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The Ranch (2004)

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A professional bordello in Nevada, where prostitution is somewhat legal, the sex workers employed there and the clients that frequent it.

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Susan Seidelman

Writer:

Lisa Melamed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aspen ... Shayna
Jessica Collins ... Kim
Samantha Ferris ... Taylor
Nicki Micheaux ... Velvet
Paige Moss ... Rickie Lee
Ty Olsson ... Other David
Bonnie Root ... Emily
Carly Pope ... Beth Ann
Amy Madigan ... Mary Larkin
Giacomo Baessato ... Ray
Lucia Walters ... Lavender Rose
Cailin Stadnyk Cailin Stadnyk ... Chicklet
Dana McLoughlin ... Janey
Veronika Habal Veronika Habal ... Cat
Paula Shaw ... Yetta
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A professional bordello in Nevada, where prostitution is somewhat legal, the sex workers employed there and the clients that frequent it.

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Their stories are different... but their profession is the same.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content including dialogue | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

5 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Kim's fiancée picks her up at the airport in Detroit, he is there waiting for her as she exits the plane. This was not allowed in 2004 unless the person has a boarding pass. See more »

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There are two versions of this pilot film - the edited and the unedited version that contains a minute or two of nudity that include a lesbian scene. See more »

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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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A Laughable Misinformed Mess.
7 January 2007 | by vitaleralphlouisSee all my reviews

Susan Seidelman went to a real-life legalized brothel in Nevada and came back thinking she had the inside scoop --- rather than this laughable misinformed mess. Her film is every bit as false as the HBO specials with self-serving interviews at the Moonlight Ranch outside Carson City.

You will be treated to the usual spin job about incredible incomes and silly sucker-born-every-minute customers. All nonsense. She also has no clue that there are two drastically different brothel scenes in Nevada. One was prior to the IRS seizure of the Mustang Ranch, and the other following its permanent closure. The closure was followed by a radical increase in prices (about 400%) which drove away their prime core customers such as cowboys, truckers, casual tourists, other ordinary men. The casual atmosphere died and was replaced by the hard sell. With most girls only nabbing two or less customers a day, the "girls" became mostly the over-the-hill ones who hung on for lack of any other job experience.

What you will not see is that in the Mustang Era the girls did 21 day shifts, in-house for 21 days, working 8 to 10 hours, sleeping in the rooms they work in, dining in-house, etc. Most that don't have money- hungry boy friends have kids to support and live in places like Lockwood, the nearby town that's mostly a trailer park city. A very few will take fancy vacations or own a flashy new car.

What you also will not find in this painfully dishonest movie is the genuine good times had by many men and the girls as well, some just at the bar, or with two people who know each other alone in the room with soft lights and music.

The movie, like the HBO shows, will highlight "The Menu" and tell you about the alleged "services" offered, as if to imply that more than 1 in 100 ever go for The Menu --- strictly greenhorn and sucker bait.

This movie is recommended as a hoot-flick for a beer party, but only if everybody knows the movie, like Reefer Madness, is a joke.


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