Rancho Deluxe

Synopsis: Jack McKee (Jeff Bridges) and Cecil Colson (Sam Waterston) are bumbling drifters who make a living by rustling cattle in the wilds of Montana. Jack left his wealthy parents because he resented their posh lives. Cecil is of Caucasian and Native American descent seeking his own path in life away from his grumpy cowboy father (Joe Spinell). Both Jack and Cecil hustle and rustle their way in the world by targeting cattle owned by wealthy ranch-owner John Brown (Clifton James). Frustrated that someone is killing his cattle, John hires a pair of ranch hands, Burt and Curt (Richard Bright and Harry Dean Stanton), to find the rustlers. When Brown realizes he cannot trust his two inept ranch hands, he turns to the grizzled former rustler Henry Beige (Slim Pickens) to find the cattle thieves. Jack and Cecil always stay a step ahead of their pursuers, not realizing that their luck must run out sometime.
Director(s): Frank Perry
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

cattlemen's association...

and announce what a piece

of shit this thing is.

Let's get

the hell outta here.

How are you, betty?


What are you tying this week?

Fan wing

royal coachman. And you're bored?

That sounds like

an interesting fly.

F*ck you, jack.

Do you want

to go out with me? I haven't any idea.

I thought maybe

you and me could go over...

to the wrangler

and shoot a little pool.

Buy you a cheeseburger.


You want to come out

and play tonight?

Well, Im supposed

to go help my sister...

catch her horses

up in the crazies.

Hey, if your sister

will go out with Cecil, we'll help you.

Well, all right.

But you've gotta bring your own horses.

We're not ridin'

you clowns double.

Come on, Cecil.

Hold on, now.

Dee and me is still

working this out. Says you.

Come on, Cecil, let's leave

the bow-Wow to her work.

Ha, ha, ha. You, man!

A date with betty's sister, Mary.

All right!

She's the tastiest lady

around here, if you ask me.

She's got lips

of cherry wine and eyes like diamonds.

Yeah, that's the one.

Shall I bring

a lot of rubbers?

Indians. Jesus.


Just trying to embrace

the new culture.

We gotta help catch

her dad's horses.

Where at?

Up in the crazies.

All right.

Honey! I'm back.

How are things

in the wild blue yonder?

You look fantastic.

All right, john.


Have you ever watched

chickens fucking?

I wouldn't

say "watched. "

Have you ever listened?

You must be

these ladies' dad.

How do, Mr. -

Dog. Bob dog.

I'm Cecil Colson.

North American Indian.

Sir, we're here

to help these ladies catch their horses.

Now, my bet is, they've gone half

wild up there in them aspens...

with wire marks

over every inch of their hides.

How right you are.

Makes you really wonder...

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Thomas McGuane

Thomas Francis McGuane III (born December 11, 1939) is an American writer. His work includes ten novels, short fiction and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in the outdoors. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame and the Flyfishing Hall of Fame. Thomas McGuane was the keynote speaker for the 2016 Montana State University Trout and Salomonid Lecture Series. McGuane also partook in an oral history project conducted by Montana State University pertaining to his life as an angler and angling author.McGuane has three children, Annie, Maggie and Thomas. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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