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Writers (WGA):
Cormac McCarthy (novel)
Ted Tally (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 December 2000 (USA) See more »
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Some passions can never be tamed.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Matt Damon ... John Grady

Henry Thomas ... Rawlins

Penélope Cruz ... Alejandra
Angelina Torres ... Luisa (as Angelina C. Torres)
J.D. Young ... Grandfather

Laura Poe ... Mother

Sam Shepard ... J.C. Franklin

Robert Patrick ... Cole

Lucas Black ... Blevins
Yvette Diaz ... Girl
Imelda Colindres ... Girl's Mom
Augustin Solis ... Manuel (as Agustin Solis)

Rubén Blades ... Don Hector de la Rocha
Elizabeth Ibarra ... Maria

Miriam Colon ... Doña Alfonsa (as Miriam Colón)
Lonnie Rodriguez ... Esteban
Raul Malo ... Singer
Fredrick Lopez ... Lieutenant (as Frederick Lopez)
Ferron Lucero Jr. ... Lieutenant's Man
Manuel Sanchez ... Lieutenant's Man
Katie Harro ... Mary Catherine
Denes Lujan ... Orlando
Leeann Lyons ... Mary Catherine's Friend

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Captain Raul
Edwin M. Figueroa ... Charro (as Edwin Figueroa)
Matthew E. Montoya ... Indian
Julian Prada ... Prison Singer
Roberto Enrique Pineda ... Doctor
Vincente Ramos ... Commandante
George R. Lopez ... Clapping Man

J.D. Garfield ... Carlos

Jo Harvey Allen ... Judge's Wife

Julio Cedillo ... Campesino (as Julio C. Cedillo)
Marc Miles ... Deputy Smith
Brian Orr ... Man at Car

Bruce Dern ... Judge

Daniel Lanois ... Singer

Jesse Plemons ... Young Grady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Todd Bethke ... Prisoner
Rene Munguia ... Resturant patron
Chris Talley ... Prisoner
Richard Barela ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Dennis Chavez ... Guard (uncredited)

Anthony Dilio ... Guard (uncredited)
David Miguel Estrada ... Traveler at Station (uncredited)

Dennis E. Garber ... Boyfriend (uncredited)
Theodore Grivas ... El Idiota Loco (uncredited)
Barry Hazen ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Patricia Miller ... House Maid / Servant (uncredited)
Philip Olivas ... Guard (uncredited)
Jason Page ... Shop Keeper (uncredited)
James Roach ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Clark Sanchez ... Slasher Estevan (uncredited)

J. Nathan Simmons ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Carlos Taboada ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Billy Bob Thornton 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Cormac McCarthy (novel)

Ted Tally (screenplay)

Produced by
Jonathan Gordon .... executive producer
Bruce Heller .... co-producer
Mary Ann Madden .... co-producer
Sally Menke .... executive producer
Robert Salerno .... producer
Billy Bob Thornton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Paxton 
Marty Stuart 
Kristin Wilkinson 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Markowitz 
 
Film Editing by
Sally Menke 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
 
Art Direction by
Max Biscoe 
Richard L. Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Traci Kirshbaum 
 
Costume Design by
Doug Hall 
 
Makeup Department
Kate Biscoe .... makeup artist
Lynne K. Eagan .... key makeup artist (as Lynne Eagan)
Melissa Forney .... hair stylist
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist (as Eddy Henriques)
Julie Janes-Love .... hair stylist
Jolynn Nieto .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah Ann Piper .... key hair stylist
Keith Sayer .... makeup artist
Nikoletta Skarlatos .... special makeup effects artist
Gianna Sparacino .... hair stylist
Janet Tallent-Dickson .... additional makeup artist
Joani Yarbrough .... key hair stylist
Gabriella Pollino .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mitchell E. Dauterive .... production manager: second unit
Mitchell E. Dauterive .... production supervisor
Robert Salerno .... unit production manager
Natascha Tillmanns .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Altieri-Paterra .... second second assistant director
Melissa V. Barnes .... second assistant director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director
Fred Murphy .... second unit director
Lisa C. Satriano .... assistant director: second unit (as Lisa Satriano)
Rebecca Stefan .... assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Steve Allen .... carpenter
Joe Arnold .... assistant property master
Dawn M. Baker .... scenic artist
Stephany Baskin .... art department assistant
Sean Bernard .... plasterer
Rick Broderman .... paint gang boss
Shane Buckallew .... plaster foreman
Jesus Carrera .... carpenter
James M. Davis .... general foreman
Jennifer Dawson .... assistant property master
Ralph Diaz .... greensmen
Patricia Dillon .... set dresser
Nanci Elfrez .... scenic artist
Andrew P. Flores .... second head painter (as Andy Flores)
Neil Gahm .... propmaker foreman
Hector M. Gonzalez .... art department research (as Héctor M. González)
Hector M. Gonzalez .... set dresser (as Héctor M. González)
Dwayne Grady .... property master (as Dwayne David Grady)
Kelley A. Hankins .... scenic artist
Paul Harman .... signwriter
Angela Hinkle .... construction laborer
Robert House .... propmaker
Betty Jackson .... carpenter
Ana Martinez .... art department coordinator
Thomas Minton .... set designer
John W. Morgan .... plasterer
Amy Morrison .... painter
Amy Morrison .... set dresser
Rhonda Paynter .... on-set dresser
Gary Petersen .... construction gang boss
David Phillip .... greensman
Kenneth R. Rector .... set dresser
Ricky Riggs .... camera scenic
Charles Righetti .... leadman
Charles Seale .... carpenter
Charles Seale .... stand-by greens
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter
Kara Sutherlin .... scenic artist
Chris Telschow .... construction foreman
Brett Tyler .... paint gangboss
Ronnie White .... carpenter
Phillip Williams .... construction laborer
Christopher Windisch .... construction foreman
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser (uncredited)
James 'JR' Pollard .... set painter (uncredited)
Randy Severs .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Tosti Stephenson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Anthony M. Trujillo .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Bach .... sound editor
Dean Beville .... sound editor
Peter Brown .... supervising sound editor
Lane Burch .... foley mixer
David V. Butler .... dialogue editor
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist
Ed Callahan .... dialogue editor
Bayard Carey .... production sound mixer: second unit
Matt Colleran .... sound recordist
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
Sean England .... machine room operator
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Alexandra Gonzales .... dialogue editor
Dana Gustafson .... supervising sound editor
Jamie Hardt .... sound intern
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Tom Lalley .... sound re-recording engineer
Paul Ledford .... sound mixer
Patricio A. Libenson .... sound effects editor (as Patricio Libenson)
Martin Lopez .... sound effects editor
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer: screen test
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam Sarkar .... sound utility
Donnie Saylor .... sound intern
Roy Seeger .... assistant adr editor
Keenan Wyatt .... boom operator
Flavio Leocata .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Greg ten Bosch .... sound intern (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Berve .... special effects assistant
Margaret Johnson .... special effects supervisor: second unit coordinator
Brian T. McCarty .... special effects assistant
Randy E. Moore .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Dackermann .... digital compositor supervisor
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title
Matt Linder .... digital compositor
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Johnny Wilson .... digital compositor
Christopher Grandel .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Ralph Maiers .... in house visual effects supervisor: Cinema Research Corp./D-rez (uncredited)
Eric Pham .... digital compositor: Cinema Research Corp./D-rez (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard Bucher .... stunt double: Matt Damon
Michael Cassidy .... stunts (as Mike Cassidy)
David V. Cordova .... stunt performer
Dick 'Skip' Evans .... stunt pilot (as Dick Evans)
Ramon Frank .... stunt double
James W. Gavin .... stunt pilot
Ramiro González .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Juddson Keith Linn .... stunts (as Judson Linn)
Daniel O'Haco .... stunts
Jeff O'Haco .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
James Pratt .... stunts (as Jim Pratt)
Jason Rodriguez .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Gilbert Rosales .... stunts
Tomas Sanchez .... riding stunts
Monty Stuart .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Mike Watson .... stunt double
Jerry Wills .... stunts (as Gerry Wills)
John Escobar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hondo Aguilar .... video assist operator
Eric Amundsen .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mitchell Amundsen .... camera operator
Stephen Beasley .... best boy electric
Buzzy Burwell .... electrician
Don Cerrone .... key rigging grip
Harve Cook .... video assist operator
Edwin M. Figueroa .... dolly grip
Mark Figueroa .... first assistant camera: second unit
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Hank Herrera .... grip
Robert Hicks .... rigging key grip
John Janusek .... key grip: second unit
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... cablecam rigger
Steve Mathis .... gaffer: second unit
Fred Murphy .... additional photographer
Fred Murphy .... director of photography: second unit
Ray Ortega .... electrician
Andrew Osborne .... assistant camera
Derick Pritchard .... lighting technician
Van Redin .... still photographer
Afshin Shahidi .... assistant camera
Steve Speers .... additional second assistant camera
Alan Swain .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kelly Bogdan .... extras casting assistant
Audrey Brooks .... casting assistant
Vicki Dempsey .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Tanit Lee Lascelles .... casting assistant
Teresa Neptune .... extras casting
Alex Newman .... casting assistant
Joyce Wainwright .... extras casting assistant
Rachael Erwin .... casting intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor
Melissa Moody .... tailor
Ángela Núñez .... key costumer
Lisa Parmet .... assistant costume designer
Janet Stirner Ingram .... costumer
Danlee Winegar .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
John A. Amicarella .... post-production consultant
Ben Boodman .... post-production assistant
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Phyllis Housen .... assistant editor
Stephanie Johnson .... second assistant editor (as Stephanie V. Johnson)
Bethany Orlemann .... assistant editor
Fred Raskin .... first assistant editor
Joan Sobel .... first assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Christopher Covert .... music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Daniel Gaber .... music editor
Steve Juliani .... music preparation
Maria Newman .... musician
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor
Kristin Wilkinson .... conductor
Kristin Wilkinson .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
Jon Bergholz .... transportation dispatcher
Adrian Cannon .... driver: Mr. Thomas
Mitch Harbeson .... driver
John Lybrand .... driver: cast
Ted Moser .... transportation coordinator
Justin Nance .... driver
 
Other crew
Dawn Barkan .... animal trainer
Joseph Bearman .... production assistant
Melody Bishop .... construction accountant
Jennifer Campbell .... production coordinator
Alison Cannon .... production accountant
Anne Carr .... key set medic: San Antonio
Tim Carroll .... livestock coordinator
John Chisholm .... welfare/studio teacher
Robin Citrin .... location scout
Steve Crawford .... stand-in
David Dirks .... production office assistant
Mark Fitzgerald .... key assistant location manager
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Charles Harrington .... location manager
Susan Jasso .... production secretary
Chad Keller .... stand-in
John Brian King .... title designer (as Brian King)
W. Alex Korp .... key production assistant
Jennifer Lobban .... accounting clerk
David Manzanares .... location scout
K. Lynn Martin .... script supervisor: second unit
Len Murach .... assistant location manager
Cindy Nevins .... payroll accountant
Roderick Peyketewa .... featured soloist
Roderick Peyketewa .... production assistant
DeLayne Rasmussen .... travel coordinator
John Semedik .... first assistant accountant
Faith Strongheart .... production assistant
Aaron Tankenson .... production assistant
Elana Wakeman .... key production assistant: second unit
Kevin Walker .... office production assistant
Pete Waterman .... production assistant
Mario West .... extras coordinator
Denise Blasor .... voice-over artist (uncredited)
Theodore Grivas .... location assistant (uncredited)
Ryanne Nicksa .... production assistant (uncredited)
Israel Sanchez .... stand-in (uncredited)
Anthony M. Trujillo .... craft service (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexuality
Runtime:
116 min
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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:
Continuity: When getting drinks at the first cantina they come to in Mexico, Blevins takes a sip of his drink from a glass. A few seconds later the girl is filling a glass and hands it to Blevins. He says appreciate it and starts drink his drink from the glass.See more »
Quotes:
Doña Alfonsa:In the end, Mr. Cole...
Doña Alfonsa:...we all get cured of our sentiments.
Doña Alfonsa:Those whom life doesn't cure...
Doña Alfonsa:...death will.
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30 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Storytelling, Beautifully Filmed, 25 October 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is an excellent, epic western saga about two Texans who wind up in Mexico and all the trials and tribulations they go through, most of which are fascinating. I've watched this film several times and it gets better and better with each viewing. The acting, storytelling and magnificent photography all made it a treasure of a film....and a very underrated movie. It's easy to get very involved in this haunting tale.

Those two lead guys are played by Matt Damon ("John Grady Cole") and Henry Thomas ("Lacey Rawlins.") Along the way they are joined by the most interesting character of all of them: "Jimmy Blevins," played by Lucas Black. Jimmy is a nice kid but he's big-time trouble. His haunting face in his last scene is memorable.

Penelope Cruz is the attractive love interest, surrounded by a protective Mexican family. That family, mainly a father and aunt, were really enjoyable to watch, too, and I wish they had bigger roles in here.

Not only is the acting good and photography stunning, the soundtrack with Spanish music is outstanding. I've read they actually filmed this for a four- hour movie. Man, I'd love to see that.

The only things I didn't care for were Thomas' blasphemous mouth and a couple of unpleasant scenes where the innocent lead characters are accused of things they didn't do and suffer because of it.

This really isn't an action movie, but much more of a drama and it's excellent storytelling. It also has narration from Damon, who is good at that sort of thing. It's just a powerful movie with a lot of good things to offer. If you like good stories, don't pass this up.

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