Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the refinery where his uncle works. He also meets Sissy, a cowgirl, and they fall in love and suddenly get married. And then their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy allegedly seeing con man Wes, who teaches her how to ride the mechanical bull...and plans to rob Gilley's. When a bull-riding contest is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy? Written by
Hard Hat Days And Honky-Tonk Nights.
Did You Know?
To prepare for his lead role, star John Travolta
frequented clubs and bars in Houston, Texas, particularly Gilley's, the picture's main real-life central locale honky-tonk. See more
When Sissy and Wes are in his trailer and Wes is still in bed asleep. In the shot, he is laying on his back with the fan blowing on him. In another camera angle, his feet hang off the bed with his toes facing the floor, therefore sleeping on his stomach. See more
You know Bud; sometimes even a cowboy's gotta swallow his pride to hold on to somebody he loves.
What do you mean?
Hell I know, I pretty near lost Corrine and the kids a couple of times just 'cause of pride. You know you think that ol' pride's gonna choke you going down but I tell you what ain't a night goes by I don't thank the boss up there for giving me a big enough throat. 'Cause without Corrine and them kids hell I'd just be another pile of dog shit in the canteloupe patch just drawing ...
Referenced in Searching for Debra Winger
Written by Michael Martin Murphey
(as Michael Murphy)
Performed by Johnny Lee
Dro-N-Sis Music (BMI) See more