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Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance, Western  |  6 June 1980 (USA)
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Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

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Bud
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Wes
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Pam (as Madolyn Smith)
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Uncle Bob
Brooke Alderson ...
Aunt Corene
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Marshall
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Mickey Gilley ...
Himself
Johnny Lee ...
Himself
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Herself
Charlie Daniels ...
Himself (as Charlie Daniels Band)
Taz Di Gregorio ...
Himself (as Charlie Daniels Band)
Charlie Hayward ...
Himself (as Charlie Daniels Band)
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Bud's Mom
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Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle and his family. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, the popular nightclub owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the oil refinery where his uncle works, hoping to save enough money to buy some land. He also meets a cowgirl named Sissy, they dance together, 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 at Gilley's is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy? Written by watzdabigdeal <watzdabigdeal@aol.com>

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Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Cowboy de ciudad  »

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Trivia

This picture was the movie that John Travolta did instead after turning down the lead role in Paul Schrader's American Gigolo (1980). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Bud: [to Wes] HEY TATTOO! You see this here? That there's a weddin' ring. That means we're married! She's MINE, okay?
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All Night Long
Written by Joe Walsh
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Wow & Flutter Music (ASCAP)
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What a sound track !
12 March 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The music in this movie is worth renting alone. You also get John Travolta and Debra Winger in a wonderful story about bull riding, beer, and finding true love in Texas. The two kiss scenes with John and Debra are classics. The first one on the dance floor makes you want to get up and dance. The final kiss scene completes the film with a happy ending. Even if you're not a "hick" check out this film.


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