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Urban Cowboy (1980)

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

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(story "The Ballad of the Urban Cowboy"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bud
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Wes
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Pam (as Madolyn Smith)
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Brooke Alderson ...
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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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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Urban Cowboy  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$53,300,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sissy Spacek and Michelle Pfeiffer were amongst the main actresses considered for the lead female role of "Sissy" (and having the same first name as Spacek), with the part in the end being cast with Debra Winger. See more »

Goofs

Bud's truck does not have a Texas Inspection Certificate sticker on its driver's side windshield - a strictly enforced requirement for all Texas-registered passenger vehicles and light trucks since 1950. See more »

Quotes

Sissy: You a real cowboy?
Bud: Well that depends on what you think a real cowboy is?
Sissy: Know how to do 2-step?
Bud: You bet.
Sissy: Wanna prove it?
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Soundtracks

Here You Come Again
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Gilley's 'Urban Cowboy' Band
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Vinnie Barbarino does the Texas 2 Step
27 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I bellied up to the bar expecting this to be a hot beer on a sweltering Texas day but was pleasantly surprised. After suffering through "Saturday Night Foolishness" I had no desire to see a re-make in some south Texas barnyard....and I didn't. John Revolta was good as the jealous redneck, Scott Glenn was well cast as a thuggie ex-con, and Debra Winger was, as always, a delight. *Love that woman* Plus, the soundtrack was dynamite [and this comes from a guy that can't stand the sound of country music]. A fun film all the way.


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