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Beer for My Horses (film)

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Beer for My Horses (film)

Beer for My Horses
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Salomon
Produced by Toby Keith
Donald Zuckerman
Written by Rodney Carrington
Toby Keith
W.T. Scrags
Starring Toby Keith
Rodney Carrington
Willie Nelson
Ted Nugent
Brit Morgan
Tracy Morgan
Greg Serano
Music by Jeff Cardoni
Cinematography Paul Elliott
Edited by Paul Trejo
Distributed by Roadside Attractions
Release dates
  • August 8, 2008 (2008-08-08)
Country United States
Language English

Beer for My Horses is a 2008 American comedy film. The film stars country music entertainer Toby Keith and is based on his song by the same name. The film was co-written by Keith and Rodney Carrington (who also stars in the film) and directed by Michael Salomon, who has directed numerous music videos for Keith.

The film was shot in and around Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States and was released on August 8, 2008. It made about $650,000 in its limited box office release.[1]


Best friends Joe Bill "Rack" Racklin (Toby Keith) and Lonnie Freeman (Rodney Carrington) are deputy sheriffs in the small town of Mangum, Oklahoma that enjoy pig hunting and drinking at the local bar the Thirsty Monkey. After his girlfriend Cammie (Gina Gershon) leaves him, Rack finds out that his old flame Annie Streets (Claire Forlani) has returned home from Chicago to care for her sick mother. Rack, Lonnie, and their friend and fellow deputy Skunk Tarver (Ted Nugent) arrest three local criminals and a Mexican drug lord Tito Garza (Greg Serano) for stealing fertilizer that is intended to make methamphetamine. Garza is scheduled to be turned over to the FBI for federal charges when Annie mysteriously disappears, after a date and one night stand with Rack, who discovers that Annie has been kidnapped by Tito's older brother Manuel Garza (Carlos Sanz), who runs a large Mexican drug cartel. Manuel demands his brother be returned to him in Santa Luna, Mexico or he will kill Annie. Despite being taken off the case Rack, Lonnie, and Skunk take Tito to Mexico. Along the way they are helped by a group of circus entertainers led by Charlie (Willie Nelson), who gives them a jug of homemade whiskey known as "circus jolly". Once in Mexico they engage in a gunfight with Garza's men and it's revealed that Annie's rich and powerful stepfather Buck Baker (Barry Corbin) is Garza's partner and his United Farm Enterprises is the base for the largest methamphetamine operation in Oklahoma. Baker reveals that the local district attorney is corrupt and that he has been giving Annie's mother "goofy juice" to make her appear to have Alzheimer's disease. Rack, with the help of an undercover FBI agent, kills Buck and rescues Annie. Rack, Lonnie, and Skunk turn Manuel and Tito over to the FBI in Oklahoma City and return to Mangum where they are cheered by the local crows at the Thirsty Monkey and berated by Sheriff Landry for disobeying orders but does not arrest them and everyone toasts "whiskey for my men, beer for my horses".



At the film review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently displays four "Rotten" reviews out of four reviews counted.[2]


Beer for My Horses
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released August 12, 2008 (2008-08-12)
Genre Country, Rock
Label Show Dog Nashville
Producer Toby Keith, Donald Zuckerman
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [3]
Track Song title Performer Length
1 "Beer for My Horses" Toby Keith and Willie Nelson 3:30
2 "Off the Hillbilly Hook" Trailer Choir 3:11
3 "Cat Scratch Fever" Ted Nugent 3:38
4 "La Di Da" Gina Gershon 3:25
5 "Choctaw Bingo" James McMurtry 8:45
6 "No Más Cerveza" Mac Davis 3:35
7 "Stranglehold" Ted Nugent 8:23
8 "Burning Memories" Mel Tillis 3:15
9 "Song of Blue" Carter's Chord 4:23
10 "Show Them to Me" Rodney Carrington 3:53
11 "If That Ain't Country, Part 2" David Allan Coe 4:30
12 "Let's Get Trashed" Toby Keith and Mica Roberts 2:52


  1. ^ Beer for My Horses (2008) - Box office / business
  2. ^ 'Beer for My Horses'' at Rotten Tomatoes"'". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (2008-08-12). "Beer for My Horses - Original Soundtrack : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 

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