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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  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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Valerie Planche ...
Waitress
Dave Trimble ...
Basque (as David Trimble)
Victor Reyes ...
Chilean Sheepherder #1
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Jolly Minister
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Timmy
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A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond--by turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted. Written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

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Love Is A Force Of Nature

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Drama | Romance

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

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13 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Secreto en la montaña  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,637 (Austria) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$83,025,853 (USA) (14 April 2006)
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Ang Lee struggled continually with the sheep during the shoot. Apparently sheep don't drink from running water, only ponds and dams. Ang tried all day to get the sheep to drink from a stream, but they wouldn't oblige. He had to give up on the shot. Also, American sheep carry a bacteria/virus that Canadian sheep don't possess. The film's scene where two herds of sheep become mixed up had some nightmarish real-life parallels, as the Canadian government had expressly warned them of dire consequences if they caused any disease to spread to the local animals from the south-of-the-border variety. See more »

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When Ennis and Alma are playing in the snow after sledding down the mountain, Ennis's hat is covering/not covering his ears between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Joe Aguirre: You pair of deuces lookin' for work, I suggest you get your scrawny asses in here pronto.
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I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall
Written by Merle Haggard
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Ang Lee's Cowboys
17 September 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What an extraordinary accomplishment! Ang Lee presents us with something we've known about but we've never seen. Profoundly honest, stunning to look at, superbly acted. I could go on with the superlatives because I feel lifted by the experience. You've all heard the ins and outs of the subject treated here. Well, forget it, the words used are used words and do not apply here. "Brokeback Mountain" introduce us to something utterly new, daring you and me to be indifferent. The film is about us, really. Love as an unexpected blow that makes you find and confront yourself. Jake Gylenhaal gives a performance that you'll never forget. Michelle Williams and Ann Hathaway are incredibly good but the film belongs to Heath Ledger. I'm not going to talk about revelations or Oscar buzz, I'm just going to let you know that what he does in this film is so courageously beautiful, so truthful and so transcendental that his Ennis del Mar is bound to become a point of reference not just for us but for generations to come.


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