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Wooly Boys (2005)

Peter Fonda , Kris Kristofferson , Leszek Burzynski  |  PG |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Joseph Mazzello, Keith Carradine, Robin Dearden
  • Directors: Leszek Burzynski
  • Writers: Annie DeYoung, Ed Hansen, George 'Buck' Flower, Glen Stephens, Max Enscoe
  • Producers: Buffie Stone, Elke Weiss
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007N19XM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,340 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Wooly Boys" on IMDb

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Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Joe Mazzello. A slick city kid visits his crusty sheep-ranching grandfather for the first time in nine years during a trip to the desolate Badlands in North Dakota, and the two learn they can both learn a lot from each other despite their vast differences. 2001/color/99 min/PG.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Family Friendly Film August 8, 2005
I thought this film was very great, I picked a copy up from the store because of Joseph Mazzello, I already knew the film would be good because he was in it considering hes always starring in 4 or 5 star worthy films. The film had a great cast, there were many funny parts, especially at the beginning when Charles (Mazzello) is "kidnapped" by his grandfather and friend Chuck, the whole ride over is really funny and most of the comedy comes from the driver who was forced to drive them. The scenery was great and I would expect that considering the film was filmed at the location the movie is supposed to take place at, North Dakota. Many people compare the film to SecondHand Lions saying that it just copy'd the film but they fail to realize that SecondHand Lions actually came out AFTER this film, Wooly Boys was originally released in theaters for a limited release in 2001 but finally arived on DVD right now in 2005. SecondHand Lions came out in 2004, three years after Wooly Boys, so that really annoys me, SecondHand Lions was also a great film though. Pick up a copy, you probably won't be dissapointed.

The general plot outline is about a young man, in his late teens, Charles (Joseph Mazzello who stars in Jurassic Park and Simon Birch), Charles is all about the city and wouldn't have it any other way but when his grandfather gets tricked into going to the hospital to get a checkup on a sickness he has, his grandfathers friend, Chuck, comes to take him out, and after succeeding, take Charles along with them to there ranch out in North Dakota. Along the way, Charles finally realizes the beauty of nature and learns to have a great time, and in the end, becomes a 'wooly boy.'

The film is very heartwarming and in the end, turns into a sad, but funny tale that makes you want to go out and travel into the world of nature and adventure.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great family film June 24, 2006
Sort of a cross between "Second Hand Lions" (but better) and "Thelma and Louise." Peter Fonda is an aging sheep-rancher who's dying. He's not had contact with his daughter or grandson since his wife died in a tragic accident falling off a horse. He's tricked into coming into the city to check up on his daughter only to discover that they've set him up for a physical eval. The doctors discover an aneurism.

Kristofferson shows up to liberate his boss from the hospital. In the melee, Fonda's young grandson comes along for a wild ride that starts with stealing a hearse and ends with an FBI chase.

This is a great film, a lot of honest laughs, and a lot of hard tears. Dakota, the sheepherding horse, was one of the funniest characters in the film. "Wooly Boys" is definitely a film I would view more than once and I am contemplating adding it to my collection.

If you enjoy the old style Westerns with a lot of humor and heart, this is definitely a film you should consider watching.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Down-to-earth comedy and some drama November 2, 2005
By Kate
Originally I rented this movie with the intent to provide my husband with a movie that he'd probably enjoy watching. Something other than a "chick flick."

I wasn't expecting that I would enjoy this movie much but to my pleasant suprise, found myself thinking that this is a movie worthy to be in a dvd collection. I would consider this movie a cross between a comedy and drama (issues of life, death and relationships) but definately more on the side of comedy.

As for the comical aspects, I would think this type of comedy would appeal more to the down-to-earth individual, who has an understanding of and appreciation for this kind of life (rural) and the people within these types of communities.

As a side-note, I think this movie will also appeal to law enforcement. Particularly those who work in similiar, rural communities.

Definately a movie that I felt "right at home" watching. I, for one, wish there were movies out there- just like this one. Here's hoping for a Wooly Boys II! ;-)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars To a simple sketch August 17, 2005
By Mr. D
I think this movie was good for the family. It's annoying how people try to pull apart a movie from their own narrow view. For goodness sake don't disect movies, try to enjoy the movie as a regular human would!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wooly Boys April 25, 2008
If you've ever lived in the raw northern states of North/South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, Utah, Minnesota, then you have to find heart in Wooly Boys. Yes, it's a little slow, but the actors can't be beat, and for the baby boomer generation who really grew,and knew, that life style it was so fun. It just peeled back layers of years from me. Things I had forgotten we had done as kids and how much things have changed. Yes, it was great that his grandson experienced his life. Nothing can compare to hands on experience, nothing!!!!! We depended on each other. There were no fancy computers, phones, headsets etc. We knew the people around us, we knew our animals, we knew our enemies, and we knew our friends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! Highly recommended. June 12, 2005
By coinman
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This movie is great. The back description does not give it much credit. It is absolutely hilarious. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because a few scenes are rather corny and ridiculous. Other than that, it is one of the best movies I have seen in the last while. I would definitely recommend this movie. Watch and enjoy it with a laugh.
And by the way, if you watch it, pay attention at the end. The very last line will just crack you up. I won't ruin it for you partly because part of it might be a bit confusing without having seen seen the whole movie. Enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie.
This is a great family movie. Somewhat a western with alot of comedy. We really enjoyed watching this movie and will watch it again.
Published 8 days ago by Judy Steichen
5.0 out of 5 stars Wooly Boys dvd
I choose this dvd for my husband.Who wanted it.He loves it..Very good movie.He says.I got it for our Anniversary present to him.
Published 14 days ago by bulldog
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch this one well worth it.
This is a great movie. It is funny, exciting , and shows you what older people can do to put the younger people ing the right direcetion in life. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Funny, heart warming, comedy, drama, western. Wonderful movie. Saw it on tv and had to buy a copy. Great acting also. Love it.
Published 18 days ago by Jacquita
5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend this movie to everyone!!!!!
Kris Kristofferson and Peter Fonda have great chemistry in this movie. It's a great drama with some comedy thrown in.
Published 1 month ago by Dalane Staczko
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good & well written!!
I saw it on the movie channel, on tv, & loved it. My husband, family & friends will also like it.
Published 1 month ago by opal scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie
This is a really good movie. I saw it on television and liked it so well I had to add it to my collection of movies. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Karen Ann Douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie to watch leaving you with a good feeling
As I get older, I can relate to this movie. You tend to appreciate friends and family more and less of
material items as this movies theme is. Read more
Published 5 months ago by molly
2.0 out of 5 stars A Weird Comedy
Wooly Boys, 2001 film

The story begins with a flock of sheep on dry grass. Can a horse herd sheep? A man gets a medical treatment. [Are porcupines found in that area? Read more
Published 6 months ago by Acute Observer
4.0 out of 5 stars woolies take the long way home
Even though he only lives about 600 miles from his estranged daughter and grandson, sheep rancher Stoney (Peter Fonda) is light years from their big city culture and attitudes,... Read more
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