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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 overview, first billed only:
... Rex O'Herlihan
... Peter
... Miss Tracy
... Colonel Ticonderoga
... Railroad Colonel
... Colonel's Daughter
... Jim (as Brant Van Hoffman)
... Jud
... Blackie
... Sheepherder No.1
... Sheepherder No.2
Margarita Calahorra ... Sheepherder's Wife
... Town Doctor
... Town Sheriff
Emilio Linder ... Sheepherder in Saloon
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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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Comedy | Western

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10 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Addio vecchio West  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,374,973, 12 May 1985

Gross USA:

$6,090,497
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Trivia

The outfit that Peter (G.W. Bailey) wears is an homage to Smiley Burnette, who was the "sidekick" for Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Charles Starrett in most of the western movies made in the 1940s and 1950s. He always wore a checkered shirt and a black hat with the brim turned up in front. He also rode a white horse with a black ring around one eye. See more »

Goofs

When Rex O'Herlihan walks into town before the final showdown, you see Colonel Ticonderoga move his coat back behind his gun, making sure he has access to it, the next shot the coat is covering the gun. 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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Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

I Break Horses, Not Hearts
(Instrumental)
Written by Steve Dorff, Milton Brown and Nancy Masters
Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by Charlie McCoy
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A Funny Joke with Western Movies
31 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Rustlers' Rhapsody" is a homage to Western movies, a sort of Luke Lucky, actually a satire to the Western movies. This film shows all the clichés usually presented in this genre in a funny and laconic way. There are the characters of the bar tender, the corrupt sheriff, the drunkard, the prostitute in the saloon, the powerful farmer, the 'bad guys' and the 'good guy'. The acting and the direction are very reasonable and Hugh Wilson is the director of the hilarious "Police Academy". In the end this movie is a forgettable and funny entertainment indicated for fans of Western flicks. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Vaqueiro Cantador" ("Singer Cowboy")


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