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Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 10 May 1985 (USA)
While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brant von Hoffman ...
Jim (as Brant Van Hoffman)
Sheepherder No.1
Sheepherder No.2
Margarita Calahorra ...
Sheepherder's Wife
Town Doctor
Town Sheriff
Emilio Linder ...
Sheepherder in Saloon


While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today. Rex O'Herlihan, The Singing Cowboy, finds himself in color and enters a cliché-ridden town, in which the evil cattle baron (Andy Griffith) and the new Italian cowboys (who always wear raincoats no matter how hot it gets) join forces to get him and the sheep ranchers to leave the valley. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

10 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Addio vecchio West  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,374,973, 12 May 1985

Gross USA:

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| (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is "a parody of many Western conventions, most visibly of the singing cowboy films that were prominent in the 1930s and the 1940s" according to website Wikipedia. See more »


After the big shoot out at the end of the film, in an overhead shot, the Railroad Colonel briefly disappears. See more »


Colonel Ticonderoga: Let me just ask you one question. There's one thing I'm most curious about. Why bring the body here? My god, this is a home! People live here!
Jim: Well, Colonel, we didn't know exactly what to do with him.
Colonel Ticonderoga: Bury him! How 'bout that? Don't you think that's a good idea?
Jud: Oh, yes sir, yes sir, Colonel!
Colonel Ticonderoga: I mean, do you think that when somebody dies, they place them permanently on the family couch?
Jim: No sir.
Colonel Ticonderoga: Gee whi-iz!
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Spoofs Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »


I Ride Alone
Written by Steve Dorff and Milton Brown
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9 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I didn't really understand on why this movie was rated so low, until I realized that to really enjoy this film you needed to grow up watching horse operas on Saturdays. This means to appreciate the humor, you're probably closer to 40 than 20 or spend a lot of time watching TVLand. From what I've seen most members here are closer 20. This movie satires the Saturday matinee western where you can tell the good guys in the white hats from the bad guys. So it would be better for those of us who saw and liked westerns before the "anti-hero" westerns of the late 60's to present. Where the cowboy star has a new set of duds on for each scene, foils the bad guys and gets the girl but would rather kiss the horse. The storyline is thin because they were all pretty much the same back in the 50's. That's part of the joke. I'd forgotten about this little gem until I was looking at Tom Berenger's credits. He and the rest of the cast were really good. It may not be a great movie but its definitely worth a watch. Favorite line G.W. Bailey saying "Gee Rex, you really ARE a good guy!" 7 out of 10

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