DVD 139 mins IMDB 7.5 (11,593 votes)
R
Open Range
Cobalt Media Group (2003)
In Collection
#79

My Rating:
9

Seen It:
Yes
(2004 )
Drama, Western
USA  /  English

Robert Duvall Boss Spearman
Kevin Costner Charley Waite
Annette Bening Sue Barlow
Jane Galloway Heitz Denton Baxter
Michael Jeter Percy
Diego Luna Button
James Russo Sheriff Poole
Abraham Benrubi Mose
Dean McDermott Doc Barlow
Kim Coates Butler
Michael Gambon Denton Baxter
Herb Kohler Cafe Man
Peter MacNeill Mack
Cliff Saunders Ralph
Patricia Stutz Ralph's Wife (as Pat Stutz)
Julian Richings Wylie

Director Kevin Costner
Producer Kevin Costner; Jake Eberts; David Valdes
Writer Lauran Paine; Craig Storper
Cinematography James Muro
Musician Michael Kamen; Julianna Raye
User Credit 1 Michael J. Duthie; Miklos Wright
User Credit 2 John Bloomfield

Kevin Costner stars in and directs the Western Open Range. Robert Duvall stars as Boss Spearman, a rugged old-timer who free-grazes cattle. He and Charley Waite (Costner) have been partners for ten years. As the film opens in the 1880s, the pair and their employees — the beefy, rugged, likable Mose (Abraham Benrubi) and the impetuous Mexican teenager Buttons (Diego Luna) — are driving cattle across the West. Mose is attacked and thrown in jail during a visit to a town. The local cattle rancher Baxter (Michael Gambon) wants the free grazers off his land and warns Charley and Boss when they retrieve Mose that they have until the next day to be out of the area. Boss decides to fight back, especially after Baxter's men do harm to the foursome. Charley confesses his past as a killer during the Civil War and strikes up a tentative romance with Sue Barlow — the sister of the town doctor. The film's centerpiece is an extended gunfight between the duo (with some assistance from sympathetic townsfolk) and Baxter's hired gunmen. — Perry Seibert

Edition Details
Barcode 786936226379
Region Region 1
Chapters 18
Release Date 11/3/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Violence.
User Text 2 No place to run. No reason to hide.
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Notes
Trivia: Kevin Costner turned down Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) to do this movie (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Boss and Charley ride into the town for the first time, the front view shows another carriage directly behind them. In the next shot from the rear, the carriage disappears. (more)

Quotes:
[first lines]
Boss Spearman: [indicating a thunderstorm] Think she'll get over this-a-way?
Charley Waite: Might.
Boss Spearman: Best bed 'em down.
(more)

Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations (more)