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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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 119 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »



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


Drama | Romance

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:

$547,425 (USA) (9 December 2005)


$83,025,853 (USA) (14 April 2006)

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Did You Know?


Afraid that Anne Hathaway's previous films The Princess Diaries (2001) and Ella Enchanted (2004) would work against her during auditions, the casting director introduced Anne to director Ang Lee as a New York Broadway actress. Ang Lee hadn't seen any of Anne's nor Michelle Williams's previous works before he auditioned and subsequently cast them in Brokeback. See more »


On the mountain in 1963, Jack is looking at the moon and smoking a cigarette with the American Spirit logo printed on it. This company was founded in 1982. See more »


[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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User Reviews

A dream...
3 September 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I saw Brokeback Mountain at the Venice Film Festival (with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hatheway, and Ang Lee in attendance)and it's been haunting me ever since. I had read Annie Proulx's short story in the "New Yorker" years ago and it haunted me as well. What is it about this story? It's a love story that starts out without love--and finishes with a love that never ends. Congratulations to the director and the entire cast, you did a great job. I wish you much success, although with the theme being so "delicate", it may have trouble finding a big audience in the U.S. The audience here in Europe, I can say, thought it was great.

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