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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

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Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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27 May 2010 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,502 (USA) (30 October 2009)

Gross:

$113,155 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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Michael Angarano was recommended to Jared Hess by casting director Meredith Tucker, though Hess was unfamiliar with his work. When he watched Snow Angels (2007), Hess was "blown away by his performance ... he embodied what the character need[ed] to be on every level." Snow Angels (2007) also featured Sam Rockwell (Bronco/Brutus). See more »

Goofs

When Chevalier is reading Benjamin's story he has just opened the binder, in the next shot it shows he has read at least half of it. See more »

Quotes

Tabatha: So when are you going to let me read one of your stories?
Benjamin: I don't know. Um... I usually don't let people read my stuff.
Tabatha: Why not?
Benjamin: I let my mom read a few but they just made her cry. Most people just get sicked out and stop reading.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Bronco cutting some of his hair and pasting it with honey on Vanaya's bald head. And then they kiss. See more »


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What a Town
Written by Bobby Charles and Richard Claire Danko
Performed by David Bromberg
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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'Broncos is NOT TO BE MISSED for the 5 people who like what it offers
6 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three other films spring to mind that Broncos reminds me of in the sense that they all bring similar elements; absurdist story structure, over-the-top character-acting, and an unapologetic bevy of immature, toilet-ish, sometimes abstract humor.

What I can't think of is two people other than me that actually enjoy this kind of film a lot. And I'm guessing you can't either. That's why I think these kinds of films do badly. It breaks down like this;

  • 10%; people who even knew this was coming out - 5%; of those people


saw it - 2.5%; of those people liked it - 90% of everybody else doesn't care - 100% of those people who didn't care would probably hate this worse than could possibly be imagined.

If you disagree and love this film, see box office receipts for, and then watch; Land of the Lost, Freddy Got Fingered, and UHF. Not only are they three excellent movies in a similar vein, but they all bombed beyond oblivion for the same reason.


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