Open Range


2h 18m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and "Button" freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt Sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards the inevitable showdown as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst this turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm-spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. As these courageous men prepare for the decisive battle that looms, they are also forced to confront and conquer their own internal demons.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Boone'S Animals For Hollywood, Inc.; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; The North Pole; Tig Productions; Todd-Ao; Touchstone Pictures; Yu+Co
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Belga Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Content Artist Management; Cts; Filmax International; Independent Films (If); Medusa Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Myndform; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Nordisk Film Tv; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; PathT International; Prime Pictures; Telepool Gmbh; United International Pictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Synopsis

Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and "Button" freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter a corrupt Sheriff and kingpin rancher who govern the territory through fear, tyranny and violence. Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards the inevitable showdown as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst this turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm-spirited Sue Barlow, a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. As these courageous men prepare for the decisive battle that looms, they are also forced to confront and conquer their own internal demons.

Crew

Avaline Adshead

Craft Service

Avaline Adshead

First Aid

Cheryl Allsen

Greens Crew

B Keith Anderson

Wrangler

Jeffrey Alan Anthony

Painter

Alfred Arndt

Construction Coordinator

Rob Arndt

Construction Foreman

Rob Arndt

Other

Noal Arnold

Assistant Carpenter

Scott Arthur

Production Assistant

Leonard Ayotte

Head Carpenter

Dave Badgerow

Stunt Wagon Driver

Cindy Bailey

Driver (To Ms Bening)

James Bailey

Foley Artist

Dean Baker

Greens Best Boy

Rick Baker

Welder

Shelley Bakus

First Assistant Editor

Jim Barbaro

Driver

Brent Barrett

Video Assist Operator

Rick Barrett

Carpenter

Steve Bartkowicz

Rerecording Engineer

Pierre Bartlette

Head Carpenter

Tara Bartlette

Set Decoration Coordinator

Tracey Baryski

Assistant Art Director

Dwight Beard

Stunt Wagon Driver

Travis Becker

Trainee Location Manager

David Belcourt

Paint Foreman

Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor

Armyan Bernstein

Executive Producer

Stewart Bernstein

Sound Editor

Janos Berzai

Assistant Carpenter

Guy Bews

Stunt Coordinator (Canada)

Peter J Bews

Wrangler

Anthony Bixby

Driver

Tim Blair

Driver

Don Bland

Stunts

Lee Blasingame

First Assistant "A" Camera

Lee Blasingame

Steadicam Operator

John Bloomfield

Costume Designer

Winton Bortenlanger

Carpenter

Brenda Boutet

Assistant Hair Stylist

Peter Boyer

Original Music

Heike Brandstatter

Casting (Canada)

Ursula Brauner

Dog Trainer (Boone'S Animals For Hollywood)

Paul Brebner

Second Assistant Camera

Ray Breckenridge

Transportation Coordinator

Carolynn Broeke

Additional Second Assistant Camera

Shawn J. Broes

Digital Mastering Editor (Cinesite)

Richard Brouillet

Carpenter

David Christopher Brown

Documentarian

Michael Brown

Rigging Best Boy

Gae S. Buckley

Production Designer

John Buckley

Chief Lighting Technician

Eric Burns

Paint Artist (Yu+Co)

Eric Burns

Roto Artist (Yu+Co)

Michelle Butler

Digital Compositor (Yu+Co)

Barney Cabral

Supervising Sound Editor

Patrick Cabral

Foley Artist

Barry Cameron

Special Effects Technician

Scott Cameron

Special Effects Assistant

Chad Camilleri

Stunts

James D Campbell

Carpenter

Tatjana Cechovska

Music Coordinator (Prague)

Tara Charran

Dyer/Breakdown

Rupert Christie

Original Music

Janet Clark

Buyer

Peter Clemens

Set Designer

Ross Clendening

Stand-In

Errin Clutton

Casting Associate (Vancouver)

Sarah Coatts

Visual Effects Associate Producer (Yu+Co)

Louis Cochand

Assistant Carpenter

Mark Cohen

First Assistant "B" Camera

Matt Colleran

Sound Recordist

Jeffrey A Cook

Balloon Technician

Kevin Costner

Producer

Allan Cotter

Pyrotechnician

Kimberly Shriver Covate

Digital Mastering Producer (Cinesite)

Doug Craik

"B" Camera Operator

Alfie Creighton

Driver

Robert Cribbett

Lead Compositor (Yu+Co)

Shelley Crooks

Driver

Laura Cuthill

Buyer

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Rerecording Mixer

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Other

Melissa Daniels

Art Department Production Assistant

Ron Darby

Construction Buyer

Deborah Day

Greens Crew

Vince Deamicis

Driver (To Mr Costner)

Nino Defranco

Titan Crane Operator

Rob Demuth

Chef

Rob Demuth

Other

Floris Dewit

Carpenter

Christy Dimmig

Post-Production Supervisor

Rob Doak

Video Assist Coordinator

James Patrick Doyle

Assistant Engineer

Jon Doyle

Digital Compositor (Yu+Co)

Rickley W Dumm

Sound Editor

Brian Dunne

Assistant Location Manager

Nicole Duperron

Stitcher

Joseph Duquette

Chef

Joseph Duquette

Other

Michael Duthie

Editor

Nick Duthie

Editorial Assistant

Richard Dwan

Sound Editor

Jake Eberts

Producer

Tom Edwards

Lead Dresser

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Eleanor Elliott

Key Hair Designer

Ilan Eshkeri

Original Music

Sacha Fassaert

Additional First Assistant Camera

Conny Fauser

Inferno Artist (Yu+Co)

Jim Finkbeiner

Stunts

Elizabeth Flaherty

Other

Elizabeth Flaherty

Research

Tyler Flewelling

Production Assistant

David Fogg

Digital Compositor (Yu+Co)

Dorothy Forsberg

Assistant

Vic Fraser

Music Preparation

Mike Friesen

Special Effects Assistant

Hanna Gaifman

Music Coordinator (Prague)

Erin Garson

Art Department Trainee

John Gaskin

Production Accountant

Glen Gauthier

Production Sound

Kieran Gelfand

Lead Scenic Painter

Alan Geoffrion

Assistant (To Mr Duvall)

Aris Georgiopoulos

Additional First Assistant Camera

Tresa Gibson

Casting Associate (Calgary)

Jan Gillan

Other

Jan Gillan

First Assistant Accountant

Don B Gillespie

Stunt Wagon Driver

John B Gillis

Wrangler

Steve Giroux

Assistant Carpenter

Celine Godberson

Assistant Property Master

Teese Gohl

Music Producer

Teese Gohl

Original Music

Jeffrey Goldstein

Set Designer

Lawrence Gooch

Driver

Dean Goodine

Property Master

Barbara G Gordon

Costumer (To Mr Costner)

Mike Gould

Best Boy Electric

George Griffiths

Stand-By Painter

Abra Grupp

Compositing Supervisor (Yu+Co)

Danica Gulin

First Hand

Monika Haegele

Production Assistant

Ted Haigh

Graphic Designer

Buck Hamilton

Wrangler

Craig Hansen

Painter

James Harrah

Music Producer ("Holding All My Love For You")

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Peter Harvey

Driver

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Michael Hentges

Painter

Julie Hewett

Makeup Artist (To Ms Bening)

Paul Hicks

Assistant Engineer

Octavia Holden

Carpenter

Petra Holtorf

Visual Effects Producer (Yu+Co)

Peter G Horn

Location Manager

Howard Horwitz

Driver

Junichi Hosoi

"B" Camera Operator

Connie House

Craft Service

Connie House

First Aid

Norman Howell

Stunt Coordinator (U.S.)

Richard Ihnatowicz

Music Preparation

Joanne Jacobsen

Assistant Makeup Artist

Lloyd Jacobson

Wrangler

Eera Jadav

Assistant Production Coordinator

Randy Janzen

Sign Painter

Rick Janzen

Sign Painter

Victor Janzen

Driver

John F John

Digital Mastering Video Producer (Cinesite)

Kristin Johnson

Inferno Artist (Yu+Co)

Tom Johnson

Paint Coordinator

Johnny Jones

Assistant Property Master

Michael Kamen

Music Conductor

Michael Kamen

Original Music

Michael Kamen

Music

Michael Kamen

Song ("Holding All My Love For You")

Natalie Kangropool

Art Department Coordinator

Michelle Kearns

Other

Michelle Kearns

Set Dresser

Michael Keller

Other

Michael Keller

Rerecording Mixer

Martin Keough

Chief Lighting Technician (Canada)

Patricia Klawonn

Set Designer

Cenda Kotzmann

Music Engineer

Khristina Kravas

Casting Associate (U.S.)

Tom Lamb

Digital Compositor (Yu+Co)

Janet Lamonte

Stitcher

Warren Langford

First Assistant Editor

Chris Large

Still Photographer

Rocco Larizza

Special Effects Technician

Clayton Lefthand

Stoney Indian Liaison

Emmy Leung

Video Assistant (Yu+Co)

Emmy Leung

Inferno Assistant (Yu+Co)

Sergio Lever

Driver

Loyola Lewis

Stand-By Painter

Pavel Lidmila

Other

Pavel Lidmila

Chef

Jackie Lind

Casting (Alberta)

Robert Littlechild

Carpenter

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Boone'S Animals For Hollywood, Inc.; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Pacific Title & Art Studio; The North Pole; Tig Productions; Todd-Ao; Touchstone Pictures; Yu+Co
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Belga Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Content Artist Management; Cts; Filmax International; Independent Films (If); Medusa Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Myndform; Nordisk Film; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Nordisk Film Tv; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; PathT International; Prime Pictures; Telepool Gmbh; United International Pictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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