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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 ... Randolph Douglas Scipio (as Usher Raymond)
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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Count Your Bullets.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

James Van Der Beek had never ridden a horse prior to this movie. See more »

Goofs

Cpt. McNelly's trick near the beginning of the movie, pretending he's out of cartridges is impossible on at least two levels. First, you have to pull the hammer back to first-cock and open the loading gate to spin the cylinder. He spins it with the hammer down and the gate shut. Which means someone actually, deliberately, made a gun that would do what no 19th century revolver ever did, presumably because they thought it looked cool. But besides that, it couldn't work. He had already gotten off a few shots. After randomly spinning the cylinder like that, you wouldn't know if there was a cartridge ready to move into place when you cocked it. Which we also don't see him do. If he had done so before the bandito pops up, he'd give the trick away, and wait, and he'd have been shot. The "trick" works on no level whatsoever. 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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Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) See more »

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A Fistfull of Rangers
30 January 2007 | by smpteguySee all my reviews

These people obviously love the old "spaghetti westerns". I was expecting Clint Eastwood to show up at any time. So true to the old genre that it's almost camp. Even the music is true to the genre that I expected to hear the theme from The Good, The Bad,and the Ugly at any moment... Some of the lighting and background is obviously theatrical, and the editing from scene to scene is clipped in places. I don't know why people are complaining so much when this was obviously more than a little tongue in cheek, with a tip of the hat to Italian westerns. Hey, who needs a plot when you've got the good guys against the bad guys? Viewed in that light, it was well-done. Otherwise, hardly an historical document ;-) If you want to know about Texas, read James Mitchner...


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Rangers 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$763,740
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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