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
"Tell 'em Junior sent you"
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Did You Know?
The yellow dog that you see in the movie is the grandson to Spike the dog, from the movie Old Yeller
(1957). See more
When Ace and junior are sharing a bottle of whiskey the bottle jumps from Aces' right hand to his left between shots. 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.
References The Wild Bunch
Words and Music by Rod Hart
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