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Gentlemen Broncos -- A loner with a passion for writing has his story ripped off by a legendary fantasy novelist and subsequently adapted into a disastrous movie by a homespun filmmaker.
Gentlemen Broncos -- Soon after his latest work is published, science-fiction author Ronald Chevalier (Clement) faces charges of plagiarism from aspiring teenage writer Benjamin Purvis (Angarano).
Gentlemen Broncos -- Clip: Knowing
Gentlemen Broncos -- Clip: He stole my story


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Writers (WGA):
Jared Hess (written by) &
Jerusha Hess (written by)
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Release Date:
27 May 2010 (Germany) See more »
A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Quirky, silly, and should not to be taken so seriously. See more (54 total) »


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Michael Angarano ... Benjamin

John Baker ... Don Carlos
Robin Ballard ... Female Assistant (as Robin D. Ballard)

Steve Berg ... Obnoxious Fan
Kristin Brewer ... Lady Shopper

Jemaine Clement ... Chevalier
Kristie Conway ... Nerdy Girl

Jennifer Coolidge ... Judith
Rod Decker ... Rod Decker
Isaac Demke ... Loyal Fan

Halley Feiffer ... Tabatha
Johnny Hoops ... Kanaya / Kenonka

Héctor Jiménez ... Lonnie Donaho

Jizelle Jade ... Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love ... Camera Operator (as Daniel 'Doc' Love)

Suzanne May ... Vanaya / Venonka
Edgar Oliver ... Duncan / Lord Daysius

Josh Pais ... Todd Keefe

John Pleshette ... Merve
Jeanette Puhich ... Sherry

Clive Revill ... Cletus
John D. Richards Jr. ... Bank Teller

Sam Rockwell ... Bronco / Brutus
Isaac Russell ... Skinny Boy
Jon Shere ... Boom Operator (as John Shere)

Brian Unger ... Journalist
Edward Osborn ... Gross Guy
Benji Hughes ... Dad Photo

Mike White ... Dusty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chanelle DeVore ... Student (uncredited)

Beau Dunn ... Writing Camp Student (uncredited)
Kyle Esposito ... Crazed Fan (uncredited)
Heather Kelly McShane ... Polygamist Wife (uncredited)
Oriana Reyes ... Bank customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Jared Hess 
Writing credits
Jared Hess (written by) &
Jerusha Hess (written by)

Produced by
Jared Hess .... executive producer
Jerusha Hess .... executive producer
John J. Kelly .... producer
Ben LeClair .... executive producer
Duff Rich .... associate producer
Mike White .... producer
Original Music by
David Wingo 
Cinematography by
Munn Powell 
Film Editing by
Yuka Ruell 
Casting by
Meredith Tucker 
Production Design by
Richard A. Wright 
Art Direction by
Christopher R. DeMuri 
Set Decoration by
Les Boothe 
Costume Design by
April Napier 
Makeup Department
Ginger Anglin-Cervantes .... fabricator (as Ginger Anglin)
Tiffany Correa .... assistant makeup artist (as Tiffany Vukich-Correa)
Tiffany Correa .... first assistant makeup artist
Tiffany Dickens .... first assistant hair stylist
Mary Everett .... hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Jennifer Llewelyn .... key hair stylist
Macy McKenzie .... additional hair swing
Macy McKenzie .... additional makeup swing
Hugo Villasenor .... key prosthetic makeup artist
Laurie Vukich .... key makeup artist
Production Management
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Duff Rich .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Allred .... second second assistant director
Cody Harbaugh .... second assistant director
J. Scott Smiley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
Brent Astrope .... construction coordinator
Tyler Astrope .... head scenic
Bryce Bishop .... set dresser
Burke Bowthorpe .... additional props
Gabe Casdorph .... set dresser
Kent Daniels .... carpenter
Sam Demke .... concept artist
Russell Evans .... carpenter
Frank Kelly Freas .... artist: opening sequence
Matt Harris .... assistant property master
Adam Henderson .... set dresser
Michael T. Higgins .... leadman
James Holder .... set dresser
Katie Holland .... art department coordinator
Hollie Howton .... art department coordinator
Derek Hunter .... graphics
Antonio Lexerot .... assistant greens
Antonio Lexerot .... set dresser
Cynthia A. Neibaur .... assistant set decorator
Cynthia A. Neibaur .... buyer
Scott Ruley .... set dresser
Jonas Sappington .... leadman
Anthony Straga .... on-set dresser
Cordell Taylor .... carpenter
Joshua Zeigler .... carpenter
Sound Department
David Barber .... dialogue editor
David Barber .... sound effects editor
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Bylsma .... sound post-production coordinator
Trevor Dowswell .... sound coordinator
Noel Espinosa .... boom operator
Sean Gray .... sound designer
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
Jeff Gross .... foley artist
Jeff Gross .... foley mixer
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Steven C. Laneri .... sound mixer
Mike Pipgras .... foley editor
Mike Pipgras .... foley mixer
Mike Pipgras .... sound effects editor
Ross Wissbaum .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Peter A. Chevako .... puppeteer
Val Crawford .... hair/fur department: Alterian
Tony Gardner .... animatronic animals
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Alterian, Inc.
Timothy Huizing .... puppeteer
John Shea .... key hair effects
Tom Steves .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Andy Barrios .... compositing supervisor: Asylum
Jason Bidwell .... lead paint artist: Asylum FX
Rob Blue .... digital effects artist: Asylum
Rachael G Campbell .... visual effects artist
Caitlin Content .... visual effects
Kevin Culhane .... animator: Asylum
Hugo Dominguez .... digital artist: Asylum Vfx
Todd Hemsley .... senior inferno artist: Aylum
Elizabeth Hitt .... visual effects producer
Nicholas Loizides .... modeler: Asylum FX
Paul O'Shea .... digital compositor
Ryan Reeb .... digital artist
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
Gunther Schatz .... visual effects lead artist
Stefan Smith .... compositor
Marc Varisco .... visual effects supervisor
John L. Weckworth .... digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
Steve Muangman .... digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects (uncredited)
Toshihiro Sakamaki .... modeler: Asylum (uncredited)
Frank L. Bare II .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Matt Jordon .... stunt performer
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
Brent Steffensen .... utility stunts
Chester E. Tripp III .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Armstrong .... camera intern
Eric Beck .... rigging best boy grip (as Erick Beck)
William Boaz .... electrician
Kurtis Burr .... assistant camera
Brandon Christensen .... camera operator: "a" camera
Zep Christensen .... first assistant camera
Brandon Ellsworth .... rigging key grip
Brandon Gleave .... electrician
Jason Hatfield .... gaffer
Josh Lee .... electrician
Nathan D. Lee .... second assistant camera
William Long .... electrician (as Bill Long)
Tyler Meiners .... key grip
Andrew Mitchell .... Steadicam operator
Tracy Nystrom .... camera production assistant
Alan E. Stoddard .... best boy grip
Paul McKay Taylor .... loader
Charles Unice .... electrician
Jason Walser .... dolly grip
John M. Williams .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Wren .... grip (as Jeremy Tiffin)
Casting Department
Rie Attridge .... casting
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Katie Jensen .... extras casting
Katy Jensen .... extras casting
Gayle Minkovitch-Jensen .... extras casting
Tori Silvera Bush .... location casting
Yun .... extras casting assistant (as Yong Yun)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle l Boucher .... seamstress
Michelle l Boucher .... set costumer
Alison Demke .... designer: nightgowns
Heather D. Gaither .... set costumer
Shantell Guy .... set costumer (as Shantell Guy-Bailey)
Lauren Moss .... wardrobe assistant
Jacqueline Newell .... set costumer
Alison Parker .... wardrobe supervisor
Mercedes Williamson .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Zoe Bower .... post-production coordinator
Carlos M. Castillón .... first assistant editor
Annie Johnson .... digital intermediate producer
Todd Kolker .... post-production coordinator
Paul Tuft .... first assistant editor
Taylor Black .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
Location Management
Andrew K. Hodge .... assistant location manager
Andrew Langton .... location manager
Music Department
Jessica Dolinger .... music clearances
Jim Dunbar .... music coordinator
Anna Lascurain .... music coordinator
Jeff McIlwain .... additional score arranger
Robert Miller .... composer: additional music
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Julie Pearce .... music editor: temp (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... transportation coordinator
Julie Fife .... driver
Jason Kelly .... driver: cast
Ryan McDowell .... driver
Jennifer Miller .... additional driver
Thad Paget .... driver
Teri Lish Parkinson .... van driver
Tim Shuler .... driver
Rick Spidell .... driver
Other crew
David Bernad .... assistant: Mike White
Sebastien Betsch .... digital cinema supervisor
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Dave Cotter .... craft service
Paul De Cham .... post facilities manager
David Dilley .... assistant: John Kelly
David Dilley .... script supervisor: "c" camera
Erica Elmer .... assistant: Jared Hess
Steven Farnsworth .... production assistant
Stacy Foot .... production coordinator
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Chris D. Foster .... office production assistant
Spencer Fotheringham .... production assistant
Ami Jennifer Francis .... production accountant
Nancy Govednik .... assistant accountant
Stephen Groo .... on-set videographer
Krystal Mathiesen .... first assistant accountant
Alex McCullough .... production secretary
Jordan McKown .... office production assistant
Susan Muir .... completion bond guarantor
Zach Osborn .... assistant locations
Michael Patterson .... assistant: Jared Hess
Aaron Ponciano .... post -production assistant
Fenton Quinn .... animal wrangler
Matt Rich .... assistant production coordinator
Paul F. Ruegner .... caterer
Cody Shelley .... office production assistant
Peter Silberstein .... key set production assistant
Jean M. Simpson .... animal trainer
Mike Swidnicki .... assistant craft service
Tommy Woodard .... film commission specialist: Utah
Yun .... craft service (as Yong Yun)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor
89 min | USA:90 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45324)

Did You Know?

The character of Chevalier is based on Utah based science fiction and fantasy writer Dave Farland, who also writes under the name Dave Wolverton, and who conducts popular novel writing workshops and seminars. The "Yeast Lords" is a take off on his popular and best selling books, The Runelords.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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:What the crap? Oh! My gems!See more »
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15 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Quirky, silly, and should not to be taken so seriously., 27 February 2010
Author: Jaydee from United States

I'm going to keep this one short and simple.

Gentleman Broncos is the 3rd feature film written and directed by Jared Hess. Gentleman Broncos follows awkward sci-fi loving Benjamin as he tries to have his story, Yeast Lords, made into a "movie." But after going to a sci-fi camp and meeting his favorite sci-fi author, Chevalier played by Jemaine from Flight of the Concords, he steals Benjamin's idea and makes the book himself.

Now, first things first, unlike another That Was Junk writer, I like Napoleon Dynamite and I don't think it's the worst movie I've ever seen. I love it in fact; movies about awkward, weird people out of place people make me smile. And that's what this movie felt like. It's basically Napoleon Dynamite 2. The main character, Benjamin played by Micheal Angorano, isn't necessarily as weird as Napoleon Dynamite but everyone else around him is such as his mother, played by lovely Jennifer Coolidge who sells tacky clothing and giant balls of popcorn, is.

Everything and everyone is weird in this movie. And everyone is fitted in retroesque clothing and sporting bad haircuts. There is a lot of silly dialog and snappy one-liners that would make any teenager crack-up. Watching at 5 in the morning had me laughing, but honestly the lack of sleep could have been a factor. It's quite obvious Jared Hess has an odd and unique way of making movies. Even if one hates the dialog, I don't think anyone could deny that he is a great director. And cinematographer Munn Powell, also DP on Napoleon Dynamite, has a way of making Hess' movies look dated. Hess loves awkward, deformed, and over the top character. Héctor Jiménez, of Nacho Libre fame plays over-smiling and flamboyant Lonnie. Sam Rockwell plays the rough and tough Bronco and the flouncy Brutus. And Mike White plays the Jennifer Coolidge's slow husband. I loved all these characters because they were silly. I can most definitely guarantee that one of the big reasons this movie has a 5.4 on IMDb is because people hate the characters. They make you feel uncomfortable and have you asking "why are they doing that?" Their dialog, movements and just everything about them is completely unnecessary. So why do I love them, because everything about them is so unnecessary. It's like passing through a small town when you're coming from your big city home. Everything is surreal and you feel like you've stepped into another world. The Clothes are old fashion and the people are completely clueless. I love people and movies like that personally. I love movies that don't take their characters too seriously and can make them silly. It's the reason why I watch movies like G-Force from time to time.

If Napoleon Dynamite made you want to pull your eyeballs out then stay for from this movie, you won't like it.

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