Brokeback Mountain

Synopsis: Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper connection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ang Lee
Production: Focus Features
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 138 wins & 128 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min


Shit !

If you pair deuces

lookin' for work, I suggest

you get your scrawny asses

in here pronto !

Up on Brokeback, that Forest Service got

designated campsites on the allotments.

Them camps goin' a be 3 or 4 miles

from where we pasture the woolies.

Bad predatory loss if there's

nobody lookin' after 'em at night.

Now what I want is a camp tender to stay

in the main camp, what forest service says.

But the herder, he's goin' a pitch

a pup tent on the Q.T. with the sheep.

And he's goin' a sleep there.

You eat your supper and breakfast in camp.

But you sleep with the sheep.

Hundred percent.

No fire, don't leave no sign.

You roll up that tent every mornin'

case Forest Service snoops around.



No !

Not on your fuckin' life !

You got your dogs, your 30/30.

You sleep there !

Last summer I had goddamn nearly 25% loss.

I don't want that again !

You !

Friday's at noon, be down at the

bridge with your grocery list and mules.

Somebody with supplies

will be there in a pickup.

Tomorrow mornin' we'll

truck you up to the jump-off.

- Jack Twist.

- Ennis.

- Your folks just stop at Ennis?

- Del Mar. . .

Nice to know you, Ennis Del Mar.

It's my second year up here.

Last year one storm the

lightnin' kilt 42 sheep.

I thought I'd asphyxiate

from the smell.

Aguirre got all over my ass, like

I was s'posed to control the weather.

But. . .

Beats workin' for my ol' man.

Can't please my old man, no way.

That's why I took to rodeoin'.

Do you ever rodeo?

You know. . .I mean, once in awhile. . .

When I got the entry fee in my pocket.

- Are you from ranch people?

- Yeah, I was. . .

Your folks run you off?

No, they run themselves off. . .

There was, uh. . .one curve in the road

in 43 miles, and they miss it !

So uh, the bank took the ranch, and

brother and sister,

they raised me mostly. . .

Shit, that's hard.

Could I? Here. . .

Everythin's great.

Whatever you ask for, you get.

Only thing, don't never order soup.

Them soup boxes are hard to pack.

Well, I don't eat soup.

Well, watch it there. That

horse has a low startle point !

I doubt that there's a

filly that can throw me.

Let's get, 'less you wanna sit

around and tie knots all day !

Oh shit. . . can't wait

'til I get my own spread

and I won't have to put up

with Joe Aguirre's crap no more.

And I'm savin' for a place

myself. . .uh. . .

Alma and me we'll be gettin' married

when I come down off this mountain.

Shoot, that sleep with the

sheep, no fire bullshit?

Aguirre got no right makin' us

do somethin' against the rules. . .

No more beans !

Dammit !

Shit !

Somethin' wrong?

Yes, why didn't we get the

powdered milk 'n the spuds?

It's all we got. . .

Well. . .well, here's next weeks.

- Thought you didn't eat soup?

- Yeah, I'm sick of beans !

Too early in the summer

to be sick of beans. . .

C'mon !

C'mon ! C'mon !

Whoa !

Hold it !

Whoa, whoa !

Shit !

Whoa !

Come back here !

Whoa there whoa !

F*ck it !

Dirty bastards !

Where the hell you been?

Been up with the sheep all day

and get down here

hungry as hell and

all I find is beans !

What in the hell happened, Ennis?

I come on a bear, is what happened !

Goddamn horse spooked,

and them mules took off and

scattered food everywhere !

Beans is about all we got left. . .

Got a whiskey or somethin'?

Dumbass mule !

Oh yeah. . . Goddamn !

Lemme see.

Shit !

Well, we got a do somethin'

'bout this food situation. . .

Maybe I'll shoot one of the sheep.

Yeah, and what if Aguirre finds out, huh?

We're supposed to guard

the sheep, not eat 'em !

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Larry McMurtry

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning 26 Academy Award nominations (10 wins). His 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations (seven wins), with the other three novels in his Lonesome Dove series adapted into three more miniseries, earning eight more Emmy nominations. McMurtry and cowriter Diana Ossana adapted the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned eight Academy Award nominations with three wins, including McMurtry and Ossana for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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