''Rustlers' Rhapsody'' is a 1985 Western comedy written and directed by Hugh Wilson.

Rex O'Herlihan (Creator/TomBerenger), the Singing Cowboy, rides his wonder-horse Wildfire into yet another small frontier town to dispense a dose of non-lethal justice to the local CattleBaron (Andy Griffith). Only this time, reality finally catches up with Rex, and things do not go entirely as planned...

A fun, good-natured little flick, particularly enjoyable for fans of old-time B-Westerns.

!!Contains examples of:

* AccidentalAimingSkills:
** Rex tries to teach Peter how to light his cigarette by shooting the tip. Nervously, Peter cocks the revolver and fires ... only to shoot Rex's ''hat'' off his head.
** In the climactic gunfight, Rex has been wounded in his shooting arm, and his nemesis Bob is about to finish him off. Rex raises his gun, fires, and:
--->'''Peter:''' Rex, you shot him in the ''head''! How do you feel about that?
--->'''Rex:''' ''[weakly]'' I missed his hand.
* AffablyEvil
* AffectionateParody
* AudibleGleam
* BadassLongcoat: Lampshaded by the narrator, who is envious of the guys in spaghetti westerns because "they all got to wear those great raincoats, even when it was 110 in the shade."
* BattleInterruptingShout: Averted - Rex shouts until the gunfight stops, only to realize that it stopped because everyone had already shot each other.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: The cattle baron's daughter is dragged behind a galloping horse for miles. This results in not one bruise, broken bone, or scratch, just a single smudge on her face for the hero to [[IndirectKiss clean off]].
* TheBlacksmith / IntrepidReporter / {{Schoolmarm}}: All mentioned [[LampshadeHanging at one point]], but none of them [[TheGhost actually appear in the film]].
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: This is the only way Rex ever shoots at anyone. [[spoiler:Except for the one time he misses his opponent's hand. Good thing [[EvilLawyerJoke it was a lawyer]] he shot.]]
* BoringInvincibleHero: Subverted. Like most B-Western heroes, Rex seems, and believes himself to be, invincible, yet in this town the villains have a new trick up their sleeve.
* CattleBaron: Though as the film explicitly points out, you never actually see any of his cattle, just hear some mooing in the background.
* CelibateHero: Rex. Until he finds out that the Good Cowboy has to be a ''Confident'' Heterosexual, which he has to resolve before the final shootout.
* CoolHorse: "I wish ''my'' horse could do that!"
* ContractualGenreBlindness: Rex.
* DelayedNarratorIntroduction: "Now this is the story of the day when a most wonderful thing happened to Rex. He met me."
* DrinkOrder: Rex tries to order a glass of milk, prompting stares from the bartender and the patrons. After changing his order a few times, he determines that this is one of those "tough bars", and orders, "A glass of warm gin served with a human hair in it." The other patrons go back to what they were doing.
* EvilLawyerJoke
* GenreSavvy: Rex has been through the standard B-western plot so many times he knows exactly what's going to happen. This time it's different because the villains get GenreSavvy too. They figure out that, as villains, they must subvert the standard formula to have any chance of winning. Since the good guys always win, they hire ''themselves'' a good guy to stand against the hero.
* GroinAttack: When Rex teaches Peter how to be a sidekick, one of the lessons is "jumping out of a second story window onto your horse".
* HaveAGayOldTime: "Throw Another Faggot On The Fire"
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: So golden, she doesn't actually have sex with anyone. She just talks dirty to them. [[spoiler: Until Rex "gets better" at the end of the film..]]
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: When the two {{Mooks}} and Blackie confront Rex in the saloon at the beginning, [[spoiler: the {{Mooks}} don't bother checking if Blackie is in their line of fire before they draw and shoot.]]
* ILikeThoseOdds: Four {{Mook}}s stroll into Rex's camp in the middle of the night. Just to be semi-fair, Rex only uses [[WillfullyWeak one gun]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Not only can Rex consistently [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shoot the guns out of their hands]], he can do so from 100 yards away, shooting casually from the hip while mounted.
* InTheBack: Blackie's mooks accidentially shoot him in the back.
* KarmaHoudini: The CattleBaron never got any punishment for the crimes he committed.
* LandInTheSaddle: This is part of Peter's sidekick training.
* ParodySue: Rex, naturally.
* RailroadBaron: The villain of the piece.
* RomanceInducingSmudge: Spoofed where the cattle baron's daughter has been dragged behind her horse for hours. When Rex rescues her, she has [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished only a tiny smudge on her cheek to show for it]], which Rex tenderly wipes away.
* SeenItAll: How Rex O'Herlahan knows the future. The same thing keeps happening over and over again in every town he visits.
-->'''Rex:''' All these western towns are the same.\\
'''Pete:''' Oh no! Oakwood Estates is unique!\\
'''Rex:''' Is the Matron a pretty but somehow asexual schoolmarm?\\
'''Pete:''' Yeah, but--\\
'''Rex:''' Is the Blacksmith a big jolly guy who only gets mad when his barn burns down?\\
'''Pete:''' Yeah...\\
'''Rex:''' Is the newspaper run by an idealistic young journalist who's hawked everything to buy his press?\\
'''Pete:''' Damn! ''[beat]'' Oh, wait! I know one thing this town has that the others don't! None of the other towns have--\\
'''Rex:''' The railroad coming through?\\
'''Pete:''' ''[flabbergasted]'' ''All western towns have the railroad coming through?!''
* SexAsRiteOfPassage
* TechnicalPacifist: Rex only shoots villains in the hand.
* TookALevelInBadass: Rex, after he takes care of becoming a Confident Heterosexual, and has a [[ItsPersonal "This time, it's personal!"]] moment.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Rex; he has a good-sized wagon for storing all his outfits.
* WhatADrag: Happens to the CattleBaron's daughter.