous romance between a young cowboy and his Mexican princess girlfriend.


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