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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)

PG  |   |  Drama, Western  |  1 March 1991 (USA)
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A rodeo rider decides to quit his line of work after a serious injury, but when he visits his family and finds out that his dad is not well, he'll have to risk it one more time.

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Cynthia Mackey ...
Ambulance attendant (as Cynthia H. Mackey)
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A rodeo rider decides to quit his line of work after a serious injury, but when he visits his family and finds out that his dad is not well, he'll have to risk it one more time.

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Drama | Western

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1 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mina hjältar har alltid varit cowboys  »

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Lane Frost was originally going to perform the stunts for the main character (H.D. Dalton), and his wife Kellie Kyle-Frost (now Macy) was working as stunt coordinator for the film at the time of Lane's death at the 1989 Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY. After Lane's death, his good friend Tuff Hedeman performed the stunt work. See more »

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During one scene, HD and Jesse come out to the truck and find Jud waiting for them. Jud's hair has been cut and his earring is gone. "Starting to get with the program," Jesse says. In a subsequent scene HD and Virgil are jogging behind Jesse and Jud riding on the tractor. In this scene Jud has long hair again and is wearing the earring. See more »

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A story about a father & a son.
21 December 2002 | by (Brunswick, Maine.) – See all my reviews

HD has led a life of rodeo-ing and honky tonkin. An injury while bull riding forces him to return home to recupperate. When he gets there he finds that his sister and her idiot husband have put HD's dad into a nursing home and are trying to take the farm. HD's old girlfriend from childhood also comes back into his life and soon HD has to return to bull riding to win the $100,000.00 prize, fend off his sister, keep his dad from the old folks home, and win the love of his life.

This has become one of my most favorite films. I love Scott Glenn and Ben Johnson and this story always brings a tear to my eyes. A must see. Its a bit corny and low budget but damn worth your time.


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