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
Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.
Did You Know?
The prison where the prisoner's rodeo was filmed is the Huntsville Unit. It houses Texas' death chamber and is the most active death chamber in the United States. See more
Scene with Wes drinking tequila with Sissy - he states "la vida luna" - "the crazy life." "La vida luna" translates to: "the moon life." He should have said "la vida loca." See more
Uncle Bob wanted you to be happy. Are you happy?
Yep, yes I am. You?
Yep, I finally got what I wanted. I got a real cowboy.
And I got what I wanted. I finally got myself a real lady.
Bud, the family car's waiting.
The family car's waiting.
Referenced in Pulp Fiction
Orange Blossom Special
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band See more