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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

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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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Universal made the rare decision to release the film on DVD when it was still playing in theaters. It was also the first film to be released as a DVD and a download on the same day. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie when Alma Jr. visits her dad in his trailer, he goes to the cupboard to get them a drink and cups. The cupboard door at Ennis' head is seen alternately opened and closed without him touching it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Twist: [kicks the cargo box of his old car] Shit.
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Soundtracks

Capriccio Espagnol, op. 34
Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arranged by Jim Long
Performed by Philharmonica Slavonica
Courtesy of Point Classics LLC
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Don't Assume....
29 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Before seeing the movie I had dubbed the film as 'the gay cowboy movie' but now i've seen it I feel so guilty for doing so. The film is one of the most beautiful films ever made and Ang Lee was the perfect director for the movie. As he was so into minor details this really helped the film show the meaning of what the film was actually about. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal played the parts of Ennis and Jack fantastically. The film really hits you in the heart, especially if you've ever been in love. At the emotional peak of the movie I was brought to tears and I couldn't get the film out of my head for at least a few days! I would recommend the film for anyone. A truly magical film. 10/10


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