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Rancho Deluxe

Well this is not the greatest comedy of all time. But I enjoyed it. It has subtle comic dialogues between characters (Mr.Beige's 'Egyptian dream', the 'pick-up truck death', the scenes with Curt and Laura), and I had to see it twice to understand the ending. For those who like cattle-movies, I recommend it. For those who like old men riding horses chasing cattle thieves, I recommend it. For those who just want to see three generations discussing privacy, I recommend it. And for those who like a nice thief-movie, watch this one: it's one hell of a scam!
Anyway, 6 stars out of 10. Peace!

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It captures the mood at the time and at the location. As a student in Bozeman in 1977, I think the bar scenes were right on. Pong was indeed a novelty (growing thin by 1977).

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When this was shown on tv, they added an extra scene where Jack, Cecil and the girls are by a stream and Cecil utters a great line: "Well, we may not have a future; but we certainly have a past."

"When dealing with people; ya gotta be human."

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...also has the great Joe Spinell--as Cecil's father--who has the line:
'The poor people of this country are dope fiends for pickup trucks'







'We all dream of being a child again - even the worst of us. Perhaps the worst most of all...'

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i was surprised that pong was around in 1974. i thought it was created with atari in 1978. so was pong the first popular and successful video game?

lukejbarnett

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every nice girl is not angel

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I think this film is a quirky delight. Jeff Bridges and Sam Waterson were wonderfully engaging in the lead roles. Slim Pickens is simply great as the decrepit old stock detective. Richard Bright and Harry Dean Staqnton are hilarious as a couple of dim-witted cowhands. Nice score by Jimmy Buffett, too. And that's none other than an uncredited Warren Oates playing harmonica in Buffett's band in the bar scene.

"We're all part Shatner/And part James Dean/Part Warren Oates/And Steven McQueen"

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whats' interesting is jeff bridges, the most established actor in this film from the '80s on is not that good in this film. he doesn't have screen presence i don't think. he's just there basically.

oh my gosh. that was so awkward and uncomfortable and gross the love scene between curt and laura. and so unrealistic. suddenly 2 characters who are not seen together at all, tell each other they are attracted to each other and then immediately start making out. that was so unbelievable.

it's gross because he's like 60 years old and she's like 30 years old, which also makes it unbelievable.

lukejbarnett
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