A week with Junior Bonner, a rodeo pro on the wrong side of 40, broke, bruised, and headed into Prescott, his home town, for the annual 4th of July Frontier Days. His dad, Ace, is a dissolute dreamer fixed on finding gold in Australia; his mom is resigned to Ace's roving; his brother Curly is tearing up the countryside to make a million in real estate. Junior just wants to stay on a bucking Brahma for eight seconds, hang out with Ace, find a way to spend time with a beautiful woman whose eyes catch his, and earn enough to get to next week's rodeo. As the old West and its code give way to progress, Junior is lonesome, laconic, and on the road - just where he wants to be. Written by
Steve McQueen going down his own road, tougher than ever, as "Junior Bonner"
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The wet spot on junior's mom's shirt after she comes into the house from the garden. See more
Junior 'JR' Bonner
Didn't you always save the first dance for mom, Ace?
That's a good idea, Ace.
Boys, times have changed. I changed them.
Referenced in Grindhouse
"Bound to Be Back Again"
Words and Music by Dennis Lambert
and Brian Potter
Sung by Alex Taylor
Courtesy of Capricorn Records See more