After losing eight years 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
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
When JW is sitting on a bull, he is introduced to "Hot Pistol" whomever, and Larry Mahan; he asks for tips on riding the bull, and is told something about "marking him out"; there is no mark out rule in bull riding. See more