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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
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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-70s, near Reno, Grace Bontempo runs the Love Ranch, a legal brothel. Her husband Charlie, 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, 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 IRS 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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A Story About Money, Power, Murder... And The One Thing That Makes The World Go Round. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Havat ha'ahava See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,353, 4 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$134,904, 25 July 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second time that real-life husband and wife Taylor Hackford and Helen Mirren have worked together on a movie. The first time was White Nights (1985). 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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Soundtracks

Treat Me Nice
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Excellent movie: fine acting, great story, and massive pathos
7 January 2011 | by palmmgtSee all my reviews

Over the years, I haven't agreed with a lot of the reviews on this site, and this is the case with this movie. I just never bothered to sign up to contribute until now, after just watching this movie.

The film starts out drab, with unsympathetic characters on dead end story arches, which is exactly how it fools the viewer. By the middle of the movie, you realize your notions about them and their journeys were wrong, and in the end, you know there's a reason the movie is loaded with high caliber talent.

And considering it's based on real events, it's all the more interesting and compelling.


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