Plot & Details
In Frank Perry's curious, off-center comedy Western, Jeff Bridges and Sam Waterston play Jack McKee and Cecil Carlson, a couple of cattle rustlers whose special target is taciturn rancher John Brown (Clifton James). Both men are outcasts by choice; McKee can't stand being around his stuck-up ex-wife (played by Doria Cook), while Carlson, an Indian, finds his fellow tribesmen too tradition-bound for his tastes. Together, they plan to lift themselves out of the penny-ante class with one big crime caper. Brown gets wind of their scheme, and sends private eye Henry Beige (Slim Pickens) after them. The cast is top-heavy with attractive women, ranging from Brown's bored wife, Cora (Elizabeth Ashley), to "camp followers" Betty Fargo (Patti D'Arbanville) and Mary Fargo (Maggie Wellman). Thomas McGuane authored the script; Jimmy Buffett provides the songs.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Westerns
- Run Time: 93min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/04/2005
- DVD Release Date: 12/05/2000
- Director(s): Frank Perry
- Starring: Jeff Bridges , Sam Waterston , Elizabeth Ashley , Charlene Dallas , Clifton James
- Themes: Cattle Ranchers,Cons and Scams,Ranchers
- Tone: Humorous,Light,Quirky,Earthy
- Keywords: Native-American, bumbler, drifter, friendship, rustler, sheriff, tracking [following], cattlemen, rancher, scheme, target [object of attack]
- Language: English