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Brokeback Mountain Plot: What's the story?
Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells 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, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Early one morning in Signal, Wyoming, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) meet while lining up for employment with local rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid). 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 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 (Michelle Williams), with whom he will have two daughters as he ekes out a living. Jack, in Texas, catches the eye of rodeo queen Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway). 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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Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Brokeback Mountain?
A look at the Brokeback Mountain behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ang Lee last directed Gemini Man and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. The film's writer Larry McMurtry last wrote Boone's Lick and The Color of Lightning.
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Production Timeline: When did the Brokeback Mountain come together?
On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.
Brokeback Mountain Release Date: When was it released?Brokeback Mountain was released in 2005 on Friday, December 9, 2005 (). There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including Breakfast on Pluto, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Memoirs of a Geisha.
- United States
- December 9, 2005
- December 9, 2005
When will the movie be on DVD?Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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