8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  25 February 1994 (USA)
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clyde Frost
Cameron Finley ...
Elsie Frost
Dustin Mayfield ...
Teenage Lane
Clyde Frost ...
Couple #1
Elsie Frost ...
Couple #2
Tuff Hedeman
Red Mitchell ...
Cody Lambert
Amarillo Cowboy
Amarillo Cowboy
Clint Burkey ...
Kellie Frost
Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
Carolyn Kyle
John Swasey ...
Drunk Cowboy


This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Hang on for the ride of your life! See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eight Seconds  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$19,604,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tuff Hedeman actually did ride an extra eight seconds in memory of Lane. See more »


When Kelly asks Cody if lane is okay in the background there is a late-'80's/early-'90s GMC pickup, even though the year is supposed to be 1983. See more »


Lane Frost: [about marriage] ... I guess it's like Bull Ridin'. You gotta stay on and try not to get bucked off.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.203 (2013) See more »


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Worthwhile, good values, true story of a Great Person.
23 June 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

After I watched this film on video, I did a Google search on Lane Frost and was pleasantly surprised by the excellent web sites in tribute to his life. Evidently the film follows Lane's life fairly accurately, and the diversions from the truth are acceptable when you consider films are in the business of making money and must appeal to a wider audience than those "who are in the know".

It is fitting that his parents said "If people remember one thing about Lane we want it to be that he was a kind person and knew Jesus." I am not a religious-churchy person at all and I add this here show you that this film is about a decent, good person; don't worry though, the film does not preach, etc.

The acting is very good, and the characters are quite believable. This is a nice film to watch with the family. I suppose if you cannot connect with the American West, or horses, or rodeos, you may want to leave this film alone, but otherwise it is a refreshing alternative to the usual Hollywood car chases, gun fights, sex and cheap jokes.

My hat comes off to Lane Frost, a person to admire.

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