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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love Is A Force Of Nature

Genres:

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

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$547,425, 11 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,043,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,062,759
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Trivia

Film debut of Brooklynn Proulx. See more »

Goofs

Leading up to the argument that sparks the Del Mar divorce (finalized on 6 November 1975), Ennis is on the couch watching Kojak on a Saturday night. Kojak didn't air on Saturday nights until its 5th season, 1977-8. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Twist: [kicks the cargo box of his old car] Shit.
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Soundtracks

Melissa
Written by Stephen Alaimo and Gregg Allman
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Don't Assume....
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Before seeing the movie I had dubbed the film as 'the gay cowboy movie' but now i've seen it I feel so guilty for doing so. The film is one of the most beautiful films ever made and Ang Lee was the perfect director for the movie. As he was so into minor details this really helped the film show the meaning of what the film was actually about. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal played the parts of Ennis and Jack fantastically. The film really hits you in the heart, especially if you've ever been in love. At the emotional peak of the movie I was brought to tears and I couldn't get the film out of my head for at least a few days! I would recommend the film for anyone. A truly magical film. 10/10


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