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Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

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Jared Hess
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Benjamin
John Baker ... Don Carlos
Robin Ballard Robin Ballard ... Female Assistant (as Robin D. Ballard)
Steve Berg ... Obnoxious Fan
Kristin Brewer Kristin Brewer ... Lady Shopper
Jemaine Clement ... Chevalier
Kristie Conway Kristie Conway ... Nerdy Girl
Jennifer Coolidge ... Judith
Rod Decker Rod Decker ... Rod Decker
Isaac Demke Isaac Demke ... Loyal Fan
Halley Feiffer ... Tabatha
Johnny Hoops Johnny Hoops ... Kanaya / Kenonka
Héctor Jiménez ... Lonnie Donaho
Jizelle Jade ... Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love Daniel Love ... Camera Operator (as Daniel 'Doc' Love)
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Storyline

Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Fox Searchlight

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

As Crónicas de Bronco See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,502, 30 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$113,155, 6 December 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

People on set commented that Jemaine Clement and director Jared Hess bore a striking resemblance, which Clement explained by joking, "I've found directors often hire people who look like them." See more »

Goofs

When Chevalier is reading Benjamin's story he has just opened the binder, in the next shot it shows he has read at least half of it. See more »

Quotes

Brutus: Take me there. Take me to your yeast factory.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Bronco cutting some of his hair and pasting it with honey on Vanaya's bald head. And then they kiss. See more »


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Beautiful Girl
Written by Patrick Shart and Mark Stevens
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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'Broncos is NOT TO BE MISSED for the 5 people who like what it offers
6 April 2010 | by ge-ranmaSee all my reviews

Three other films spring to mind that Broncos reminds me of in the sense that they all bring similar elements; absurdist story structure, over-the-top character-acting, and an unapologetic bevy of immature, toilet-ish, sometimes abstract humor.

What I can't think of is two people other than me that actually enjoy this kind of film a lot. And I'm guessing you can't either. That's why I think these kinds of films do badly. It breaks down like this;

  • 10%; people who even knew this was coming out - 5%; of those people saw it - 2.5%; of those people liked it - 90% of everybody else doesn't care - 100% of those people who didn't care would probably hate this worse than could possibly be imagined.


If you disagree and love this film, see box office receipts for, and then watch; Land of the Lost, Freddy Got Fingered, and UHF. Not only are they three excellent movies in a similar vein, but they all bombed beyond oblivion for the same reason.


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