Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle and his family. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, the popular nightclub owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the oil refinery where his uncle works, hoping to save enough money to buy some land. He also meets a cowgirl named Sissy, they dance together, 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 at Gilley's is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy?
Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.
Did You Know?
At the beginning of the film Bud is headed east on Memorial Drive towards downtown Houston. Practically speaking he would not be on this road when driving from Spur to Pasadena, Tx as Spur is North of Houston and Pasadena is far east of downtown. If he happened to be coming from the west he would be traveling on Interstate 10. Memorial drive would be out of his way. See more
All cowboys ain't dumb. Some of 'em got smarts real good, like me.
The version that NBC ran in 1983 had about 12 minutes of out-take put back, to expand the film for a three-hour time slot. See more
Referenced in Crap Shoot: The Documentary
The Moon Just Turned Blue
Written by JD Souther
Performed by JD Souther See more