Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards an inevitable showdown, as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst the turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for the loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
AMC version severely edits Butler's death. The sound of the gunshot that kills him is played at a lower volume, and the scenes of him falling back is sped up, so as to avoid showing the hole in his head from the shot. See more »
Holding All My Love for You
Written by Michael Kamen (BMI) and Julianna Raye (BMI)
Performed by Julianna Raye
Produced by James Harrah
(P) (C) K-Man Corp. (BMI) / Ziffy Music, Inc. (BMI) / Open Range Productions USA, Inc. (BMI) See more »
Excellent western film magnificently performed and directed by Kevin Costner
¨Open Range¨ is a classic western. It's spectacular and riveting. The movie centers about facing off between settlers and cattlemen.
In the cowboys group we find an ex gunslinger(Kevin Costner), an old man (Robert Duvall) and a younger (Diego Luna). They'll have to fight against a landowner (Michael Gambon), a corrupt sheriff( James Russo), an assassin (Kim Coates), among others . Meanwhile the ex-gunfighter will fall in love with a spinster (Annette Bening).
The final showdown between the contenders is breathtaking, gunfight is likeness to "O.K. Corral duel¨.
The film is awesome , sets are extraordinaries and landscapes are wonderful.
The movie blends action, violence, a love story ,drama ,shootouts and is a fascinating film.
Direction by Kevin Costner is of first rate as ¨dancing with wolves¨. Cinematography by Michael Muro is glimmer and Michael Kamen's musical score is atmospheric. Runtime film is overlong however is neither tiring , nor boring but entertaining.
Rating: 7'5 /10 above average. Well worth watching.
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