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Open Range (2003)

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A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

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Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards an inevitable showdown, as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst the turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for the loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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No place to run. No reason to hide.

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Pacto de justicia  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,047,781 (USA) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$58,328,680 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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Professional wranglers handled 225 head of cattle on the set See more »

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Boss talks about the Doc and Sue saying it paints a pretty picture. Charlie says "Yeah, I hear they're worth a thousand words." That saying was not coined until a 1911 newspaper article quoting newspaper editor Tess Flanders discussing journalism and publicity. See more »

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[first lines]
Boss Spearman: [indicating a thunderstorm] Think she'll get over this-a-way?
Charley Waite: Might.
Boss Spearman: Best bed 'em down.
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Holding All My Love for You
Written by Michael Kamen (BMI) and Julianna Raye (BMI)
Performed by Julianna Raye
Produced by James Harrah
(P) (C) K-Man Corp. (BMI) / Ziffy Music, Inc. (BMI) / Open Range Productions USA, Inc. (BMI)
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Costner as Director
2 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this film reaches the climactic shootout, it is a real cinematic treat. Costner has a great feel for creating and choreographing complex action scenes. There is one wide shot in particular that contains many actors involved in a number of separate interactions carried out in a masterfully-planned sequence. It is worth watching several times and paying close attention to each individual shootout going on within the larger scene. Costner has mastered the art of filling the screen with complex action.

The cast is outstanding and the love story is compelling and not typical Hollywood. As a real Western fan, I enjoyed this one enough to watch it several times. I think the plot offers something for everyone and I think it is one of those rare films that appeals to both men and women. It is certainly worth checking out.


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