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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).
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Writers (WGA):
Jared Hess (written by) &
Jerusha Hess (written by)
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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)

Toi'ya Leatherwood ... Classmate / Annoying Girl (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 .... 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
Tiffany Vukich .... assistant makeup artist (as Tiffany Vukich-Correa)
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
Jeremy Tiffin .... grip
Charles Unice .... electrician
Jason Walser .... dolly grip
John M. Williams .... second assistant camera
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)
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
Andrew K. Hodge .... assistant location manager
Andrew Langton .... location manager
Krystal Mathiesen .... first assistant accountant
Alex McCullough .... production secretary
Jordan McKown .... office production assistant
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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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor
89 min | USA:90 min
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)

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People on set commented that Jemaine Clement and director Jared Hess bore a striking resemblance, which Clement explained by joking, "I've found directors often hire people who look like them."See more »
Continuity: When Benjamin's mom holds up the bag of country balls, she holds it with one hand. When the camera changes to Benjamin, she is holding the bag with two hands.See more »
Brutus:What the crap? Oh! My gems!See more »
Tiny GeometriesSee more »


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52 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
An Instant Classic That Is Much More Than The Sum Of Its Parts, 23 October 2009
Author: merrilltoyco from United States

I saw this movie last night at a sneak preview in Jared Hess' home city. It totally ruled. It was full of laugh-out-loud scenes, with comedy on every level, excellent performances, and a sneaky plot that Scorsese would have been proud of. Everyone in the audience seemed to love it, lingering to cite scenes to each other long after the film was over. Even the press seemed genuinely giddy to be there.

Everyone who follows comedy knows what a big hit Napoleon Dynamite was, and although Nacho Libre was extremely funny, it lacked some of the kitschy style that made Napoleon more than just a comedy. Gentlemen Broncos seems to be the calculated result of a wise decision to return to form. If Napoleon Dynamite has nerds, Gentlemen Broncos has Supernerds; if Napoleon Dynamite has touches of the 70's and 80's, Gentlemen Broncos has dropped you off and left you there.

Like the best Wes Anderson films, Hess has the ability to identify and isolate a lovably weird segment of our society and walk right on that line for the duration of his films. In this case, it's the soul-drying, bad sci-fi stories that I used to see when I was a kid but don't anymore. The lone, laser-gun-wielding hero standing on a world with three moons and a tight, lit-up grid pattern for ground; the farming space station that's been overrun by cyborg apes; the space worm; etc. The kind of bad stories that couldn't even merit a hardback release, let alone a movie– and now can't even be found new. Capturing that odd energy and riffing a clear story on top of it earns Hess bonus points right off the bat.

He also has a gift for making good actors great at being bad, on purpose. Mike White has never been even nearly as hilarious as he was in this film (watch out for snakes), Jennifer Coolidge was in top form (as usual), and Sam Rockwell got all the way on board with a career burning phoenix of comedy that covered the polar ends of the spectrum. And because Hess pays special attention to each character, Hector Jiminez and Halley Feiffer are given equal opportunity to steal the show, and turn hilarious performances.

Now let's start a new paragraph. Shame on whoever dissed this movie before I had a chance to get here– you shall fall into the pit which you dig, because you seem to have forgotten one important detail: Jemaine Clement is in this movie. You can't give anything with Jemaine Clement in it one freakin' star. It's against the laws of physics. And when people see that you've done that, they'll only question whether you really even saw this movie at all. One of the funniest people alive, Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords) reproves his very real character-acting abilities, swanning over the film in full form as a tightly wound, bad-jeans-wearing, writer-bearded egomaniac who is so cheesy that you can smell the leather conditioner coming out of the screen. He was the obvious heir to the throne, for the whole show, and turns in what I think is his best performance so far, by far- which is really far. He's a full-blown comedic genius, and still seems to have been able to go even further under the direction of Jared Hess.

But the real satisfaction ends up coming from Hess knowing to place Michael Angarano right up front to show everyone what he can do. Clement is no surprise, when his greatness comes through- that's just normal. But to watch Angarano hang ten on his own terms, through his own scenes, was magnificent.

I caught Michael Angarano in several films, starting with Seabiscuit. But it was in the family favorite "Sky High" that I noticed how well he was starting to do subtle comedy as a farce's underdog, a'la Ben Stiller. Apparently Hess noticed him long before that, and was able to capitalize on Angarano's rising talent, to have it perfectly coincide with Gentlemen Broncos. He builds up the pain in Angarano's character so smoothly and steadily, that when he finally explodes it's about as pressured as Travis the Taxi Driver. Except replace the mohawk with a woman's clownsuit dress and the gun with a bean pillow in the shape of a blonde, mustached tranny. And throughout the wind-up, Michael Angarano plays everything to a tee, walking brow-first above bloodshot eyes, seeming to be struggling to keep down his own intestines at the sight of the limitless tragedies that are happening to him throughout the bulk of the film. He's so likable and well-paced that you just can't believe it either, and can't imagine anything getting any better for him- until he goes off in a blaze of glory.

Now I realize that all of these descriptors may sound like Hess may have sacrificed the inspired randomness of Napoleon Dynamite in order to make a more structured film. But let me console you in saying that, somehow, surrounding this Coen-worthy plot is so much perfect silliness that most people won't even see all of the true plot steps until they come together for a perfect showdown and a winning finale. In fact, the movie is so wild that some will mistake it for trying relying on sophomoric humor, which it sells fresh and hot throughout (when the majority is more intelligent situational and quotable line humor, with which Hess is a born natural). But analyze it honestly, and you'll see that the emotion-based story is top rate in it's rawness and simplicity, like all the best films.

In short, Gentlemen Broncos is just like it's name- a sophisticated, well-dressed animal that kicks naysayers repeatedly in several places. I wish I had the connections to be able to see it again right now. Thank you comedy Gods, for giving us Jared Hess.

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