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J.W. Coop (1971)

 -  Drama | Western  -  1 January 1972 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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J.W. Coop
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Mama
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Bean
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Jim Sawyer
R.L. Armstrong ...
Tooter Watson
John Crawford ...
Rancher
Wade Crosby ...
Billy Sol Gibbs
Marjorie Durant ...
Big Marge (as Marjorie Durant Dye)
Paul Harper ...
Warden Morgan
Son Hooker ...
Motorcycle Cop
Richard Kennedy ...
Sheriff
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Diesel Tanker Driver
Larry Mahan ...
Himself
Mary-Robin Redd ...
Bonnie May
Dennis Reiners ...
Billy Hawkins
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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 David Fowler

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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During the Woodlake Rodeo sequence, the arena announcer refers to one of the cowboys as "Alex Beaton of Burbank, California." Alex Beaton was the film editor for this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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15 July 2004 | by (Whaleyville, VA) – See all my reviews

just reading the blurb and knowing that Cliff Robertson was a part of the film was enough for me to know that this was going to be a gem [although Robertson has made some horrible movies]. I got a pal of mine at work to run me a copy iny], and it surpassed my expectations. This film increased my resolve to attend rodeo school. Because it was something I always wanted and at forty-one years of age and never having ridden a horse I gave my wife and daughter a kiss and piled in my car for Georgia and the time of my life. Why rodeo? In the words of the author of RODEO: the Suicide Circuit, because it is the last place in these hard times where a man with nothing can meet it head on on his own *#*# terms and maybe do something. JW Coop conveys this perfectly. But this movie is not simply about rodeo. Like the film, the SAND PEBBLES, a man is trying to translate his existence into something meaningful. It is about a nobody going after the only thing in his life that makes sense. Just writing about it gets my blood up.

Some would disagree with the ending, but I can see it no other way. If you want to see a movie about a man going after life this is one film sure to satisfy. I give JW COOP a three star [out of four] and it stands as one of my favorites.


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