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How the West Was Fun (1994)

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

Director:

Stuart Margolin

Writer:

Jurgen Wolff
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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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8-year-old twins Susie (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jessica (Ashley Olsen) live with their widowed father Stephen since their mom's death 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 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 adult son Bart pushes his elderly mother to sell the ranch for the sake of her health, but Susie and Jessica suspect that he has ulterior motives.

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Family | Western

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Trivia

This was Elizabeth Olsen's first onscreen debut as the girl in the car See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the final party, an old lady is making a speech, while we can clearly see her at the same time ready to dance on the side of another woman, with the audience. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Arcade Fire (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

At the End of the Day
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Michaelis and Billy Schlosser
Performed by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
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Not their best...
18 August 2000 | by deemishSee all my reviews

This is a cliche movie about saving a dude ranch from the evil developers! Recycled plot. Oh well. :-) The Olsen twins redeem it with their cheery faces.

Definitely, not the Olsen twins best movie but still...

If you are an Olsen twin junkie then you have to see this one anyways.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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How the West Was Fun See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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