Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the refinery where his uncle works. He also meets Sissy, a cowgirl, and they 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 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?
Studio executives were against casting Debra Winger
in the lead role at first. Director James Bridges
threatened to quit the film unless she was cast. They eventually approved the casting. See more
After Bud takes Sissy's blindfold off and shows her their new mobile home, you can see two crewman behind the home next door, one moving quickly to get off camera. See more
Damn Bud, Ya'll live like pigs!
Orange Blossom Special
Performed by The Charlie Daniels Band See more