Monte Walsh (2003)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Western  |  17 January 2003 (USA)
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Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob the Storekeeper
Robert Slocum
Wallace 'Dally' Johnson (as Marshall Teague)
Sairy Brennan
Mrs. Mary Wilder


Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte has a long-term relationship with prostitute Martine Bernard, while Chet has fallen under the spell of the widow who owns the hardware store. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days, until one of the hands, Shorty Austin, loses his job and gets involved in rustling and killing. Then Monte and Chet find that their lives on the range are inexorably redirected. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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

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Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El último vaquero  »

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When Monte and Chet are delivering wire to Fighting Joe Hooker, you see Joe, in a close up, pull the rope with his left hand and start to wrap the end of the rope around the post with his right hand. When the camera angle changes to a longer distance shot, he makes the exact same move. Obviously the same scene shot from 2 different angles. See more »


Monte Walsh: When we get through... you're gonna want to take a nap, sit on the porch and wait for the mares to come callin'.
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Version of Monte Walsh (1970) See more »

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A modern western classic.
4 June 2005 | by (Universal Imports) – See all my reviews

Monte Walsh is a great western film...The acting is excellent,the location stunning and the direction handled expertly..In short i loved this movie... It is clearly as labour of love for all those involved making the film..The tale of the old cowboy refusing to change as the old west dies out has been told before but not with as much pride & passion as this effort has...

Tom Selleck has at last found a genre that shakes off his Magnum Pi days with success...The last two previous TNT westerns(Saber River & Crossfire Trail) were good but this really stands out above the two.

I won't go into plot detail as those who haven't watched the film yet i'll leave that for you to discover for yourself but i will say that this is one of my favourite westerns ever made & i for one can't wait for Selleck to saddle up once again........

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