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Wooly Boys (2001)

PG | | Comedy | 7 October 2001 (USA)
A sheep rancher's visit to the big city triggers a mischevious adventure with his teenage computer-whiz grandson.


Leszek Burzynski




Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... A.J. 'Stoney' Stoneman
Kris Kristofferson ... Shuck
Joseph Mazzello ... Charles
Keith Carradine ... Sheriff Hank Dawson
Robin Dearden ... Kate Harper
Jad Mager Jad Mager ... Billy Spratt
Adam Logan Adam Logan ... Owen Spratt (as Adam Stradlin)
Gregory Sporleder ... Deputy Sheriff Orville Spratt
Rosanna DeSoto ... Martinez
Mike Booth Mike Booth ... Agent Collins (as Michael Booth)
T. Mychael Rambo T. Mychael Rambo ... Hearse Driver (as T. Michael Rambo)
Mark Benninghoffen Mark Benninghoffen ... Ben
Marquetta Senters Marquetta Senters ... Nurse
Wayne A. Evenson Wayne A. Evenson ... Carlson
Lana Schwab Lana Schwab ... Verla


A sheep rancher's visit to the big city triggers a mischevious adventure with his teenage computer-whiz grandson.

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Fight'n, Steal'n, Shoot'n and other lessons from Grandpa.



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Rated PG for language, brief violence and thematic material | See all certifications »

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While a great majority of the filming is credited to Medora, North Dakota, filming was also done in Fryburg, North Dakota (13 miles east of Medora) and Beach, North Dakota (27 miles west of Medora). See more »


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Hank Dawson: So, where's your uglier half?
A.J. 'Stoney' Stoneman: I left him out there to deal with Martinez.
Hank Dawson: I'm gonna have to drag my ass all the way up there to investigate a double homicide?
A.J. 'Stoney' Stoneman: A man can't sit around all day drinkin' coffee.
Hank Dawson: He can sure as hell try.
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Round and Round
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Molly Pasutti
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Fish-out-of-water in the Badlands of ND with Peter Fonda & Kris Kristofferson
21 October 2015 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

Released to2001, "Wooly Boys" stars Peter Fonda and Kris Kristofferson as two aging sheep ranchers in the Badlands of North Dakota. After the former pays a visit to his daughter (Robin Dearden) in Minneapolis, he brings back his city-bred 16 year-old grandson (Joseph Mazzello). Keith Carradine plays a country sheriff, Rosanna DeSoto a ranch hand and Michael Booth an FBI agent. Jad Mager and Adam Logan are on hand as troublemakers while T. Mychael Rambo plays a hearse driver.

This dramedy focuses is on the conflict-habituated friendship of the two older ranchers and the visiting teen being a fish-out-water in the wilderness, which brings to mind 2003's "Secondhand Lions." At around the 30-minute mark there are several laugh-out-loud scenes, which are less frequent throughout the rest of the movie. The lines of the idiotic FBI agent are the best. Beyond this, the cast and authentic North Dakota locations are great, but the movie's mediocre about half the time. For instance, the kid responds to Kristofferson's character in one scene and it's wholly unconvincing. A top-of-the-line movie would re-do the scene or ad lib; whatever it took to make it work. So it's one of those part good/part meh movies, but I think the good makes it worthwhile, like the laughs, the birthing scene, the cast and the ND locations.

The film runs 99 minutes and was shot in Fryburg, Beach & Medora, North Dakota, and Minneapolis.


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Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beach, North Dakota, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$49,374, 25 January 2004

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1.85 : 1
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