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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | | Drama | 13 January 2006 (USA)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Basque (as David Trimble)
Victor Reyes ...
Chilean Sheepherder #1
Lachlan Mackintosh ...
Chilean Sheepherder #2
Larry Reese ...
Marty Antonini ...
Rodeo Clown
Bartender #1
Don Bland ...


Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. Written by maisie stewart

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Love Is A Force Of Nature



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secreto en la montaña  »

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Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$547,425, 11 December 2005, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal shared the screen as a couple one more time in Love & Other Drugs (2010). See more »


When Jack is at the bar, turning around to eye Lureen, just before she approaches him for the first time, soft contact lens are visible in his eyes. See more »


[first lines]
Jack Twist: [kicks the cargo box of his old car] Shit.
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Maker Makes
Written by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This movie broke my heart.
15 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

For all of those who are holding back from watching this movie because it is "gay" or has love scenes between two men...oh! This movie has nothing to do with sex...and to be honest, I don't feel that it has much to do with homosexuality. This is the most beautiful and profoundly sad love story I have ever come across, and the fact that it is a love between two men is beside the point. It's about a love between two people who cannot be together, but if human beings were better at being human, and if the world was a better place, they would have lived out their lives side by side. I was so, so moved. AMAZING!!!! A must see.

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