Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)
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as Rex O'Herlihan
as Miss Tracy
as Colonel Ticonderoga
as Railroad colonel
as Col. Ticonderoga's Daughter
as Town Doctor
as Sheepherder's Wife
as Saloon Owner
as Town Doctor
as Bob Barber
as Town Sheriff
as Sheepherder in Saloon
as Real Estate Broker
as Town Boy
Critic Reviews for Rustlers' Rhapsody
Even on the mechanical level in which it was made, the number of jokes that don't work far outnumber the ones that do.
As a 10-minute sketch on Saturday Night Live, it probably would have been dynamite. But at 1 hour, 28 minutes, the picture seems padded.
Although fans of Westerns will probably enjoy the movie more than others, Rustlers' Rhapsody will still prove amusing even for viewers who dislike the genre.
Mr. Berenger is perfectly adequate but, like the film, he's on much too long.
What this one lacks is broad-barreled fun, which is the essential element in a spoof.
The producer was David Giler, who once turned out such estimable entertainments as Alien and The Parallax View. Couldn't he have put us all out of our misery? They still shelve movies, don't they?
Audience Reviews for Rustlers' Rhapsody
It lacks any real compelling story, it drags at times and Tom Berenger actually singing isn't all that convincing. Yet with a self-aware 4th wall breaking script, a number of funny scenes, prudent production quality and a talented cast, the flaws are mostly made up for. For one thing, it'll at least give newer viewers an idea of what westerns were like back in the day. For my full review of Rhustlers' Rhapsody (1985), check it out on this IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089945/reviews-55
This warm-hearted sendup of 1940s serial low-budget westerns is magnificent. One of my all-time favorites. Leaves me in tears.
A great parody of 1940s Westerns, with a bit of an homage to 60s style Westerns as well. All the trappings are here, a hooker with a heart of gold, a good-guy who doesnt kill his opponents, a sidekick, an evil colonel who essentially runs the town, etc. I probably would have enjoyed it even more if I was more familiar with the movies it was lampooning, but the only 30s and 40s Westerns I have designs to watch are The Plainsman, Santa Fe Trail, Treasure of Sierra Madre, and Fort Apache, but I do not think these are the type being lampooned. It was more the Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Lone Ranger and that ilk; without being very familiar with these this is still a very enjoyable film.
Rustlers' Rhapsody Quotes
|Blackie:||Draw your gun prairie fairy.|
|Peter:||Rex, you shot him in the head...how do you feel about that?|
|Rex O'Herlihan:||Missed his hand...|
|Rex O'Herlihan:||Root's kicking in|
|Rex O'Herlihan:||Root's kicking in.|
|Rex O'Herlihan:||You're not a good guy at all!|
|Bob Barber:||I'm a lawyer you idiot!|