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.
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According to the TCMDb, "In the last two weeks, the shoot moved to Los Angeles where an East L.A. trailer park subbed for Bud's Houston digs. One day, gunfire suddenly peppered the set. According to a security guard, six men with sawed-off shotguns came over an embankment on the set's perimeter, firing away. It was believed, though never proven, that the assailants were members of a local street gang. No one was injured, but Travolta was badly shaken, and the remainder of filming was done on a soundstage". See more
When Bud fights Wes outside the diner, several people break them up. At this point,Steve calls Wes, " Scotty " ( Scott Glenn ) 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 ...
Featured in I Love the '80s: 1980
Here Comes The Hurt Again
Written by Jerry Foster
and Bill Rice
Performed by Mickey Gilley
Jack And Bill Music Company See more