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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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Ang Lee

Writers:

Annie Proulx (short story), Larry McMurtry (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 139 wins & 129 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heath Ledger ... Ennis Del Mar
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jack Twist
Randy Quaid ... Joe Aguirre
Valerie Planche ... Waitress
Dave Trimble ... Basque (as David Trimble)
Victor Reyes Victor Reyes ... Chilean Sheepherder #1
Lachlan Mackintosh Lachlan Mackintosh ... Chilean Sheepherder #2
Michelle Williams ... Alma
Larry Reese ... Jolly Minister
Marty Antonini ... Timmy
Tom Carey ... Rodeo Clown
Dan McDougall ... Bartender #1
Don Bland Don Bland ... Biker #1
Steven Cree Molison ... Biker #2
Anne Hathaway ... 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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brokeback Mountain See more »

Filming Locations:

Beiseker, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$547,425, 11 December 2005

Gross USA:

$83,043,761

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,062,759
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jake Gyllenhaal (Jack Twist) and David Harbour (Randall Malone) work together again in "End of Watch" (2012). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie we see Ennis is wearing his Carrhart chore jacket. The jacket in the first part is like brand new. As soon as he goes into the trailer it's worn and looks like it's a few years old. And as the movie goes on it's even more worn even though it's only been a few days or weeks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Twist: [kicks the cargo box of his old car] Shit.
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Referenced in Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Rejection (2006) See more »

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Written by Rufus Wainwright
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
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Changed my thinking
3 March 2006 | by moviegoer_03170See all my reviews

Let me start this off by saying that I am a proud citizen of mobile, Alabama and a follower of Jesus Christ our lord. I agree with everything the Bible says about sex before marriage, drugs, and the homosexuals. So imagine my surprise when my wife comes home with two tickets to go see Brokeback Mountain (She heard about its 8 Oscar nominations or something). Now, you don't know my wife..but she asks me to do about two things a year: go to a dinner with her and go to movie. And if I don't, I'm pretty sure I would lose an appendage and since I didn't really want to figure which one she'd pick, I just went and saw it. And I liked it. It got me thinking...what if I'm wrong? about the whole thing. I'm not saying I'm gonna agree with the whole gay agenda or anything...but it got me thinking. And that's something.


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