Cattleman's Steakhouse Movie Sets near El Paso, Texas

Here's a complete listing of Movies that were shot on location at Indian Cliffs Ranch (Cattleman's Steakhouse) ... Keep in mind, in some cases, some of the shooting took place outside of the ranch such as in and around the El Paso vicinity; and, some had settings that were even further reaching. These movies, with corresponding synopses, are presented for research and for your surfing enjoyment. If you have any questions, or are interested in gaining further information for movie settings on location, be sure to write us at:


(Ellen Burstyn)

Resurrection is a 1980 film which tells the story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. It stars Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom and Eva LeGallienne.

The movie was written by Lewis John Carlino and directed by Daniel Petrie.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ellen Burstyn) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Eva LeGallienne).
As of this writing in 2006, the movie has yet to be released on the DVD format.


Cattleman's Steakhouse

"The Border"

(Jack Nicholson, Valerie Perine, Warren Oates)

The Border is a 1982 film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel . Nicholson takes a job as a Texas border patrol officer.

While attempting to enforce the law, he discovers corruption and a black market system within the force. While trying to support a free spending wife (Valerie Perrine), he succumbs to the fringe benefits revealed to him by fellow officer Keitel. When he discovers the depth of what he has become involved in, he is forced to make a deadly decision.

"Lone Wolf McQuade"

(Chuck Norris, David Carradine)

The main character, J.J. McQuade, is a Texas Ranger who prefers to work alone. He lives in a dirty home in the middle of nowhere with a pet wolf. He has a daughter who came from a past marriage.

Symbolism: At the beginning of the movie, McQuade is a stubborn 'lone wolf', refusing to work with anyone. As the movie progresses, he begins to becomes more willing to depend on others. The scene where his pet wolf is killed is symbolic of the death of McQuade's 'lone wolf' nature.

An interesting sidenote about this movie is a fact about the final battle between McQuade and Wilkes. It was written into David Carradine's contract that he could not be defeated in hand to hand combat ... so at the end Norris' character kills him with a grenade.

Lone Wolf McQuade

"Death of an Angel"

(Bonnie Bedilia, Nick Mancuso)

In this undistinguished, confusing story about priests, gangsters, illegal immigrants and everything except pizza, Grace (Bonnie Bedelia) is the mother of an invalid, wheelchair-bound daughter. For no clear reason, the daughter runs off to a mission near the Mexican border, and her worried mother immediately follows in pursuit. Grace has been ordained as a female priest and so she has a special interest in her daughter's destination.

Father Angel (Nick Mancuso) runs the mission with anything but priestly compassion, ruling over the illegal immigrants in the area like a colonial master. After Grace arrives, she ends up very much involved in Father Angel's problems, and the two of them soon have to escape some gangsters from south of the border. Meanwhile, the daughter seems to have faded into the distance. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

Death of an Angel

"Extreme Prejudice"

(Nick Nolte, Powers Booth, Maria Conchito-Alonso)

Directed by Walter Hill and written by John Milius and Fred Rexer, Extreme Prejudice stars Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe as two former friends on opposing sides of the law forced to confrontation.

The film is an homage, of sorts, to The Wild Bunch, a western directed by Sam Peckinpah and with whom Hill worked with on the The Getaway (1972 film). Both films end with a massive gun fight in a Mexican town.
The title originates from "terminate with extreme prejudice", a phrase popularized by the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, also written by John Milius.

Extreme Prejudice

"Courage Under Fire"

(Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon)

Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. It is one of the first films to depict the 1991 Gulf War.

This movie uses the same cinematic concept as the 1950 Japanese film, Rash?mon, wherein the truth of an event becomes difficult to verify due to the conflicting accounts of different witnesses. The major difference here is that in Rashomon the characters believe the stories they tell. In Courage Under Fire, several of the characters deliberately lie to protect themselves.

Courage Under Fire

"On the Border"

(Casper Van Dien, Bryan Brown, Daniel Baldwin)

A bank-robbery tale of mis-adventures. A security guard begins an affair with his boss's wife, then meets another woman, and now both of them want him to rob the joint!

Jake Barnes is a security guard in a Texas border town bank. His boss asks him to spy on his sexy wife, that Jake is having an affair with. When he meets Danish girl Kristen, he gets caught up in a plot to steal millions of dollars of laundry money. Jake is caught between two women who want to become his partner in the theft. When the time comes for the robbery, a furious gun battle ensues that follows cross after double-cross.

A security guard at a bank on the Texas/Mexico border carries on an affair with the bank president's wife. A gang of crooks arrives in town with plans to use the guard to help them rip off $7 million in drug money.

On the Border

"Saving Jessica Lynch"

(Nicholas Guilak, Laura Regan, Brent Sexton)

Based on the true story of the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, by the United States army, in Iraq.

On Sunday night, November 9, 2003, NBC premiered Saving Jessica Lynch (P. Markle). As a movie-of-the-week docudrama, Saving Jessica Lynch re-creates what had been one of the major and more controversial news events of the then weeks-old war in Iraq. LynchÍs unit, the 507th Maintenance Company, consisting of a long convoy of supply trucks and repair vehicles, made a series of wrong turns and attempted to go through, rather than around, the city of Nasiriyah. The group was ambushed, with initially sixteen of its members listed as ñmissing.î Several appeared shortly afterward on television as prisoners of war.

Lynch, one of the seriously wounded survivors, was taken to an Iraqi hospital. When U.S. forces extracted Lynch from the hospital initial news coverage embraced United States officialsÍ eagerness to headline the heroism of LynchÍs resistance to capture, and the apparently daring raid that retrieved her.

Saving Jessica Lynch

"The Day After Tomorrow"

(Dennis Quaid, Sela Ward)

The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 apocalyptic science-fiction film that depicts catastrophic effects of global warming and boasts high-end special effects, bending the lines between science, reality and science fiction. Worldwide, it is the 38th top grossing film of all time, with total revenue of US $542,771,772.

It is the second highest grossing movie not to be #1 in the US box office (behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding). It currently holds the record for biggest opening weekend gross for any movie not opening at #1 with $68.7 million. The movie was filmed mostly in Montreal, and, as of 2007, is the highest grossing Hollywood film in history to be filmed in Canada.

The Day After Tomorrow

"Glory Road"

(Josh Lucas)]

The film deals with the events of the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, in which Texas Western College coach Don Haskins led a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history.

Several scenes in this movie were filmed at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), which was formerly Texas Western College, and El Paso High School in El Paso, Texas, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Chalmette High School in Chalmette, Louisiana.

As of February 12, 2006, the film grossed a total of 40.7 million dollars in the domestic Box Office.

Glory Road is also the title of Haskins' autobiography, a national bestseller released in 2005 by Hyperion Books. The book details Haskins' early life as a player and coach and the focuses on the 1966 team and the aftermath of the championship, which is not in the movie version. It was reprinted five times in its first four months of release and was selected as an "Editor's Choice" by the New York Times Book Review.

Glory Road
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