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All the Pretty Horses (2000)

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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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Doña Alfonsa (as Miriam Colón)
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A young Texan drifter named John Grady Cole who seeks a better life in Mexico, but when he crosses the border, all he finds is adventure and hardships. Written by Laurence Mixson

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Some passions can never be tamed.

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

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25 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£41,644 (UK) (25 May 2001)

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ESP 108,589,809 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Amongst those able to view Billy Bob Thornton's original cut, which ran for 3 hours 40 minutes, opinions were divided. Ben Affleck remarked that it was "brilliant, a masterpiece". Former Miramax marketing head Dennis Rice had this to say: "It was the most self-indulgent director's cut I'd ever seen. It was like torture to watch that movie." 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

John Grady Cole: What the hell are you doing?
Jimmy: Just sittin' here.
John Grady Cole: If this rain hits hard, there's gonna be a river come down through here like a train. You thought about that?
Jimmy: You ain't never been struck by lightning. You don't know what it's like.
John Grady Cole: You're gonna get drowned sittin' there.
Jimmy: Why that's all right, I ain't never been drowned before.
John Grady Cole: Well...I say no more.
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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 »

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All the crummy plot lines
20 August 2001 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

In an afternoon of chick flicks, this was one of our unfortunate choices. This tries to be much like "Legends of the Fall" with the the scenic shots, forbidden lovers, and dramatic story. Unfortunately, it doesn't get beyond the scenic shots. It's really sad when you could remove a main character from the entire movie and the "story" would still continue. Penelope Cruz is a slutty, boring piece of eye-candy that professes honor then sleeps with Matt Damon the second time she sees him. Then she whines that she has no honor left....hhmmmm. An what exactly was their love based on? There was no friendship, no development, nothing. Just riding in pastures then rolling in the sheets. After another hour of chases, beatings and lots of dialogue, we somehow end up back where the movie began and the credits roll. While the music is quite good and the cinematography is pretty, overall, it is a great disappointment. Maybe rent it if it's on the 49 cent rack.


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