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

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25 December 2000 (USA)  »

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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

Some attempts have been made to release a director's cut DVD, but arrangements cannot be reached with the composer of the film's music, Daniel Lanois. As part of the re-cut, Harvey Weinstein scrapped the original score and hired Marty Stuart. Lanois felt insulted, and has steadfastly refused to license his score (which, unusually, he owns) to any release of the film. See more »

Goofs

The Beech 18 airplane that Don Hector flies from his ranch to Mexico City every week has a US registration number beginning with "N." Aircraft registered in Mexico have registration numbers beginning with "XA," "XB" or "XC." The filmmaker seems to have been aware of this, since most shots of the airplane have the "N" on the fuselage partially blocked by a car or person. 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 »

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Referenced in E! True Hollywood Story: Winona Ryder (2002) 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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