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?
In an interview with Scott Glenn (Wes Hightower), he stated that he had a bit of an attitude problem back then and would refuse to audition for roles. The producers wanted him to audition and Scott would have none of it; It's unknown how Scott orchestrated this exactly, but he arranged to be at Gilley's when the Producer's were there; and in character and in costume, and in front of the producers, he approached the biggest, roughest looking guy at the bar and told him, "you're sitting in my seat and you need to leave immediately" (loose paraphrase); luckily, according to Scott, the guy got up and left the bar stool; thus Scott was hired on the spot as Wes Hightower. See more
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
Damn Bud, Ya'll live like pigs!