After losing 9 years 9 months and thirteen days to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost 'prime' years of his career, he doggedly goes forward, and learns that not only has the business of rodeo changed during his incarceration but society as a whole has made dramatic changes as well. Written by
He rides the suicide circuit.
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Did You Know?
The opening scenes of J.W. Coop walking out of prison were shot in McAlester, OK. The whitewashed large gate is the entrance to the rodeo arena of the Oklahoma State Prison. Where he gets on a bus with his gear is across the street from the main entrance to the prison. Also, several more shots were in the downtown part of McAlester on Main Street. See more
At the very end, when JW is being dragged off to the side of the arena, the cast is on his left leg. In the final shot of him lying on the side of the arena, the cast is gone. See more