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Yahsi Bati - The Ottoman Cowboys (2009)

Yahsi Bati (original title)
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In 1881, two Ottoman Secret Agents travel to the USA, at the Sultan's request, to deliver a valuable diamond as a gift for the President.

Director:

Ömer Faruk Sorak

Writer:

Cem Yilmaz
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cem Yilmaz ... Aziz Bey
Ozan Güven ... Lemi Bey (as Ozan Guven)
Zafer Algöz ... Sheriff Lloyd
Demet Evgar ... Susan Van Dyke
Özkan Ugur ... Kizilkayalar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cansu Dere ... Mary Lou
Bünyamin Durgut Bünyamin Durgut ... Atini Yikatan Kovboy
Fehmi Gökdeniz Fehmi Gökdeniz
Istar Gökseven Istar Gökseven ... Garry (as Istar Gokseven)
Graham Hoadly Graham Hoadly ... Jack
Pelin Ekinci Kaya ... Kayalar
Muhittin Korkmaz Muhittin Korkmaz ... Günah çikaran kovboy
Yilmaz Köksal Yilmaz Köksal ... Sheriff Cheko / Sheriff Ceko
Mehmet Polat Mehmet Polat ... Johnny Lesh
Nilperi Sahinkaya ... Alice Bouton
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Storyline

In 1881, two Ottoman Secret Agents travel to the USA, at the Sultan's request, to deliver a valuable diamond as a gift for the President.

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Turkey

Language:

Turkish | English

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Yahsi Bati - Die osmanischen Cowboys See more »

Filming Locations:

Usak, Turkey

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,565,059
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie takes place in 1881 where James Abraham Garfield was the president of the USA and Abdulhamid 2 was the Ottoman sultan. See more »

Goofs

The dress that Suzan Van Dyke wears during her duet performance with Aziz, is actually a 1920s fashion dress, whereas the movie is set in 1881. But, this might have been done on purpose as the style of duet that they are performing is considered a specific stage performance in Turkey and female performers still wear similar clothing during that kind of performance. See more »

Connections

References Brokeback Mountain (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Kimseye Etmem Sikayet
Music by Kemani Serkis Efendi
Written by Kemani Serkis Efendi
Performed by Cem Yilmaz
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Cem Yilmaz getting richer. Turkish Cinema... not so much
18 January 2010 | by ulnoymanSee all my reviews

When I posted a review of A.R.O.G. a couple years ago I wrote that "Cem Yilmaz is financing his future good movie with a bad one". Judging by the pattern he followed until that day, I hoped that his next movie would a good one such as "Hokkabaz" or "Hersey Cok Güzel Olacak"... I was wrong.

Despite the wonderful visual effects, impeccable decor and costume, electrifying music, and so many other technical achievements worthy of praise, the movie is ultimately a bad one. The screenplay is too long and inflated with so many witless jokes. It is formulaic, repetitive and unoriginal. It is basically G.O.R.A. (or A.R.O.G.) in the wild west. Turkish comedy should outgrow fart-jokes, accent-abuse and overused unsubtle cross-culture references.

Even the decor has problems, since there is a nylon American flag in Sheriff Lloyd's office, and poker is played with plastic chips. After all that attention to detail, stuff like that ruins everything.

The fact that the movie is a lengthy commercial for a cola drink is also disturbing.

One clever thing Cem Yilmaz did with the script is to make it a story told by a shifty-eyed antique dealer. That saves him from a whole lot of criticism. Maybe if he had hired a professional screenplay doctor from Hollywood instead of a visual effects artist, the movie would be a much better one.


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