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Love Ranch (2010)

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A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada.

Director:

Taylor Hackford

Writer:

Mark Jacobson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Grace Bontempo
Joe Pesci ... Charlie Bontempo
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... Armando Bruza
Gina Gershon ... Irene
Taryn Manning ... Mallory
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Christina
Bai Ling ... Samantha
Elise Neal ... Alana
Bryan Cranston ... James Pettis
Rick Gomez ... Tom Macy
M.C. Gainey ... Warren Stamp
Gil Birmingham ... Johnny Cortez
Emily Rios ... Muneca
Melora Walters ... Janelle
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Hernan Prado (as Raoul Trujillo)
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Storyline

In the mid 1970s, near Reno, Nevada, Grace Bontempo (Dame Helen Mirren) runs the Love Ranch, a legal brothel. Her husband Charlie (Joe Pesci), with big dreams, a felony record, and an aptitude for spending and infidelity, is the brothel's public face. On the day Grace's doctor tells her she has cancer in an advanced state, Charlie takes on new client, Argentine boxer Armando Bruza (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), Charlie's ticket to fame: he hopes to promote a fight with Ali. Because of Charlie's felonies, Grace is Bruza's titular manager. With the I.R.S. and the church ladies circling the business, Grace takes the manager's role seriously and, along the way, Bruza charms her. Secrets play out: is there love at the Love Ranch? How will Charlie respond? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

When It Comes To Love... Everyone Pays A Price. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charlie Bontempo (Joe Pesci) said to Grace Bontempo (Dame Helen Mirren) after she criticized his hat: "Who do you think you are, the Queen of England?" Mirren played Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George (1994); Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) and The Audience (2013); and also Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth I (2005). See more »

Goofs

The Pontiac Firebird that Armando drives is a model that was not released until 1979. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grace Bontempo: Selling love will make you rich. That's what my mother taught me. Just don't put your heart in it.
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Connections

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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The More I See You
Written by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
Performed by Keely Smith
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User Reviews

 
Cut version!!!
3 July 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Somehow my disc has a cut version of this movie, just 67 minutes, therefore the judgment was harmed, nevertheless l'll leave here some impressions from the movie that suppose to be a true story, Joe Pesci plays the same character in Goodfellas and Helen Mirren which l placed as one of most sexy women of all time, talking about twenty years before of course, made a fine acting on this movie, sadly my short version didn't allow me say nothing more than this, I have been looking for the full version ahead !!

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First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD-R / Rating: 6.5


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Ranch See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,220, 4 July 2010

Gross USA:

$137,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,149
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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