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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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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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When It Comes To Love... Everyone Pays A Price. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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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) (2 July 2010)

Gross:

$134,904 (USA) (23 July 2010)
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Trivia

The second time that real-life husband and wife Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren have worked together on a movie. The first time was White Nights (1985). See more »

Goofs

Love Ranch starts out in 1976, but the Reno Arch shown in the beginning of the film is the third Reno gateway and was not erected until 1987. 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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Connections

References I've Got a Secret (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

You Got the Love
Written by Chaka Khan & Ray Parker Jr. (as Ray Erskine Parker Jr.)
Performed by Rufus and Chaka Khan
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent movie: fine acting, great story, and massive pathos
7 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Over the years, I haven't agreed with a lot of the reviews on this site, and this is the case with this movie. I just never bothered to sign up to contribute until now, after just watching this movie.

The film starts out drab, with unsympathetic characters on dead end story arches, which is exactly how it fools the viewer. By the middle of the movie, you realize your notions about them and their journeys were wrong, and in the end, you know there's a reason the movie is loaded with high caliber talent.

And considering it's based on real events, it's all the more interesting and compelling.


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