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Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Ballard ...
Female Assistant (as Robin D. Ballard)
Obnoxious Fan
Kristin Brewer ...
Lady Shopper
Kristie Conway ...
Rod Decker ...
Isaac Demke ...
Johnny Hoops ...
Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love ...
Camera Operator (as Daniel 'Doc' Love)


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

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Release Date:

27 May 2010 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

As Crónicas de Bronco  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$113,155 (USA) (4 December 2009)

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Chevalier opens "Yeast Lords," the audience hears the second part of the story as though he's reading it, even though it's obvious that he has opened to the first page. See more »


Brutus: Cyclops there, cyclops there, cyclops there, turrets, moon buggies. Oh my holy crap! Surveillance does. I hate those. This is ridiculous. That's the most well-guarded yeast factory I've ever seen.
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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 »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) See more »


Cedar Dreams
Written and Performed by John Two-Hawks
Courtesy of Circle Studios Records
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Heavy on Personality, Light on Depth
11 September 2011 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

When Benjamin (an aspiring young science fiction author) attends a writers' workshop, his latest work is quickly lifted and re-imagined by two of his fellow campers. One, an obnoxious small-scale filmmaker, does so with the creator's blessing while the other, an established novelist, claims the work as his own. Written and directed by Jared Hess, also responsible for Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, this eccentric comedy lands somewhere in between the hypnotic success of the former and the disappointing shortfalls of the latter. The opening act is a real riot, with quirky, colorful characters stepping out of the wallpaper and amazing over- the-top visualizations of Benjamin's work that treat his hokey material with unmasked deference. But while those big screen interpretations of his hilariously awful novel bring the goods throughout the film (with competing visions from the two other writers' interpretations raising the bar) the primary storyline doesn't keep pace. The awkward, passionately inept cast doesn't quite have the charms of Napoleon or Pedro, (with the exception of Jermaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords, who's outstanding as selfish sci-fi plagiarist Ronald Chevalier) and there's a notable lack of a top-of-the-mountain moment that was so present in Dynamite's dance scene. It's a spiritual successor that had potential, but never completely rises to the moment.

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