Brokeback Mountain | 2005

Drama, Adaptation
Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the story of two young men--a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy--who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection that provides a testament ...more
Director: Ang Lee
Awards: 3 Oscar wins. Another 31 wins & 23 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Ennis Del Mar

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... Jack Twist

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... Cassie

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... Lashawn Malone

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... Lureen Newsome

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... Alma

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... Joe Aguirre

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... Alma Jr., age 19

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... Monroe

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... Waitress

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... Basque

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... Chilean Sheepherder #1

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Company

Buzz Image Group Inc

Production Company

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Cal-B-Ques Catering

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Cine-Byte Imaging Inc

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Deluxe Toronto

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Synopsis

Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre. The world which Ennis and Jack have been born into is, at once, changing rapidly and yet scarcely evolving. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland--obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family--and yet they hunger for something beyond what they can articulate. When Aguirre dispatches them to work as sheepherders up on the majestic Brokeback Mountain, they gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy. At summer's end, the two must come down from Brokeback and part ways. Remaining in Wyoming, Ennis weds his sweetheart Alma, with whom he will have two daughters as he ekes out a living. Jack, in Texas, catches the eye of rodeo queen Lureen Newsome. Their courtship and marriage result in a son, as well as jobs in her father's business. Four years pass. One day, Alma brings Ennis a postcard from Jack, who is en route to visit Wyoming. Ennis waits expectantly for his friend, and when Jack at last arrives, in just one moment it is clear that the passage of time has only strengthened the men's attachment. In the years that follow, Ennis and Jack struggle to keep their secret bond alive. They meet up several times annually. Even when they are apart, they face the eternal questions of fidelity, commitment, and trust. Ultimately, the one constant in their lives is a force of nature--love.

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