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J W Coop ()


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After losing 9 years 9 months and thirteen days to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost... See more »

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J W Coop
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Mama
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Bean
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Jim Sawyer
R.L. Armstrong ...
Tooter Watson
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Rancher
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Billy Sol Gibbs
Marjorie Durant ...
Big Marge (as Marjorie Durant Dye)
Paul Harper ...
Warden Morgan
Son Hooker ...
Motorcycle Cop
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Sheriff
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Diesel Tanker Driver
Larry Mahan ...
Himself
Mary-Robin Redd ...
Bonnie May (as Mary Robin Redd)
Dennis Reiners ...
Billy Hawkins
John Ashby ...
Johnny
Kathy Beaudine ...
Nymphet Fan
Robert Christensen ...
Bobby
Larry Clayman ...
Finals Clown
Velma Cooper ...
Maylene, girl at taco stand
Sandy Dempsey ...
Cabaret Dancer
Myrtis Dightman ...
Himself
Quail Dobbs ...
Woodlake Clown
Judy Farrell ...
Barmaid
Frank Hobbs ...
Deacon
Billy Hogue ...
Himself
Charles Knapp ...
Bar Boss
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Housewife
Jim Madland ...
Himself
Bill Martinelli ...
Himself
Clyde 'Cisco' Maye ...
Himself - Bull Rider
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Deputy
Beverly Powers ...
Dora Mae
Sharron Ray ...
Herself
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Tiny the Rodeo Manager
Wayne Taylor ...
Gas Station Attendant
Augie Vallejo ...
Hector, Chico's Tacos Driver
Lex Connelly ...
Rodeo Announcer #1
Johnnie Jackson ...
Rodeo Announcer #2 Woodlake Rodeo
Mel Lambert ...
Rodeo Announcer #3
Clem McSpadden ...
Rodeo Announcer #4
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Brawler (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cliff Robertson

Written by

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Cliff Robertson ... (written by) and
Gary Cartwright ... (written by) &
Bud Shrake ... (written by) (as Edwin Shrake)

Produced by

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Bruce Graham ... associate producer
Cliff Robertson ... producer

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Don Randi
Louie Shelton

Cinematography by

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Frank Stanley ... director of photography

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Alex Beaton

Production Management

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Philip L. Parslow ... unit production manager
Herb Wallerstein ... production manager (as Herbert Wallerstein)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Philip L. Parslow ... assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Ray Mercer Jr. ... propmaster (as Ray Mercer)
Sam Moore ... propmaster

Sound Department

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Dick Le Grand ... sound effects (as Dick LeGrand)
Tom Overton ... sound
Bruce Wright ... sound

Special Effects by

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Tim Smyth ... special effects

Stunts

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Gary Leffew ... stunt rider
Fred Waugh ... stunt photographer
John Wilson ... stunt rider
John Ashby ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adam Holender ... additional photographer (as Adam Hollander)
Ross Lowell ... additional photographer
Cliff Ralke ... camera assistant
Frank Redmond ... camera assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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George Herrington ... costume supervisor
Melodie Wilson ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Stan G. Davis ... music editor (as Stan Davis)
Fred Prior ... music editor

Other crew

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Elton MacPherson ... production controller
Margaret Tary ... script supervisor
James Turley ... assistant to producer (as Jim Turley)
Skip Volk ... aerobatics
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

After losing 9 years 9 months and thirteen days to prison, cowboy J. W. Coop is released to return to life as a professional rodeo cowboy in the 60's. Determined to make up for the lost 'prime' years of his career, he doggedly goes forward, and learns that not only has the business of rodeo changed during his incarceration but society as a whole has made dramatic changes as well. Written by David Fowler

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Taglines He rides the suicide circuit. See more »
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Also Known As
  • J.W. Coop (United States)
  • J.W. Coop, a rodeó király (Hungary)
  • Der Cowboy (West Germany)
  • Rodeo (Poland)
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  • 112 min
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Trivia In-joke: During the Woodlake Rodeo sequence, the arena announcer refers to one of the cowboys as "Alex Beaton of Burbank, California." Alex Beaton was the film editor for this movie. See more »
Goofs When the motorcycle cop pulls J. W. Coop over and asks him what is the year of the car he is driving, Coop replies that is a 1949. The car is actually a 1951 Hudson. See more »

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