"...'Art Long' (Quaid), a Fort Worth tree trimmer by day and struggling Country singer by night, enters a local 'Toughman Contest', discovering he may have a knack for knockouts. Now with the help of his street-smart corner man (Stan Shaw) and a crafty promoter (Warren Oates), Art is headed to the 'National Finals' in Detroit where all he’ll have to do is best five guys in one night on national television to win $100,000, a recording contract, and the title of Toughest Man In America. Even if Art is crazy enough to try, will he be tough enough to win it all ?..."
Co-starring Pam Grier and Wilford Brimley, with songs by T.G. Sheppard, Mickey Gilley and Dennis Quaid.
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The 1980 romantic drama was directed by James Bridges with a script by Irving Azoff and Robert Evans'. The story centered on the tumultuous love affair of a modern day cowboy and girl played by Travolta (as the hot-headed Bud) with Debra Winger as Sissy. The film also starred Scott Glenn as Sissy's abusive rebound guy, and there were appearances by country greats like Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Daniels, and Mickey Gilley.
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