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The Ride (I) (1997)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  15 October 1997 (USA)
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A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.

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Smokey Banks used to be one of the greatest bull riders in rodeo. But for the last few years this has-been cowboy has been riding the bookie and the bottle more, and taking a far worse beating than any bull ever delivered. Now, through a strange and sudden set of events, he is given an option : go to jail, or be a cowboy teacher at a Boy's Ranch. Saddled with a dozen young boys wild as any bull he ever faced, his mission was simple: teach young Danny (Brock Pierce) how to ride a bull. Very reluctantly, Smokey agrees, not realizing that Danny will be far more of a teacher to him than he ever dreamed. Written by Mckenzie2467

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Drama | Family | Sport | Western

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Rated PG for some violence, mild language and thematic material

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$189,635 (USA) (6 March 1998)
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Eat Your Heart Out
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Powerful film, but enjoyable for all!
28 February 1999 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

This movie has an awesome message, as well and a very compelling story. It is very easy to identify with Smoky Banks, and it is heartwarming to see how Danny's persistence and unconditional love can help change even the hardest heart. I would recommend it for every family! But don't stop there; let your friends and relatives see it also, because it has a message that you will never forget!


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