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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ennis Del Mar
... Jack Twist
... Joe Aguirre
... Waitress
... Basque (as David Trimble)
Victor Reyes ... Chilean Sheepherder #1
Lachlan Mackintosh ... Chilean Sheepherder #2
... Alma
Larry Reese ... Jolly Minister
Marty Antonini ... Timmy
... Rodeo Clown
... Bartender #1
Don Bland ... Biker #1
... Biker #2
... Lureen Newsome
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Storyline

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. Written by maisie stewart

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Taglines:

Love Is A Force Of Nature

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Secreto en la montaña  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$547,425, 11 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,043,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,062,759
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DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Ang Lee): [outdoor settings]: Ennis and Jack escorting the sheep, and camping in a mountain terrain. See more »

Goofs

Both young men, having grown up in Wyoming, would not take such a job without a sleeping bag. If you grew up in the mountains, you would know that snow is expected every month of the year and it is not uncommon for the temperature to drop to below freezing on a regular basis. A blanker or two or even three is not enough. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Twist: [kicks the cargo box of his old car] Shit.
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Angel Went Up in Flames
Written, Produced and Performed by Gustavo Santaolalla
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This movie broke my heart.
15 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

For all of those who are holding back from watching this movie because it is "gay" or has love scenes between two men...oh! This movie has nothing to do with sex...and to be honest, I don't feel that it has much to do with homosexuality. This is the most beautiful and profoundly sad love story I have ever come across, and the fact that it is a love between two men is beside the point. It's about a love between two people who cannot be together, but if human beings were better at being human, and if the world was a better place, they would have lived out their lives side by side. I was so, so moved. AMAZING!!!! A must see.


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