DVD Release: August 28, 2007


Jeff Fahey plays handsome, athletic businessman Ben Creed, who vies for the hand of rancher’s daughter Alice May Richards (Tushka Bergen). Our hero must not only contend with his romantic rival, a dashing but dangerous cattleman Jack Donoghue (Steven Vidler), but also with a villainous creditor who craves the land left to Alice by her late father. By nature of its plotline and setting, “Wrangler” can’t help but invite comparisons to the popular “The Man From Snowy River.”

Dove Review

“Wrangler” is a visually pleasing movie. It features horses, wooded scenery and plenty of nature’s picturesque scenes including lakes and mountains. The story is pretty good too, focusing on a rancher named James Richards (Frederick Parslow) and his family, including daughter Alice May, who would rather stay on the ranch and take care of the horses than head off to finishing school. And there is always someone who wants to get Richards’ ranch away from him.

When grief hits the family, several businessmen make their moves and it looks as if Alice will lose the ranch her father worked so hard for and loved so dearly. This western features a few fist fights and gun battles—the things you would expect from a western. Unfortunately, strong language and sexual content prevents us from awarding it our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between man and woman; kissing between another man and woman; implied sex between a couple before marriage.
Language: Da*n you-1; H-1; Stupid-1; Useless-1; Bloody Stupid-1
Violence: Several fist fights and two men have blood on their faces; couple of explosions and a ship is blown up; guns held on people; man shoots at a dove but killing is not seen; man is thrown into the air from an explosion.
Drugs: Drinking and smoking in several scenes; wine; beer seen sitting on ledge; sign that says Ale and Whiskey; "Let's have a beer on it" comment; comment about whiskey; a toast; man is drunk.
Nudity: Drawing of a nude woman from behind, the side of her breast from behind is seen; a live model poses nude from behind, partial side view of her breast is seen from behind for brief second and the top of her rear/part of a crack; cleavage; shirtless men.
Other: Betrayal; unscrupulous businessmen; death and grief; tension between characters.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: John Sexton
Director: Ian Barry
Producer: John Sexton
Genre: Western
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter