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.”
“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.