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Monte Walsh (2003)

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Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »

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Simon Wincer

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Michael Brandman (teleplay), Robert B. Parker (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Monte Walsh
Isabella Rossellini ... 'Countess' Martine
Keith Carradine ... Chester 'Chet' Rollins
George Eads ... Frank 'Shorty' Austin
Robert Carradine ... Sunfish Perkins
Barry Corbin ... Bob the Storekeeper
James Gammon ... Fighting Joe Hooker / Albert Miller
Rex Linn ... Hat Henderson
John Michael Higgins ... Robert Slocum
William Sanderson ... Skimpy Eagens
Wallace Shawn ... Colonel Wilson
Marshall R. Teague ... Wallace 'Dally' Johnson (as Marshall Teague)
Rick Ravanello ... Henry Louis 'Sugar' Wyman
Joanna Miles ... Sairy Brennan
Lori Hallier ... Mrs. Mary Wilder
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Storyline

Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte has a long-term relationship with prostitute Martine Bernard, while Chet has fallen under the spell of the widow who owns the hardware store. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days, until one of the hands, Shorty Austin, loses his job and gets involved in rustling and killing. Then Monte and Chet find that their lives on the range are inexorably redirected. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monte Walsh See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A remake of the 1970 version starring Lee Marvin & Jack Palance See more »

Goofs

When Monte and Chet are delivering wire to Fighting Joe Hooker, you see Joe, in a close up, pull the rope with his left hand and start to wrap the end of the rope around the post with his right hand. When the camera angle changes to a longer distance shot, he makes the exact same move. Obviously the same scene shot from 2 different angles. See more »

Quotes

Monte Walsh: Rudy, you can't have no idea how little I care.
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Connections

Version of Monte Walsh (1970) See more »

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A special 'salute' to the Old Times!
23 January 2006 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

'Monte Walsh' is not just a western or a cowboy movie. It's a movie about cowboys and that point make all the difference.

In fact, 'Monte Walsh' tells a story that is universal in it's own theme; a story concerning the end of a time, the novelties of the beginning of the 20º century and the progressive death of a code of honor and a way of life.

The movie is beautifully directed by Australian director Simon Wincer. Tom Selleck is perfect in the title role and the support cast is good too, especially Keith Carradine and William Devane.

The only problem with the movie lies in some scenes, like the suicide of the veteran of the Civil War (in my opinion, a bit overacted) and the last scene, that brings a irony that sounds strange and dislocated with the rest.

But after all, this movie is a really standout among the most recent western movies.


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