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Monte Walsh (2003)

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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:
Chester 'Chet' Rollins
Frank 'Shorty' Austin
Sunfish Perkins
Bob the Storekeeper
Fighting Joe Hooker / Albert Miller
Hat Henderson
Robert Slocum
Skimpy Eagens
Colonel Wilson
Wallace 'Dally' Johnson (as Marshall Teague)
Henry Louis 'Sugar' Wyman
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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Монти Уолш  »

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1.33 : 1
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A remake of the 1970 version starring Lee Marvin & Jack Palance See more »


During celebration at the end, a guy is holding a sign that says shows "Welcome to 1900" In the background you can hear someone say, "Welcome to the twentieth century!" The twentieth century doesn't start until 1901. See more »


'Countess' Martine: ...as time goes by, we all have to take the best we can get.
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Version of Monte Walsh (1970) See more »

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A Rare Western Character Study
4 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Selleck has found his post-Magnum PI niche with Westerns, such as Monte Walsh and Quigly Down Under, among others.

Selleck delivers a quiet, strong performance. He looks like every cowboy ever wanted to look, and fortunately, he keeps his sometimes too high voice in check.

Monte Walsh is a story about times changing and how that impacts the lives of those that need for times to stay the same. It's a character study, not a Cowboys and Indians shoot them up. It does have enough gun play to keep the most traditional Western fan happy, but don't rent it for that. Watch for the great characterization by Selleck, a very good supporting cast, and wonderful cinematography.

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