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Beer for My Horses (2008)




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Country music star Toby Keith writes and stars in this road movie comedy inspired by his chart-topping hit of the same name. Beer for My Horses opens to find small-town deputies and longtime buddies Rack (Keith) and Lonnie (Rodney Carrington) quietly enforcing the law in a small Southern town. Things are relatively quiet in their neck of the woods, so when a violent drug lord (Carlos Sanz) kidnaps Rack's girlfriend (Claire Forlani) in response to seeing his brother (Greg Serano) get arrested, Sheriff Landry (Tom Skerrit) implores them to sit tight and let the professionals handle the case. But Rack and Lonnie aren't about to let Rack's girlfriend suffer any harm at the hands of the notoriously vicious kingpin, and after enlisting the aid of taciturn, bow-and-arrow-toting fellow lawman Skunk Tarver (Ted Nugent), the trio sets out to rescue the girl and ensure that justice is served. The CMT Films production is directed by Michael Salomon (A Glimpse of Hell), with Willie Nelson and Barry Corbin filling out the supporting cast.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence, sexual humor and dialogue, language, drug content and brief nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Rodney Carrington, Toby Keith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2008
Box Office: $0.6M
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Ted Nugent
as Skunk Tarver
Tom Skerritt
as Sheriff Landry
Greg Serano
as Tito Garza
David Allan Coe
as Gypsy Gene
Brit Morgan
as Harveyetta
Mel Tillis
as Plumber
Chris Browning
as Deputy Stippens
Mac Davis
as Preacher
David Allan Coe
as Gypsy Gene
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Critic Reviews for Beer for My Horses

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Even ticketbuyers with a hearty appetite for hayseed humor may be repulsed by the coarse cornpone tomfoolery of Beer for My Horses.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

A hayseed hodgepodge of clichéd plotting, racist stereotyping, vulgar humor, cartoonish acting, clumsy drama and shameless product placement.

Full Review… | September 28, 2011
American Profile

Good lord, even the poster tagline is repugnant - "Vigilante justice - it's a blast!"

Full Review… | August 9, 2010

Michael Salomon traffics in easy plot points like kidnapped damsels and land-grubbing farm barons (Barry Corbin), paired with casual sexism, copious booze and uncomfortable bigotry.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

Like Middle Age Crazy and Ode to Billie Joe, Beer for My Horses belongs in that small but not exactly elite company of movies based on hit country songs.

August 8, 2008
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Beer for My Horses


I rented this with the intention of being sarcastic and superior. I was going to be the only person I know to watch THAT movie, much like I did with Postal. Well you know something? I'm a dick, because it really wasn't that bad.

Don't get me wrong, it's not high art by any exaggeration. But it's not trying to be. It's meant for a very specific audience and I imagine that audience enjoyed it quite a bit. The cast is likable enough, and the film is competently done. Nothing original or groundbreaking or even suspenseful, but it will feel quite comfortable to its intended viewers.

Sometimes it's good to get down from our cinematic high horse.

Anyone wanna go watch Dude, Where's My Car? in a totally non-ironic way?

Steve K

Super Reviewer


I honestly had no idea what to think about this before I watched it. I honestly don't even know what got my attention about it but boy am I happy I I watched it. Toby Keith is a better actor than he is singer...then again his music isn't so bad but I'm not saying it >_>

You have Toby as a deputy sheriff with a comedy duo of Rodney Carrington and Ted Nugent as his back up. I tell you what I love Rodney in everything I see him do ever since the days of Bob and Tom. His humor is so great in this movie. It's an action comedy that reminds me of a buddy cop movie you'd see in the 80's. This movie was watching just for the bathroom scene with Rodney. So great. You got Ted who never says anything and plays the guy with all the guns and loves his job and shooting at people. You got dysfunctional stuff you hear about in country songs going on for humor and a story that doesn't take itself to serious. Definitely worth a couple of watches just to see the comedy hi jinx that ensues.

Aurelius Duchtius

Super Reviewer

Like Middle Age Crazy and Ode to Billie Joe, Beer for My Horses belongs in that small but not exactly elite company of movies based on hit country songs.

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