All Genres: Western
Release Year: 2003
Director: Simon Wincer
Writing by: Jack Schaefer – (novel) (as Jack Schaffer)
Michael Brandman – (teleplay) &
Robert B. Parker – (teleplay) and
David Zelag Goodman – (teleplay) (as David Z. Goodman) and
Lukas Heller – (teleplay)
Produced by: John Albanis – associate producer
Michael Brandman – executive producer
Steven J. Brandman – producer
Bobby Roberts – co-executive producer
Tom Selleck – executive producer
Cast: Tom Selleck – Monte Walsh
Isabella Rossellini – 'Countess' Martine
Keith Carradine – Chester 'Chet' Rollins
George Eads – Frank 'Shorty' Austin
Robert Carradine – Sunfish Perkins
Barry Corbin – Bob the Storekeeper
James Gammon – Fighting Joe Hooker / Albert Miller
Rex Linn – Hat Henderson
John Michael Higgins – Robert Slocum
William Sanderson – Skimpy Eagens
Wallace Shawn – Colonel Wilson
Music: Eric Colvin
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Plot Outline: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but…
Plot: Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but “nothing they can't do from a horse.” Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Monte has a long-term relationship with prostitute Martine Bernard, while Chet has fallen under the spell of the widow who owns the hardware store. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days, until one of the hands, Shorty Austin, loses his job and gets involved in rustling and killing. Then Monte and Chet find that their lives on the range are inexorably redirected.
Movie Quotes: Monte Walsh: Rudy, you can't have no idea how little I care.
Crazy Credits: We know about 5 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
All the actors who are shown in clips from past Nightmare on Elm Street films during the flashback montage at the beginning the movie are thanked during the end credits.
Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Monte is breaking the Bay that Shorty never could break, a flank strap appears and disappears throughout the ride.
Trivia: There are 4 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The production company, Full Moon Pictures, changed its name to Shadow Entertainment following the release of that label's last film, _Jigsaw (2002)_, making this the first movie to hold the new company logo, Shadow Entertainment.
- At the office building where Shawn and Maddy work has framed posters of earlier Charles Band productions, such as Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) and _Crash And Burn (1990)_.
- This project was originally offered to horror maven and Full Moon Features founder Charles Band as one that would cash in on the then-lucrative and re-energized slasher film sub-genre. But Band did not want to produce the film under the Full Moon banner, since the company maintained a strict policy that forbade human-on-human killing in its horror films (deaths would always come from a creature of some variation, i.e. the Puppet Master franchise). As a result, Band created Shadow Films to produce this film, and several other titles that followed later.