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Writers (WGA):
Lauran Paine (novel)
Craig Storper (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 August 2003 (USA) See more »
No place to run. No reason to hide.
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Kevin Costner 
Writing credits
Lauran Paine (novel "The Open Range Men")

Craig Storper (screenplay)

Produced by
Armyan Bernstein .... executive producer
Kevin Costner .... producer
Jake Eberts .... producer
Craig Storper .... executive producer
David Valdes .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
Cinematography by
James M. Muro (director of photography) (as James Muro)
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Miklos Wright 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
Production Design by
Gae S. Buckley  (as Gae Buckley)
Art Direction by
Gary Myers 
Set Decoration by
Mary-Lou Storey 
Costume Design by
John Bloomfield 
Makeup Department
Brenda Boutet .... assistant hair stylist
Tania El Zahr .... assistant makeup artist
Elle Elliott .... hair stylist: Mr. Costner
Elle Elliott .... key hair designer (as Eleanor Elliott)
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist: Ms. Bening
Joanne Jacobsen .... assistant makeup artist
Pearl Louie .... key makeup artist
Cathy Olshaski .... assistant hair stylist
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup designer
Jon C. White .... key hair stylist (as Jon White)
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Christy Dimmig .... post-production supervisor
Brian Leslie Parker .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Devin Hillier .... third assistant director: second unit
Brad Moerke .... second assistant director
David J. Negron Jr. .... second unit director
Kathy Ringer .... third assistant director (as Katherine L. Ringer)
Darren Robson .... third assistant director
L. David Silva .... first assistant director (as David Silva)
Art Department
Cheryl Allsen .... greens person
Alfred A. Arndt .... construction coordinator
Dean Baker .... greens best boy
Rick Barrett .... carpenter
Tracey Baryski .... assistant art director
Janos Berzai .... assistant to carpenter
Louis Cochand .... assistant to carpenter
Laura Cuthill-Luft .... set decoration buyer (as Laura Cuthill)
Ron Darby .... construction buyer
Deborah Day .... greens person
Floris Dewit .... carpenter
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art research
Kieran Gelfand .... lead
Celine Godberson .... assistant property master
Dean Goodine .... property master
George Griffiths .... stand-by painter
Ted Haigh .... senior graphic designer
Michael Hentges .... painter
Octavia Holden .... carpenter
Rick Janzen .... lead signwriter
Tom Johnson .... paint coordinator
Loyola Lewis .... on-set painter
Loyola Lewis .... stand-by painter
Robert Littlechild .... carpenter
Daniel A. MacDonald .... set decoration helper
Johan McCroy .... carpenter
David J. Negron Jr. .... storyboard artist
Erin Olinger .... art department trainee (as Erin Garson)
Travis Ontkean .... carpenter
Troy Pohl .... carpenter
Dana Rainer .... on-set greensman
Trinity Shane .... assistant to carpenter
Christopher J.A. Smith .... on-set dresser: Canada
Peter Topp .... on-set greensman
Sloane U'Ren .... set designer
Bev Ulmer .... greens helper
James Weeks .... greens head
Rob Welter .... carpenter
Michael Winder .... carpenter
Kimberley Zaharko .... art department assistant
Geordin Zee .... carpenter
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Steve Bartkowicz .... re-recording engineer
Stu Bernstein .... sound editor (as Stew Bernstein)
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Claudia Carle .... adr recordist
Matt Colleran .... sound re-recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
James Doyle .... mix assistant engineer
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Rickley W. Dumm .... sound effects editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... sound editor (as Richard Dwan)
Glen Gauthier .... production sound mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Todd Niesen .... dialogue denoising
Perry Robertson .... co-supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders .... sound designer
Scott Sanders .... sound editor
Frederick H. Stahly .... sound editor
Trent Stewart .... sound boom
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin A. Zimmerman)
Special Effects by
Barry Cameron .... special effects technician (as 'Bearcat' Cameron)
Scott Cameron .... special effects assistant
Allan Cotter .... pyrotechnician
Mike Friesen .... special effects assistant
Rocco Larizza .... special effects technician
Marc Lord .... special effects assistant
Alan Love .... special effects assistant
Gerry Martins .... special effects technician
Jim McFall .... special effects rigging/fabricator (as James McFall)
Jim McGillivary .... special effects set foreman
Maurice Routly .... special effects foreman
Robert Sheridan .... special effects technician
Bob Trevino .... pyrotechnician
David Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor (as Neil Trifunovich)
Steve Wood .... special effects assistant (as Steohen Wood)
Visual Effects by
Andrew Bonello .... visual effects developer
Shawn Broes .... digital mastering editor
Elika Burns .... digital paint and rotoscope artist (as Eric 'Elika' Burns)
Michelle Butler .... digital compositor
Sarah Coatts .... associate visual effects producer
Robert Cribbett .... lead compositor
Jon Doyle .... digital compositor
Conny Fauser .... Inferno artist
David Fogg .... digital compositor
Juan Gonzalez .... matchmover
Abra Grupp .... compositing supervisor
Petra Holtorf .... visual effects producer
Kristin Johnson .... Inferno artist
Tom Lamb .... digital compositor
Cameron MacDonald .... visual effects cinematographer
Michael Maloney .... digital compositor
Steve Miller .... assistant editor: Yu & Co
Sheila Molnar .... digital paint and rotoscope artist
David J. Negron Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Tara Handy Turner .... systems manager
Steve Wright .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Danny Albano .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Dave Badgerow .... stunt wagon driver
Dwight Beard .... stunt wagon driver
Guy Bews .... stunt coordinator: Canada
Don Bland .... stunts
Chad Camilleri .... stunts
Jim Finkbeiner .... stunts
Don Gillespie .... stunt wagon driver
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator: US
Ben Louis .... stunts
Shawn C. Orr .... stunts (as Shawn Orr)
J.R. Reding .... stunts
Gary Robert .... utility stunts
Mark Stewart .... stunts
Dwayne Wiley .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dominic Bartolone .... camera production assistant
Lee Blasingame .... lead assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Brebner .... second assistant camera
Carolynn Brocke .... additional second assistant camera
John Buckley .... gaffer
Mark Cohen .... assistant camera
Mark Cohen .... camera operator: "b" camera
Douglas Craik .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sacha Fassaert .... assistant camera: "c" camera
Aris Georgiopoulos .... additional first assistant camera
Junichi Hosoi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Martin Keough .... gaffer
Chris Large .... still photographer
Micah Llewellyn-Dance .... remote head technician
Cameron MacDonald .... additional photographer (as Cam MacDonald)
Keith Marion .... lamp operator
Álex Martínez .... assistant camera
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
Douglas Raines .... lamp operator
Open Range .... lighting balloon tech
Gordon Schmidt .... grip
Rick D. Schmidt .... key grip
Chris Speers .... best boy grip
Scott Storm .... grip
Carey Toner .... daily camera operator: "b" camera
David Vernerey .... rigging gaffer
Darek Wyszynski .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jackie Lind .... casting: Alberta
Louise Mackiewicz .... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Gordon .... costumer: Kevin Costner
Lizzie McGovern .... assistant costume designer
Heather Moore .... key costumer
Tim Ranson .... costumer: Robert Duvall
Christine Thomson .... costumer
Summer Valdes .... wardrobe runner
Editorial Department
Judith Babcock .... post-production coordinator
Shelley Bakus .... first assistant editor
Rhonda Blewett .... telecine assistant
Kimberly Covate .... digital mastering producer
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Warren Langford .... first assistant editor
Richard Long .... assistant editor
David Orr .... laboratory color timer
Mykel Thuncher .... color timer
Tracey Wadmore-Smith .... associate editor
Marc Wielage .... digital intermediate colorist
Grant Wilkinson .... post-production assistant
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Location Management
Travis Becker .... trainee location manager
Brian Dunne .... assistant location manager
Peter Horn .... location manager
Music Department
Ramiro Belgardt .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Peter Boyer .... additional orchestrator
Rupert Christie .... additional orchestrator
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Ilan Eshkeri .... additional orchestrator
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Matthias Gohl .... additional orchestrator (as Teese Gohl)
Matthias Gohl .... music producer (as Teese Gohl)
Richard Ihnatowicz .... music preparation
Michael Kamen .... conductor
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music recordist
Blake Neely .... additional orchestrator
Michael Ripoll .... guitarist
Tom Villano .... music editor
Jake Walker .... musician
Brad Warnaar .... additional orchestrator
Jeremy Rubolino .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
James Joseph Barbaro .... driver
Jim Barbaro .... driver: hair/makeup
Dwight Beard .... transportation
Anthony Bixby .... driver
Alfie Creighton .... driver
Shelley Crooks .... driver
Howard Horwitz .... driver
John Matlock .... driver
Bruce McGregor .... driver
Bruce Milward .... driver
Kevin Profit .... driver
Allen Proskow .... driver
Shelley Shierman .... driver
Kathi Vold .... driver
Other crew
Jasa Abreo .... assistant: Mr. Costner
Aviline Adshead .... first aid
B. Keith Anderson .... wrangler
Tiffany Bartlett .... documentarian
Peter Bews .... wrangler (as Peter J. Bews)
Lori Boyle .... animal trainer
Ursula Brauner .... dog trainer
David Christopher Brown .... documentarian
Jeffrey A. Cook .... balloon technician
Rob Doak .... video coordinator
Dana Dubé .... animal trainer
Nicole Duperron .... stitcher
John Gaskin .... production accountant
Alan Geoffrion .... assistant: Mr. Duvall
Jan Gillan .... first assistant accountant
John B. Gillis .... wrangler
Monika Hagele .... production assistant
Buck Hamilton .... wrangler
Lloyd Jacobson .... wrangler
Matthew Kershaw .... production assistant
Janet Lamonte .... stitcher
Zeke Lopez .... production legal
Karen MacDonald .... wrangler
Rick Martine .... wrangler
Leslie Maynes .... payroll accountant
Meredith Mohr .... assistant: Ms. Bening
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
Boone Narr .... animal supplier
Douglas 'Tree' Nelson .... wrangler (as Doug Nelson)
Jason Nolan .... production assistant
Paige Palmer .... production coordinator
Lynn Patterson .... head wrangler
Jerri Phillips .... wrangler
Lee Phillips .... wrangler captain
Rick Richter .... wrangler
Troy Rudolph .... production assistant
Eleanor Russell .... stitcher
Eera Sherrington .... assistant production coordinator
Joshua Spencer .... visual effects production assistant
David M. Taylor .... second assistant accountant
Mark Thomason .... photo double
Mark Thomason .... stand-in
Marla Touw .... trainee production coordinator
Bruce Toy .... chef
Cathy Vayda .... wrangler
Candace Villett .... dog wrangler
Cristina Weigmann .... script supervisor
Rita Wong .... accounting trainee
Jay Johnson .... title designer (uncredited)
David Forbes .... Special liaison for Wesley First Nation
Carol Wong .... special thanks
Garson Yu .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence
139 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:A | Finland:K-15 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:12PG (original rating) | Ireland:12 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2004) | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Boss keeps calling Percy, played by Michael Jeter, "Old Man". But Robert Duvall, who plays Boss, is actually 21 years older than Jeter, who was only 50 at the time the movie was made.See more »
Continuity: When Boss and Charley ride into the town for the first time, the front view shows another carriage directly behind them. In the next shot from the rear, the carriage disappears.See more »
[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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59 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Old fashioned western with heart, 16 September 2003
Author: rosscinema from United States

Why studios don't make more westerns is beyond me. Some of them are downright unwatchable like "Young Guns" and its sequel but there have been some extremely well made films like "Unforgiven" and "Tombstone" so I'm at a loss as to why more are not made. Thank you Kevin Costner! This story is about four men who are herding their cattle through a certain area and they stop near a town to get supplies. The crew is headed by Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) and his second in charge is Charley Waite (Costner). They send Mose (Abraham Benrubi) to get supplies and after a day or so he doesn't return. Boss and Charley go to find him leaving Button (Diego Luna) to watch the herd. In town they find Mose beaten badly and locked up in the local jail. A rich rancher named Denton Baxter (Michael Gambon) hates "Freegrazers" and tells them to take their man and keep moving. Baxter controls the sheriff (James Russo) and also has many thugs on his payroll. Back at the herd some of Baxters men have been following them so Boss has an idea of going after them instead of running. That night they confront them and smash their rifles but when they get back Mose has been killed and Button is wounded badly. They take him to the local doctor and meet his sister Sue (Annette Bening) and Charley takes a shine. Boss and Charley don't like to be told where to graze their cattle and they want revenge for the death of Mose. A final gunfight in town is inevitable and Charley reveals that he killed many men in the war. This film was directed by Costner and its very well made. He seems to have found his mark as a directer with this genre. Costner allows the story to unfold on its own terms and the pacing is deliberate which is welcomed after watching so many Hollywood films and their quick edits. The film should be seen on the big screen to be appreciated. The scenery is beautiful and their are so many shots with skylines and mountains and wide open prairies and these shots help tell the story in the film. The scenery is important and gives the film a look that helps you relate to the characters when they speak of not wanting to be told where they can go. The characters are well written and they let out things about themselves little by little as the story is told. Duvall's character is a man of high pride and also a stubborn side and he's not afraid to stand up for himself even if it means he might die. Costner plays a man with a hard past and he seems to be living his life and coming to grips with his experiences in the war at the same time. Charley states that he doesn't have a problem with killing and we believe him. The romance between Costner and Bening seems forced and Bening looks a little to old to be a woman that never married. The film goes on about 15 minutes to long and Costner has not one, but two goodbye scenes with Bening. This is a minor complaint because this is a very entertaining film and after a summer of watching hyper-kinetic Hollywood junk, It's a movie that is very welcomed. Hear that Hollywood?

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