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Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 10 May 1985 (USA)
While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Rex O'Herlihan
G.W. Bailey ... Peter
Marilu Henner ... Miss Tracy
Andy Griffith ... Colonel Ticonderoga
Fernando Rey ... Railroad Colonel
Sela Ward ... Colonel's Daughter
Brant von Hoffman ... Jim (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Christopher Malcolm ... Jud
Jim Carter ... Blackie
Paul Maxwell ... Sheepherder No.1
Manuel Pereiro ... Sheepherder No.2
Margarita Calahorra Margarita Calahorra ... Sheepherder's Wife
Billy J. Mitchell ... Town Doctor
John Orchard ... Town Sheriff
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... Sheepherder in Saloon
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Storyline

While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and enters a cliché-ridden town, in which the evil cattle baron (Andy Griffith) and the new Italian cowboys (who always wear raincoats no matter how hot it gets) join forces to get him and the sheep ranchers to leave the valley. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He brought the west law, and order..............and good clothes! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Addio vecchio West See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,374,973, 12 May 1985

Gross USA:

$6,090,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,090,497
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the Video & DVD Guide, the film is a "spoof of the singing cowboy movies of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s." See more »

Goofs

After the big shoot out at the end of the film, in an overhead shot, the Railroad Colonel briefly disappears. See more »

Quotes

Rex O'Herlihan: You're not a good guy at all!
Bob Barber: I'm a lawyer, you idiot!
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Alternate Versions

The edited-for-television release of Rustler's Rhapsody contains a scene deleted from the theatrical release. It features an exchange between Rex (with Peter in tow) and Colonel Ticonderoga in the middle of the forest just before the big shoot-out. The Colonel explains that he'll have 20 men gunning for Rex, to which Rex replies, "One hand, 20 hands, it's all the same to me." (Note that in the shoot-out, Rex claims there are too many men for him to handle because "usually 40% chicken out." 20 men minus 40% would have left 12 men, which would've been exactly enough for Rex's two fully-loaded sixguns to take out.) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Something Wild (1986) See more »

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I Ride Alone
Written by Steve Dorff and Milton Brown
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Should get more play. Quite funny.
30 January 2001 | by Flinx-2See all my reviews

It's too bad more people haven't had the pleasure of watching this hilarious send-up of the Western genre. For those of you who thought that Blazing Saddles said everything there was to say on this subject, give Rustler's Rhapsody a whirl. I promise you, it'll be worth your time.

8 out of 10.


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