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How the West Was Fun (1994)

Not Rated | | Family, Western | TV Movie 19 November 1994
Eight-year-old twins Suzy (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jessica (Ashley Olsen) live with their widowed father Stephen since the death of their mom the previous year. One day they receive a letter ... See full summary »

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Stuart Margolin

Writer:

Jurgen Wolff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Susie Martin
Ashley Olsen ... Jessica Martin
Martin Mull ... Bart Gafooley
Michele Greene ... Laura Forester
Patrick Cassidy ... Stephen Martin
Ben Cardinal ... George
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... Leo McRugger
Peg Phillips Peg Phillips ... Natty
Wes Tritter Wes Tritter ... Cookie
Heather Lea MacCallum Heather Lea MacCallum ... Leona
Shaun Johnston ... Phil
Daniel Libman ... Roger (as Dan Libman)
Elizabeth Olsen ... Girl in car (as Lizzie Olsen)
Jacqueline Robbins ... Twin #1
Joyce Robbins ... Twin #2
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Storyline

Eight-year-old twins Suzy (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jessica (Ashley Olsen) live with their widowed father Stephen since the death of their mom the previous year. One day they receive a letter from their mom's Godmother Natty who wants them to come visit her at her dude ranch where their mom spent a lot of time growing up. Even though their dad has trouble at work with his callous boss, the family eventually manages to go visit Natty. But it turns out that the ranch is in trouble. The number of paying visitors has decreased and Natty might not be able to afford it much longer. The girls want to help and begin coming up with ideas. Meanwhile, Natty's grown-up son Bart pushes his elderly mother to sell the ranch for the sake of her health, but Suzy and Jessica suspect that he may have some ulterior motives.

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Genres:

Family | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer auf der Wildwasser-Ranch See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The poster on the wall of Bart's Workshop is of Italian Fascist, Benito Mussolini. See more »

Goofs

When the twins are going down the river with Bart, Laura's Cowboy Hat can be seen flying off but in the next shot, it is back on top of her head. See more »

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Cowgirls
Music and Lyrics by Richard Bellis and Gloria Kaye
Performed by Gloria Kaye
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Awful!
12 December 2002 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

This is quite an awful little film. It is slow-paced, stiff-acted and boring. Of course, considering the main cast are two twin eight year olds, that comes as no surprise.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen got fame from "Full House," an emotionally controlling and contrived television show. I always thought the "little kid" they had on the show was a bad actress(es). Now, they have spun off countless "mystery films" and cheap little straight-too-video movies.

I am surprised anyone thought these little girls had talent, but then again, everyone thought Macauley Culkin was great, so everybody will probably think these twins are the best ever!

1/5 stars --

John Ulmer


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