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?
During the National Finals Rodeo sequence when the rodeo announcer is talking, the man with a cowboy hat and blue sport coat on and a blue scarf tie is Clem McSpadden
. He was a nephew of Will Rogers
and was a longtime Oklahoma State Senator. He was from Claremore, as was Will Rogers. He was also a famed rodeo announcer professionally. 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