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8 Seconds (1994)

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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

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John G. Avildsen

Writer:

Monte Merrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Rebhorn ... Clyde Frost
Cameron Finley ... Young Lane
Carrie Snodgress ... Elsie Frost
Dustin Mayfield Dustin Mayfield ... Teenage Lane
Clyde Frost Clyde Frost ... Couple #1
Elsie Frost Elsie Frost ... Couple #2
Luke Perry ... Lane Frost
Stephen Baldwin ... Tuff Hedeman
Red Mitchell Red Mitchell ... Cody Lambert
Gabriel Folse ... Amarillo Cowboy
Joe Stevens ... Amarillo Cowboy
Clint Burkey Clint Burkey ... Travis
Cynthia Geary ... Kellie Frost
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Carolyn Kyle
John Swasey ... Drunk Cowboy
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Storyline

This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Champions aren't raised. They're clocked. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight Seconds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,369,037, 27 February 1994

Gross USA:

$19,623,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,623,396
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of filming, a bronze memorial statue of Lane Frost riding a bull was dedicated at the Frontier Days Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Luke Perry attended the dedication, as did Frost's parents and widow. See more »

Goofs

The movie shows Lane (Luke Perry) and Kellie (Cynthia Geary) getting married, and having the reception, at Kellie's family ranch in 1984. However, Lane and Kellie's wedding ceremony and reception were held at the United Methodist Church in Quanah, TX in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Lane Frost: [about marriage] ... I guess it's like Bull Ridin'. You gotta stay on and try not to get bucked off.
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Connections

Referenced in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Reunion (2017) See more »

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Lane's Theme
Bill Conti
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More than just country.
18 October 1999 | by Topdog-3See all my reviews

The viewers out there who don't want to watch this movie because it is about the rodeo or has a country theme are missing a heck of a lot more than cowboys and cowflop. This movie deals with much more than bullriding. It deals with relationships, dreams, love and life in general. This movie really made me think about a lot of things, to me that is what determines if a movie is worth watching. Not that I am against a good action or comedy flick. But when one of these movies comes along it is really a shame if it is missed.


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