Deleted Scenes - Truck Scene

Truck Scene
Movie trailer
Contributed photo
Location: Cowley, AB, Railway Avenue and Osler Street
GPS:   49d 34m 10.02s    -114d 4m 20.16s
Map / Satellite Image: Google Link
Scene Name: Truck Scene

Travel Directions:
42 km west of Fort Macleod on Hwy 3 (Crowsnest Hwy). Right (north) onto Hwy 510 / Range Road 1-3, left (west) onto Railway Avenue. Osler is the second street. Note: Call sheets also place this scene as possibly in Carseland, AB; see Deleted Scenes, Signal Gas Station.

The Truck Scene probably shows the boys as they ride with the Basque to the sheep staging area.


We see them pull out of Signal in an Agency pickup driven by a short, silent BASQUE. ENNIS looks hangover [sic], holds his head. JACK, though, is sharp and alert.

They pass the gas station. ENNIS glimpses the same sour old man, sitting on the tractor tire.


You boys need to stick close to them sheep. Don’t let ’em stray. Joe’ll have your ass, if you do.


Friend, you worry ’bout the drivin’. We’ll worry ’bout the sheep.

They drive on in silence.

[Script excerpt]

David Trimble, who played the Basque, recalls that a companion “return” Truck Scene was filmed in which he drove the boys back to Signal, in silence, at the end of their Brokeback summer. To date, we have been unable to find any script references to the “return” scene. (If you are aware of one, please let us know!)

Trimble also remembers that there was heavy rain on the day this scene was filmed, and that the sound of the rain was very loud. Perhaps technical considerations made it necessary to omit this scene from the film. Alternately, like the Signal Gas Station scene which it alludes to, the Truck Scene may have been cut in order to propel the action to the critical mountain scenes which follow it.

“We’ll worry ’bout the sheep.”

Pictures of surrounding area:






For more pictures taken near this location see
DVD Chapter 1,
00 01 38, 00 01 51, 00 02 07, 00 02 20;
Chapter 8,
00 42 27, 00 42 45; Chapter 9, 00 45 05.


  Revised 18 April 2010