Open Range
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Mack: Shame what this town's come to.
Charley Waite: You could do something about it.
Mack: What? We're freighters. Ralph here's a shopkeeper.
Charley Waite: You're men, ain't you?
Mack: I didn't raise my boys just to see 'em killed.
Charley Waite: Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying.

Doc Barlow: I'd say 'to good health, ' gentlemen, but then I'd probably be out of business, wouldn't I?
Boss Spearman: We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming.

Sue Barlow: You're a disgrace, Marshal Poole. You always have been.
Sheriff Poole: I know it. That's just the way it is.

Charley Waite: You ever seen one this bad?
Boss Spearman: Not since Noah and the Flood.
Mose: Well, you should know, Boss, since you was there.
Boss Spearman: What'd you say?
Button: He said, "You should know since you was there."

Ralph: This is dark chocolate. It comes all the way from Switzerland, Europe. That's near France, see. They call it 'bitter sweet.' Melts in your mouth.
Boss Spearman: You tried it?
Ralph: No.
Boss Spearman: How do you know it melts in your mouth?
Ralph: Well, truth is, we can't afford it ourselves.

Boss Spearman: Man's got a right to protect his property and his life, and we ain't lettin' no rancher or his lawman take either.

Boss Spearman: I married once. Never knowed that did you Charlie? Had a wife and child. Sweet little spread too nothing much but we was young. Loved each other. Never had a cross word. They caught the typhus and died. After that home didn't seem much of a place to spend time. Believe I've chanced my mind on that now that I'm getting on in years. If Button lives and we survive Baxter I am to see to it there's a home he's sleeping in instead of a cold prairie.

Charley Waite: I'm tryin' to put some bad times behind me, but sometimes they don't stay put.

Boss Spearman: It ain't right to walk away without a word.
Charley Waite: Well what do you want me to tell her, Boss? We probably ain't gonna make it? Be a big fat comfort.

Boss Spearman: It's a shame to go forever without takin' a taste of somethin'.

Charley: There's nuthin' in this town seen a surprise, except you.

Boss Spearman: We'll drink to good health for them that have it comin'.

Sue Barlow: So is it marriage that scares you two, or putting down roots?
Boss Spearman: No. Who'd have him? All rangy and mangy like a rough old dog.
Charley Waite: How about I hold your head under water for just a little while?

Boss Spearman: We'll let the brains of the outfit do the thinking. Sue?

Factual error: In the final gunfight, we see a close-up of Charley fanning the hammer and rapid-firing his six shot Colt Single Action Army nine times in a row. [Kostner has stated in interviews that this occurs because a short scene of him switching revolvers (he had a second revolver in his belt) was left on the cutting room floor. Still a mistake, but there's the reason.]

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Question: When Baxter and his men ride into town, he brings 8 hired guns with him for a total of 9; but when the fight starts, there are only 8. Baxter and 4 men confront Charlie and Boss, in the street, and 3 go round behind the buildings. What happened to the 9th man?

Answer: I noticed this as well. The person shot at the end of the film is the same man that was with the sheriff when they were held in the jail. He was a deputy and did not ride in with the land baron.

Answer: I believe he is the one being chased by the townfolks, after the gunfight is over.

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