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Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist.

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Jared Hess
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Benjamin
John Baker ... Don Carlos
Robin Ballard Robin Ballard ... Female Assistant (as Robin D. Ballard)
Steve Berg ... Obnoxious Fan
Kristin Brewer Kristin Brewer ... Lady Shopper
Jemaine Clement ... Chevalier
Kristie Conway Kristie Conway ... Nerdy Girl
Jennifer Coolidge ... Judith
Rod Decker Rod Decker ... Rod Decker
Isaac Demke Isaac Demke ... Loyal Fan
Halley Feiffer ... Tabatha
Johnny Hoops ... Kanaya / Kenonka
Héctor Jiménez ... Lonnie Donaho
Jizelle Jade ... Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love Daniel Love ... Camera Operator (as Daniel 'Doc' Love)
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Storyline

Benjamin, home-schooled by his eccentric mother, is a loner whose passion for writing leads him on an journey as his story first gets ripped off by the legendary fantasy novelist, Ronald Chevalier, and then is adapted into a disastrous movie by the small town's most prolific homespun filmmaker. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Fox Searchlight

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

As Crónicas de Bronco See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,502, 1 November 2009

Gross USA:

$113,682

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,492
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Michael Angarano was recommended to Jared Hess by casting director Meredith Tucker, though Hess was unfamiliar with his work. When he watched Snow Angels (2007), Hess was "blown away by his performance ... he embodied what the character need[ed] to be on every level." Snow Angels (2007) also featured Sam Rockwell (Bronco/Brutus). See more »

Goofs

When Benjamin's mom holds up the bag of country balls, she holds it with one hand. When the camera changes to Benjamin, she is holding the bag with two hands. See more »

Quotes

Chevalier: Greetings and salutations. It is such an honor to be in the midst of so many juvescent, ripe minds. When I was your age, I had just completed my first trilogy, a body of work you now know as The Cyborg Harpies.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Bronco cutting some of his hair and pasting it with honey on Vanaya's bald head. And then they kiss. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

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New World Anthem
Written and Performed by Jeremy Wall
Courtesy of Amherst Records, Inc.
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'Broncos is NOT TO BE MISSED for the 5 people who like what it offers
6 April 2010 | by ge-ranmaSee all my reviews

Three other films spring to mind that Broncos reminds me of in the sense that they all bring similar elements; absurdist story structure, over-the-top character-acting, and an unapologetic bevy of immature, toilet-ish, sometimes abstract humor.

What I can't think of is two people other than me that actually enjoy this kind of film a lot. And I'm guessing you can't either. That's why I think these kinds of films do badly. It breaks down like this;

  • 10%; people who even knew this was coming out - 5%; of those people saw it - 2.5%; of those people liked it - 90% of everybody else doesn't care - 100% of those people who didn't care would probably hate this worse than could possibly be imagined.


If you disagree and love this film, see box office receipts for, and then watch; Land of the Lost, Freddy Got Fingered, and UHF. Not only are they three excellent movies in a similar vein, but they all bombed beyond oblivion for the same reason.


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