Brokeback Mountain

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  • Trailer for Brokeback Mountain
  • Clip: You know that girl?

Movie Info & Cast


Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.


  • Heath Ledger
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Randy Quaid
  • Valerie Planche
  • Dave Trimble
  • Victor Reyes
  • Lachlan Mackintosh
  • Michelle Williams
  • Larry Reese
  • Marty Antonini

Did You Know?


  • According to an interview that Heath Ledger gave to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Steven Rea, there was a sequence that was filmed for the movie in which Jack and Ennis help some hippies get their car out of a river. According to Ledger, the scene took three days to shoot, and was disliked almost immediately by everyone involved. The scene was written by James Schamus as an attempt to show Jack and Ennis in a heroic situation, but it does not appear in Annie Proulx's original short story, the published screenplay, or the final cut of the movie.
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  • In the scene where Jack Twist is first introduced to Alma by Ennis, her purse is on her left shoulder and her arms are down - immediately in the next scene when she is shown, her arms are folded across her chest in a "defensive" stance.
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    • Lureen Newsome: You don't think I'm too fast, do you? Maybe we should put the brakes on?
    • Jack Twist: Fast or slow, I just like the direction you're goin'.
    • [they kiss]
    • Lureen Newsome: Mm...
    • [Lureen takes off her shirt]
    • Jack Twist: You are in a hurry.
    • Lureen Newsome: My daddy's the hurry. Expects me home with the car by midnight.
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Anne Proulx's 1997 short story in the New Yorker has been masterfully expanded by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana to provide director Lee with his best movie since Sense and Sensibility in 1995.

Metacritic review by Ray Bennett
Ray Bennett
The Hollywood Reporter

Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable Brokeback Mountain hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Metacritic review by Peter Travers
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Brokeback Mountain has been described as a gay cowboy movie, which is a cruel simplification. It is the story of a time and place where two men are forced to deny the only great passion either one will ever feel. Their tragedy is universal.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times