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Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

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Rango / Lars (voice)
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Beans (voice)
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Mayor (voice)
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Roadkill (voice)
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Doc / Merrimack / Mr. Snuggles (voice)
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Balthazar (voice)
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Bad Bill (voice)
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Ambrose (voice)
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Wounded Bird (voice)
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Angelique (voice)
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Buford (voice)
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Storyline

Rango is a pet chameleon always on the lookout for action and adventure, except the fake kind, where he directs it and acts in it. After a car accident, he winds up in an old western town called Dirt. What this town needs the most is water, but they also need a hero and a sheriff. The thirsty Rango instantly takes on the role of both and selfishly agrees to take on the case of their missing water. Written by napierslogs

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Rated PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking | See all certifications »

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4 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Untitled Gore Verbinski Animated Project  »

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Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,638,613 (UK) (4 March 2011)

Gross:

$123,207,194 (USA) (1 July 2011)
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Trivia

The bottle in which Rango goes into to escape the bird in the desert is called "Jarrito", spanish for a small jar or container, pronounced "har EE toe". When he escapes the bird again in the town, Rango ducks into a latrine made from an empty Pepto-Bismol bottle (an anti-diarrhea medicine). See more »

Goofs

There are no natural Saguaro cacti in the Mojave Desert. They are native to the Sonoran Desert. See more »

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Rango: [Wounded Bird is scratching his down feathers and scattering them into the wind] I see you're communicating with the great spirits.
Wounded Bird: No. I'm molting. It means I'm ready to mate.
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Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

COOL WATER
Written by Bob Nolan
Performed by Hank Williams (as Hank Williams, Sr.)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wasn't expecting something this good so early on in the year...
4 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I heard from a number of people that this was excellent so I went to see it myself being a fan of animated movies and of film in general. And I absolutely loved it, other than being a little too long, which is such a minor complaint, it was a wonderful film with some surprisingly mature themes and does very well at trying something different.

The animation for starters is outstanding. Not only do the characters move convincingly, but the colours look gorgeous and the backgrounds are imaginative and stunning. The soundtrack is another plus, the score is wonderful with a sense of fun, great use of instruments and nods to Ennio Morricone, without being too generic or over-the-top with some inspired musical flavour to it.

The script is funny, smart and quirky as well- loved the Chinatown(Ned Beatty based his performance on that of John Huston's), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Star Wars references- the characters are genuine and likable with heart and don't fall into the trap of being too cliché(there are some but it works in the film's favour and I loved the title character), the film goes at a great pace while remaining wholly satisfying at its end with an almost elegiac quality that is there with almost all the best westerns, the slapstick action bounces along nicely and the story is far from formulaic instead it is original and inventive. The voice acting is wonderful, both Johnny Depp and Bill Nighy- Rattlesnake Jake is awesome!- give knockout performances, while Isla Fisher, Ned Beatty, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton and Abigail Breslin are equally terrific.

In conclusion, a wonderful film that I wasn't expecting to be this good this early on in the year. On a side note, for those complaining about suitability for children, I actually wouldn't say this was a film for kids but more adult-oriented. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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