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Open Range (2003)

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.


Kevin Costner


Lauran Paine (novel), Craig Storper (screenplay)
2,865 ( 299)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Boss Spearman
Kevin Costner ... Charley Waite
Annette Bening ... Sue Barlow
Michael Gambon ... Denton Baxter
Michael Jeter ... Percy
Diego Luna ... Button
James Russo ... Sheriff Poole
Abraham Benrubi ... Mose
Dean McDermott ... Doc Barlow
Kim Coates ... Butler
Herb Kohler Herb Kohler ... Cafe Man
Peter MacNeill ... Mack
Cliff Saunders ... Ralph
Patricia Stutz ... Ralph's Wife (as Pat Stutz)
Julian Richings ... Wylie


Charlie and Boss Spearman did not want further violence after they beat some Lawmen thugs in Jungle plot twisted when Mose was Killed And Button was shot (Survived) after that Charlie and Boss Spearman went for revenge, Although dispute started when Mose free-grazed cattle In Town.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


No place to run. No reason to hide.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


During filming, a young Native man, Romeo N. Ryder, hired to do extra security work, was stabbed to death in the nearby town site of Morley on August 20, 2002. His brother Zach Ryder worked on the set as a production trainee. See more »


After Boss and Charley have the confrontation with Sheriff Poole in the café' they return to Doc Barlow's house to check on Button. When Sue opens the front door and lets them in a clock shows the time as 9:35. They spend at least an hour or more at the house but as they are leaving another clock in the background shows the time as 9:27. A loss of eight minutes. See more »


[first lines]
Boss Spearman: [indicating a thunderstorm] Think she'll get over this-a-way?
Charley Waite: Might.
Boss Spearman: Best bed 'em down.
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Alternate Versions

AMC version severely edits Butler's death. The sound of the gunshot that kills him is played at a lower volume, and the scenes of him falling back is sped up, so as to avoid showing the hole in his head from the shot. See more »


Referenced in Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006) See more »


Holding All My Love for You
Written by Michael Kamen (BMI) and Julianna Raye (BMI)
Performed by Julianna Raye
Produced by James Harrah
(P) (C) K-Man Corp. (BMI) / Ziffy Music, Inc. (BMI) / Open Range Productions USA, Inc. (BMI)
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One of the best
22 December 2016 | by dave_martin2008See all my reviews

I never get tired of this movie and I don't even want to count the times that I have seen it. Beautifully written, great acting, costumes, scenery. I cannot think of anything I didn't like about it. Annette Bening is definitely one of my favorite actors right along up there with Robert Duvall. Costner was great in this too. I was drawn into this from the opening and maintained the same level of interest until the end credits. I think this is one of the must see westerns and rate it up there along with such classics as The Searchers, Shane and High Noon. I am a huge western fan and when I come across a great one, I can be entertained by watching again as though it were the first time because with great writing, there is always a small part you might pick up the next time you see it that you missed the first time.

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Release Date:

15 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Open Range See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,047,781, 17 August 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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