All The Pretty Horses (2000) (C)
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Academy Award winner Matt Damon (1997, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen, Good Will Hunting) stars in director Billy Bob Thornton's action-filled tale of love and loss based on Cormac McCarthy's best selling novel.
John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Henry Thomas, Legends of the Fall, E.T) leave Texas and head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Penelope Cruz, All About My Mother, Blow, Vanilla Sky) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set into motion which forever change the lives of all involved.
Breathtakingly photographed and acted, All The Pretty Horses has been hailed as "one of the best films of the year. A passionate and poignant epic" (Westwood One Radio). -- (C) Columbia Pictures, 2000, USA.
Starring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Penelope Cruz, Ruben Blades, Robert Patrick, Bruce Dern, Sam Shepard.
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
Based on the novel "All The Pretty Horses," written by Cormac McCarthy.
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