Directed by Kevin Costner
Starring Robert Duvall, Annette Bening,
Michael Gambon and Diego Luna
OPEN RANGE is an epic Western that marks a return to form by Academy Award -winning director Kevin Costner. Produced by Unforgiven' producer David Valdez, OPEN RANGE , which stars Oscar winner Robert Duvall (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves, Field of Dreams) and Oscar nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Grifters), was released in the US on over 2000 screens, resulting in a box office of $60m, and has been hailed by leading US critics Ebert and Roeper as one of the finest Westerns since Unforgiven . In Europe the film premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival where it was selected as Closing Night Film.
A rich, authentic Western story full of engaging drama and suspense, OPEN RANGE is action-packed Western tale of a way of life that is quickly disappearing . Charley Waite (COSTNER), Boss Spearman (ROBERT DUVALL), Button (DIEGO LUNA), and Mose Harrison (ABRAHAM BENRUBI) are all men trying to escape their pastsand the one place where a man can be free is on the open range, driving cattle in a land where nature makes the only laws. Bound to each other by the Code of the Weststanding up for what's right, showing loyalty to those closest to youthe cowboys try to avoid violence. But one frontier town that rules through fear and tyranny changes their lives and forces them into action.
Amidst this turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for loner Charley when he meets the spirited Sue Barlow (ANNETTE BENING), 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.
OPEN RANGE is a Cobalt Media Group film in association with Touchstone Pictures . A Tig Production.
OPEN RANGE is distributed by Winchester Film Distribution and opens in cinemas across the UK on March 19, 2004 .
Certificate 12A. Running Time 145 minutes.