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Texas Rangers (2001)

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A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

George Durham (book), Scott Busby | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Lincoln Rogers Dunnison
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Caroline Dukes
Ashton Kutcher ... George Durham
Dylan McDermott ... Leander McNelly
Usher Raymond ... Randolph Douglas Scipio
Tom Skerritt ... Richard Dukes
Randy Travis ... Frank Bones
Leonor Varela ... Perdita
Brian Martell ... Jean-Pierre Marsele
Alfred Molina ... John King Fisher
Billy Morton Billy Morton ... Abajo
Kate Newby Kate Newby ... Henrietta Dukes
Robert Patrick ... Sgt. John Armstrong
Gordon Michaels ... Mariachi Guard
Joe Renteria ... General Cortinas
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Storyline

Set after the American Civil War in the 1870s, 'Texas Rangers' is a story about a group of men determined to maintain peace and contain the chaos that is erupting on the Texan frontier. Native Americans are attempting to reclaim their land, Mexicans are pouring over the U.S. border, and renegade outlaws are tearing up the state, so the Texas Rangers swear to protect the innocent and their loved. To do so, they must be willing to maintain the peace where law enforcement cannot, fight while they are out-manned and out-armed by the opponent, and be willing to die for the freedom for which they fight. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kursun yagmuru See more »

Filming Locations:

Brooks, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$319,516, 2 December 2001

Gross USA:

$623,374
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was in development for many, many years. In its earliest stages, it was planned as a directorial project for Sam Peckinpah. See more »

Goofs

In the camera shots between Lincoln Rogers Dunnison meeting George Durham and arriving in Brownsville, Lincoln's facial hair changes as his sideburns get thinner and change shape. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dukes: [arriving to see McNelly digging a grave] That's a mighty nice spot for a grave there... who's it for?
Leander McNelly: [wet from the rain and out of breath] The grave?s for me. If I wait until winter, the ground will be frozen.
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Feels Like A TV Pilot
26 July 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

A lot of people have commentated that Texas RANGERS feels like a straight to video film but I disagree and wish to point out that it seems more like a pilot for a TV series . The script and the way the cast play their roles certainly suggests this since we've got characters that seem anachronistic and could very well have become litery devices for a long running TV series . An example is of having one of the rangers as a black character , think about it he's in a Southern state and he's black ! What an obvious character to use at a later stage to explore racism . Unfortunately because none of the characters will be appearing in their own series this leads to a serious problem that many people have picked up on and that is there's no character development . In fact this makes the entire film feel totally clichéd and unconvincing

There are other serious problems such as the way the film uses an overlayed map every time the rangers move from one location to another . This happens in nearly every single scene without fail and becomes totally patronising after the first 20 times . No seriously I'm not exaggerating , if someone treks more than a few yards we see a soft focus overlay of a map come up on screen without fail . Perhaps the fact that the film was obviously NOT shot in Texas might have everything to do with this ? Anyone who has a vague notion of where Texas might be will be stratching their head asking what the rangers are doing in Montana . I'm also pretty certain that the creation of the Texas rangers didn't happen as we're shown here

TR is not a film that will satisfy everyone and I have a feeling that it will satisfy no one . Western aficionados will dislike because of its inaccurate feel while DAWSON CREEK viewers ( Am I right in thinking that this is who it was marketed for ? ) will very quickly become bored with the clichés


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