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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

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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References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

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One of the worst ever
15 March 2008 | by t-boundSee all my reviews

I am always looking for movies set in Texas/Oklahoma, etc. in modern times (post-cowboy days). I expected this one to be little corny, but I was not prepared for just how bad it was. Even though it had some decent actors, they all did a terrible job or were given a terrible script and direction in this flick. Ben Johnson is one of my all-time favorite actors. Compare this to "The Last Picture Show" and he comes off as a crude redneck with emotions that I'd expect in a kids movie. Characters changed moods and attitudes from one sentence to the next. The arguments were totally irrational and disconnected. Unless you're desperate to watch bull riding and wranglers, don't waste your time with this pitiful movie.


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