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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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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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Drama | Western

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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The opening scenes of J.W. Coop walking out of prison were shot in McAlester, OK . The white washed large gate is the entrance to the rodeo arena of the Oklahoma State Prison. And 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 »

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When the motorcycle cop pulls J. W. Coop over and asks him what is the year of the car he is driving, Coop replies that is a 1949. The car is actually a 1951 Hudson. See more »

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COOP? How do you spell that?
27 January 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Growing up in the Mid_West, the concept of `art' film was quite foreign to me in 1971. The first time I saw J.W. Coop, it struck me like a thunderbolt. Lots of ambin' around, reaction shots, quiet confidence, pseudo-documentary style, unspoken sub text…WOW.

A labor love for Cliff Robertson, JW COOP is an indie-like movie developed in the 1970's studio system, where titles like POSEIDON ADVENTURE and TOWERING INFERNO were the only things that made sense at the time.

As a result, studio-type compromises are evident throughout--Christina Ferrare is atrocious as the hippie-chick who interjects JW's dust covered mind-set to the present. I'm certain the original script-by Gary Cartwright and the ingenious Bud Shrake was likely funnier…and edgier.

What's left is still engaging, and the rest of the supporting cast is solid, the story interesting--spiced with wonderful little vignettes throughout. I highly recommend.


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