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Mustang Country (1976)

A rancher and former rodeo star comes across a runaway boy while he is hunting a wild stallion.

Director:

John C. Champion (as John Champion)

Writer:

John C. Champion (as John Champion)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Dan
Robert Fuller ... Griff
Patrick Wayne ... Tee Jay
Nika Mina Nika Mina ... Nika

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A rancher and former rodeo star comes across a runaway boy while he is hunting a wild stallion.

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Taglines:

Wilderness Splendor and Animal Fury

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Final film of Joel McCrea. NOTE: He came out of retirement at the age of 69 to make this movie, then retired from acting for good. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Nika: I wish I could stay with you at the ranch.
Dan: What are you talkin' about? Where else would you stay?
Nika: I mean for keeps.
Dan: Yeah, I been thinkin' about that. It's gonna be a tough nut to crack.
Nika: I know. I guess there isn't any way. Is there?
Dan: Of course, there's a way! We'll keep lookin' until we find it.
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Soundtracks

Follow Your Restless Dreams
Lyrics by Joe Henry
Music by Lee Holdridge
Sung by Denny Brooks
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McCrea and the mountains -- spectacular. Everything else -- lousy
1 November 2006 | by JimB-4See all my reviews

Joel McCrea came out of retirement to do this, and one can only wonder why. It seems likely it was either the chance to spend a lot of time on horseback in astonishing mountain countryside (which one would imagine he'd done plenty of times before this), or he was too nice to turn down a friend. The story is basic and unadorned by nuance or insight. Old cowboy wants wild mustang. Orphaned kid with spunk helps him. Adventures follow. There's no conflict in the story beyond whether the pair will capture the horse. The only two other actors in the movie are nice guys who disappear after one scene. And of the two main actors, Joel McCrea is the only one who can act. (He's not given anything remotely complex to act, though.) The kid is out-acted by McCrea's dog. In fact, the kid is out-acted by McCrea's hat. But it's wonderful to see McCrea in his twilight years, still a consummate pro, still a splendid rider, still a movie star. And the scenery is worth four of the five points I voted the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valor de la amistad See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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