cast & crew

PETER FONDA as Stoney

Peter Fonda was born in 1939 in New York City to the late Hollywood icon Henry Fonda, Peter Fonda has been working in the film industry since the 1960s. He first came into prominence in the early '60s, when he made his Broadway debut in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole for which he received rave reviews from the New York critics and won the Daniel Blum Theatre World Award and the New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Actor. He began his feature film career in 1963 playing the lead in Tammy and the Doctor and went on to star in The Victors, Wild Angels and The Trip.

Fonda is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Wyatt, aka Captain America, in the 1969 film Easy Rider. Both starring in and co-writing the seminal '60s movie, Fonda's Easy Rider is recognized as one of the first successful independent films.

Appearing in more than 30 films during the '70s and '80s, Fonda attained critical acclaim for his role in the 1997 film Ulee's Gold. Playing Ulysses "Ulee" Jackson, Fonda received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and the New York Film Critics Award. The role also warranted an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

Fonda's success continued with a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1999 Showtime movie, The Passion of Ayn Rand. Additionally, his role as Terry Valentine in The Limey received much critical recognition. Fonda has now appeared in more than 60 television and movie productions.

Peter Fonda currently resides on his 85-acre ranch in Montana.

PETER FONDA'S FILM CREDITS INCLUDE: Wooly Boys (2004) —  South of Heaven, West of Hell  — Thomas and the Magic Railroad (with Alec Baldwin) (2000) — Second Skin (2000) — The Limey (1999) — The Passion of Ayn Rand*** (1999) — The Tempest ** (1998) — Ulee's Gold* (1997) — Escape from L.A. (1996) — Grace of My Heart (1996) — Nadja (1994) — Love and a .45 (1994) — Molly and Gina (1993) — Deadfall (1993) — Time of Indifference (1988) — Freedom Fighters (1987) — Hawkin' (1987) — Deathbite (1983) — Split Image (1982) — Wanda Nevada (1979) — Outlaw Blues (1977) — Futureworld (1976) — 92 in the Shade (1975) — Killer Force (1975) — Race with the Devil (1975) — Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) — Open Season (1974) — The Hired Hand (1971) — Easy Rider (1969) — The Trip (1967) — The Wild Angeles (1966) — Lillith (1964) — The Victor's (1963) — Tammy and the Doctor (1963)

***2000 — Golden Globe Winner for Best Supporting Actor / 2000 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominee for Best Actor in a Movie for Television /1999 Emmy Nominee for Best Supporting Actor.

**1999 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Made for Television.

*1998 Golden Globe Winner for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama / 1998 Academy Award Nominee for Best Actor / 1997 New York Film Critics Circle Award Winner for Best Actor / 1998 Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Actor / 1998 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominee for Best Actor.

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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON as Shuck

Kris Kristofferson is not only an acclaimed actor, but also a renowned songwriter and musical performer. As the son of a U.S. Air Force general, he grew up on a series of military bases. While studying literature in college, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University and published several short stories in the Atlantic Monthly.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Kristofferson moved to Nashville, Tenn. to establish a career as a songwriter. In 1970, his "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," recorded by Johnny Cash, reached number one. The following year, Janis Joplin hit number one with a soulful version of Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee," and Sammi Smith took "Help Me Make It Through the Night" to the top of the charts.

Having reached the pinnacle of success as a songwriter, Kristofferson broke into a career as a performer, releasing a series of successful, non-traditional country albums, which frequently went gold. His first hit was in 1972 with "Why Me." Kristofferson toured constantly, often appearing with such artists as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.

With his music career in full swing, Kristofferson turned to acting, making his screen debut in 1971's The Last Movie. In 1976, he starred with Barbara Streisand in A Star Is Born. The movie's million-selling soundtrack featured Kristofferson's hit "Watch Closely Now."

In 1985 while continuing his highly celebrated acting career, he formed the Highwaymen, a country supergroup featuring himself and long-time friends Cash, Jennings and Nelson. Their eponymous debut album reached number one and went gold thanks to the hit single "Desperadoes Waiting for a Train." Highwaymen II followed in 1990, and in 1995, Kristofferson recorded a third Highwaymen album along with his first solo album in a number of years.

Kristofferson has starred in over 70 movies and TV productions including VH1 Legends, Payback, Blade and Convoy.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON FILM CREDITS INCLUDE: Wooly Boys (2004) — Blade II (2002) — Planet of the Apes (2001) — Last Word on Paradise (1999) — Detox (1999) — Limbo (1998) — Payback (1998) — A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1997) — Dance with Me (1997) —Blade (1997) — Fire Down Below (1997) — Girl's Night Out (1996) — Lone Star (1992) — Christmas in Connecticut (1991) — Original (1989) — Pair of Aces (1989) — Welcome Home (1989) — Millennium (1988) — Big Top Pee Wee (1987) — Amerika (1987) — Stagecoach (1986) — Blood and Orchids (1986) — The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (1986) — Trouble in Mind (1985) — Songwriter (1984) — Flashpoint (1984) — Rollover (1981) — Heaven's Gate (1980) — Freedom Road (1979) — Convoy (1978) — Semi-Tough (1977) — A Star is Born* (1976) — Vigilante Force (1976) — The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea (1976) — Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) — Bring Me the Head of Alfred Garcia (1974) — Blume in Love (1973) — The Gospel Road (1973) — Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) — Cisco Pike (1972) — The Last Movie (1971)

*Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Actor / Foreign Press Association Award Winner for Best Actor.

DISCOGRAPHY: The Austin Session (1999) — Live at the Philharmonic (1992) — Singer/Songwriter (1991) — 3rd World Warrior (1990) — Repossessed (1986) — Music from the Songwriter (1984) — Winning Hand (1983) — To the Bone (1981) — Mr. Shake Hands with the Devil (1979) — Natural Act (1979) — A Star is Born (1977) — Songs of Kristofferson (1977) — Easter Island (1977) — Surreal Thing (1976) — Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame (1975) — Breakaway (1974) — Spooky Lady's Sideshow (1974) — Full Moon (1973) — Border Lord (1972) — Jesus was a Capricorn (1972) — My Songs (1972) — Cisco Pike (1971) — Me and Bobby McGee (1971) — Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971) — Kristofferson (1970)

AWARDS: Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year Award / Country Music Song of the Year — "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" / Songwriter of the Year Nashville Songwriter's Association / Grammy Award Winner for Best Vocal Performance (with Rita Coolidge) — "Lover Please" / Grammy Award Winner for Best Vocal Performance by a duo (with Rita Coolidge) — "From the Bottle to the Bottom" / Grammy Award Winner for Best Country Song — "Help Me Make It Through the Night" / Gold Albums: Songs of Kristofferson (1978), Full Moon (with Rita Coolidge — 1975), Me and Bobby McGee (1974), Jesus was a Capricorn (1973), Silver Tongued Devil (1973), Why Me Lord (1973). Multiplatinum Albums: A Star is Born (with Barbara Streisand — 1984)

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JOSEPH MAZZELLO as Charles

Joseph Mazzello, 17, is one of Hollywood's premiere child actors and is most known for his work in the Jurassic Park movies — Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World; Jurassic Park (1997). He also acted opposite Merryl Streep in The River Wild (1994) and with Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent. Other films include Radio Flyer, Shadowlands and The Cure.

JOSEPH MAZZELLO FILM CREDITS INCLUDE: Wooly Boys (2004) — The Hollow (2004) — Raising Helen (2004 — Stories from My Childhood (1998) — Simon Birch (1998) — Star Kid (1997) — Lost World: The Jurassic Park (1997) — Three Wishes (1995) — The Cure (1995) — A Father for Charlie (1995) — The River Wild (1994) — Shadowlands (1993) — Jurassic Park (1993) — Radio Flyer (1992) — Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992) — Jersey Girl (1992) — Presumed Innocent (1990) — Unspeakable Acts (1990)

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KEITH CARRADINE as Sheriff Hank Dawson

Keith Carradine, a veteran stage, screen and television actor, has appeared in more than 30 films. He is perhaps best known for his work with Robert Altman in the 1970s, including the celebrated film Nashville (1975). His Broadway performance in The Will Rogers Follies (1986) earned him a Tony Award nomination. Carradine also appeared in A Thousand Acres (1996) and 2 Days in the Valley (1995). In addition to his extensive acting work, Carradine also has successfully produced, directed and composed.

KEITH CARRADINE FILM CREDITS INCLUDE: Wooly Boys (2004) — Hair High (2004) — The Californians (2004) — "Deadwood" (2004) — Coyote Waits (2003) — The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003) — Monte Walsh (2003)- Mending Fences (2002) — The Outsider (2002) — Falcons (2002) — The Diamond of Jeru(2001) — "Metropolis" (2001) — Cahoots (2000) — The Angel Doll (2000) — Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (2000) — Outreach (1999) — The Hunter's Moon (1999) — Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999) — Sirens (1999) — A Song from the Heart (1999) — Out of the Cold (1999) — Night Ride Home (1999) — Standoff (1998) — Last Stand at Saber River (1997) — A Thousand Acres (1997) — Keeping the Promise (1997) — Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996) — 2 Days in the Valley (1996) — Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995) — Trial by Fire (1995) — Wild Bill (1995) — The Tie that Binds (1995) — Andre (1994) — Is There Life Out There? (1994) — Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) — In the Best Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994) — CrossCross (1992) — Rabbit Ears: Annie Oakley (1992) — Lincoln (1992) — Mio caro dotter Grasler (1991) — Payoff (1991) — The Ballad of the Sad Caf (1991) — Daddy's Dyin'Who's Got the Will? (1990) — Judgement (1990) — Cold Feet (1989) — Confessional (1989) — Street of No Return (1989) — The Forgotten (1989) — The Revenge of Al Capone (1989) — The Moderns (1988) — My Father, My Son (1988) — Stones for Ibarra (1988) — Backfire (1987) — L' Inchiesta (1987) — Eye on the Sparrow (1987) — Murder Ordained (1987) — Half of a Lifetime (1986) — A Winner Never Quits (1986) — Trouble in Mind (1985) — Blackout (1985) — Choose Me (1984) — Scorned and Swindled (1984) — Maria's Lovers (1984) — Southern Comfort (1981) — A Rumor of War (1980) — The Long Riders (1980) — An Almost Perfect Affair (1979) — Old Boyfriends (1979) — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) — Pretty Baby (1978) — Welcome to L.A. (1977) — The Duellists (1977) — Lumiere (1976) &# Nashville (1975) — Arrivano Joe e Margherito (1974) — Idaho Transfer (1974) — The Godchild (1974) — Thieves Like Us (1974) — Antoine et Sebastien (1973) — Hex (1973) — Emperor of the North Pole (1973) — You and Me (1972) — A Gunfight (1971) — McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

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LESZEK BURZYNSKI, Director

Leszek Burzynski has an extensive background in film, television and theatre. He wrote and directed his first professional film in 1975 - a dramatized interpretation of Erik Satie's Sports Et Divertissements. The film was selected for the London Film Festival. After making documentaries for the Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Council, Burzynski directed two films for Paramount Pictures, Trucking and Cry Wolf, the latter photographed by Academy Award-winning cameraman, Robert Krasker (The Third Man). He then co-wrote and directed Trapped, starring Cameron Mitchell, and produced, co-wrote and directed a horror spoof entitled Blood Harvest that was picked up for distribution by New World Pictures at the Cannes Film Festival.

Burzynski's television career began at the BBC where he made more than a dozen films assisting such directors as Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach; and working with writers Alan Bennett and Tom Stoppard. One of these films, Spend, Spend, Spend, won the British Academy Award for Best Television Film. For his own production company, Picture Partnership Productions (PPP), founded with Brian Eastman (Poirot for PBS), he developed and directed two seasons of Britain's first independently-made television comedy series, Father's Day, for Channel 4. PPP also developed and produced Blott on the Landscape, based on Ian Sharpe's renowned books, for broadcast by the BBC. A sequel, Porterhouse Blue, won the British Academy Award for Best Television Series.

In partnership with Simon Channing-Williams (Secrets & Lies, Topsy-Turvy), Burzynski is currently developing Joyful Noise, which is based on the true story of the first London presentation of Handel's Messiah. He is also working on Necktie Breakfast with director Lynne Littman, a true story about America's last public hanging.

Throughout his career, Burzynski has also written and directed commercials for leading ad agencies, as well as, corporate films for large companies. This work has won awards at film festivals in Cannes, New York, San Jose and Houston, among others.

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ROBERT SCHWARTZ, Producer

Robert Schwartz has an extensive background in motion picture development and production. Born in St. Louis, he has been working in the film and video industry for more than two decades, creating numerous commercial, documentary, educational and dramatic feature films. During this time, he has gained extensive experience in virtually every phase of production.

In 1993, Schwartz produced Iron Will for Walt Disney Pictures, followed by With Or Without You in concert with Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. The Minnesota Film Board presented Schwartz, a sixteen-year veteran of the Minnesota film industry, with a Golden Chair award in recognition of his contributions to the state's film production.

Under his Wardenclyffe Entertainment banner, Schwartz has recently produced VIRGINIA’S RUN directed by Peter Markle starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley (Opens June, 2004); and KART RACER directed by Stuart Gillard and starring Randy Quaid, Will Rothhaar, and David Gallagher (Opens April, 2004). Schwartz recently finished post-production on BLIZZARD directed by LeVar Burton and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Pollak, Christopher Plummer, and Brenda Blethyn. In early 2004, Schwartz will be producing THE DESCENT OF MANN written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“Cats & Dogs”, “Bad Santa”) and directed by John Ottman. In addition to these productions, Schwartz is currently developing and will produce the critically acclaimed Paulo Coelho novel, THE ALCHEMIST for Warner Brothers.

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KEN PROMERSBERGER, Executive Producer

Ken Promersberger has been involved in the advertising, marketing and public relations industry for the past twenty-nine years. Since 1972, he has been president of The Promersberger Company, a Fargo, N.D.-based advertising agency which he founded. In 1986, he was honored as the Small Business Person of the Year by the Fargo Chamber of Commerce and the Silver Medal award winner by the Fargo-Moorhead Advertising Federation.

Promersberger has been involved in the motion picture business since 1987, when he started work on the screenplay Second Rising. In 1989, he introduced Robert Schwartz to the screenplay Iron Will and became an investor in its development fund. Walt Disney Pictures filmed Iron Will in Minnesota in 1993. Also in 1993, Schwartz and Promersberger optioned Wooly Boys. Other screenplays co-owned with Schwartz are Radiant Heart and Nemo Paradox. In 1994, Promersberger was presented with a Golden Chair award by the Minnesota Film Board in recognition of his contributions to the state's film production industry.

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MAGGIE SOBOIL, Associate Producer

Maggie Soboil has been with Wardenclyffe Entertainment since its inception and is responsible for discovering and developing Wooly Boys. In the coming year, under the Wardenclyffe banner, she will produce By Heart, a mystical love story set against the backdrop of present day Argentina and the political turmoil of the 70's. Karim Traidia (Golden Globe Nominee for The Polish Bride) is attached to direct. Soboil is also slated to produce Radiant Heart, a psychological film noir thriller. In tandem with Gerber Pictures, she will produce In the Darkroom, the love story of Tina Madotti and Edward Weston, for Warner Brothers.

Soboil's acting and directing career has taken her all over the world - from South Africa, where she was the leading female satirist, to Australia to London's West End and a TV Special for BBC 2, to New York's Broadway and Off Broadway, where she received an Obie Award for her performance in Poppie Nongena. She also produced and directed Boston Weekend Television, which gave birth to some of the funniest and most successful contemporary comic writers and performers.

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JULIE HARTLEY, Co-Producer

Julie Hartley's motion picture experience dates back to 1981 when she graduated from Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. She began her career with Twin Cities Public Television (Minneapolis/St.Paul) where she managed documentaries, dance, music, performance, series and specials, before becoming a senior production manager in the TV features department of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Hartley worked as a producer, production manager and production supervisor on the following feature films: Herman, U.S.A.; A Simple Plan; The Naked Man; With or Without You; Overnight Delivery; MST3K; The Movie; The Cure; World & Time Enough; and Angus. She was also 2nd unit supervisor on Pushing Tin; a pre-production supervisor on Fargo; and a production coordinator on Untamed Heart; Equinox; My Cousin Vinny; Drop Dead Fred; and Graffiti Bridge. In addition, her television production experience includes Jessica Lange - A Retrospective; Abbas Kiarostami - A Dialogue; Still/Here; U.S. of Amerika; CBS Olympic Unit; The Ryde Dyvine; The New Power Generation; Super Bowl Tailgate Party; A Salute to Michael Jordan; Lake Wobegon Loyalty Days; and A Prairie Home Companion.

Hartley's commercial experience includes producing television spots for C&H Productions; Daytons; Best Buy; Bridgebuilder; IBM Industrials; State of Minnesota; Northcoast Pictures; Intrepid Pictures; Quaker Foods; Cris Anderson & Associates; 3M; ImagiMedia; VooDoo Films; Harmony Pictures and Infinity Filmworks. She also was responsible for budgeting, scheduling and managing production of music videos, film projects, television and photo shoots for all Paisley Park Records' artists. She resides in both Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

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