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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.

Director:

Stuart Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Glenn ... H.D.
Kate Capshaw ... Jolie
Ben Johnson ... Dad
Tess Harper ... Cheryl
Gary Busey ... Clint
Balthazar Getty ... Jud
Clarence Williams III ... Virgil
Mickey Rooney ... Junior
Cynthia Mackey Cynthia Mackey ... Ambulance Attendant (as Cynthia H. Mackey)
Bill Clymer Bill Clymer ... Rodeo Announcer (voice)
Benjamin Rosenberg Benjamin Rosenberg ... Gas Station Attendant
Megan Parlen ... Becky
Jim Robnett Jim Robnett ... Guard at Bank
Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson ... Secretary
Jan Hoag ... Nurse
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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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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home Grown See more »

Filming Locations:

Guthrie, Oklahoma, USA

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Gross USA:

$3,603,615
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Last movie directed by Stuart Rosenberg. See more »

Goofs

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 lauriesdellSee 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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