A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada.

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Armando Bruza
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Irene
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Mallory
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Samantha
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Alana
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Tom Macy
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Warren Stamp
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Johnny Cortez
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Muneca
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Janelle
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Hernan Prado (as Raoul Trujillo)
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In the mid-70s, near Reno, Grace Bontempo runs the Love Ranch, a legal brothel. Her husband Charlie, with big dreams, a felony record, and an aptitude for spending and infidelity, is the brothel's public face. On the day Grace's doctor tells her she has cancer in an advanced state, Charlie takes on new client, Argentine boxer Armando Bruza, Charlie's ticket to fame: he hopes to promote a fight with Ali. Because of Charlie's felonies, Grace is Bruza's titular manager. With the IRS and the church ladies circling the business, Grace takes the manager's role seriously and, along the way, Bruza charms her. Secrets play out: is there love at the Love Ranch? How will Charlie respond? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Story About Money, Power, Murder... And The One Thing That Makes The World Go Round. See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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6 January 2011 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Havat ha'ahava  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,353 (USA) (4 July 2010)

Gross:

$134,904 (USA) (25 July 2010)
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This is Joe Pesci's first substantial role in a film since Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). Although Pesci did appear in the 2006 film, "The Good Shepherd (2006)", his role was only a brief cameo. See more »

Goofs

The "Boxing Gym" is a military surplus store. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grace Bontempo: Selling love will make you rich. That's what my mother taught me. Just don't put your heart in it.
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La Cumparsita
Written by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez and Leslie Baxter
Performed by Carlos Gardel
Courtesy of EMI Odeon SAIC
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Unfairly overlooked, interesting human story for grown ups!
11 November 2013 | by (London, England.) – See all my reviews

I sought this movie out on DVD because it's cinema release was negligible, and anything with Helen Mirren will have some merit. I can only imagine it's almost invisible release was due to the inability of the youthful marketeers to easily identify the box in which to place it, romance, thriller, gangster flic? For those of us who don't care about such trite labels, this is an interesting movie, characters with some depth, it's not really about goodies or baddies, or even right or wrong, it's a story, with some romance, some humour, some sex, some drama, great performances from stalwarts and what should have been a launch pad to international stardom for the young Spaniard...fear not Sergio, we will see you again. I liked it a lot and really recommend it to people who enjoy films about other people rather than machines and/or concepts!


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