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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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 138 wins & 128 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Love Is A Force Of Nature

Genres:

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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Trivia

According to an interview in Premiere Magazine, Mark Wahlberg stated that at one point, he and Joaquin Phoenix were considered for the two lead roles. Although Wahlberg considered it due to his brother-like relationship with Phoenix, the script was ultimately too sexually graphic for him. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is in Mexico, the same boy (in a blue striped shirt) runs behind him twice. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman
Performed by Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music
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A jewel of a film.
9 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie. Really love it. Haunting score, stunning cinematography, gripping performances, timeless tale--everything. People quibble about non-essentials. I'm female, middle-aged, hetero, and I defy you to tell me that the average straight guy is any more expressive than Ennis or any less needy than Jack. Or the average gal, either, straight or gay. Deeper than their sex, their sexuality, their religious, educational, economic or historic backgrounds, Jack and Ennis are two human beings living in the world as they find it--beautiful and indifferent at best, and as they find themselves--beautiful and flawed at best. Desire is desire. The desire for warmth, for connection, for any echo at all in the vastness of time and space, is shared by every human being ever to have lived. For me, the issue is not how repressed or thwarted Ennis and Jack are, but how persistently they turn toward the light, despite all impediment. Brokeback Mountain lyrically retells a story thousands of years old: loss and grief are unavoidable; love is where you find it.


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