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Convict Cowboy (1995)

Rodeo-cum-prison movie about an ageing rodeo star bonding with a young rookie while they both serve time

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Rod Holcomb

Writers:

Rick Way, Jim Lindsay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight ... Ry Weston
Kyle Chandler ... Clay Treyton
Marcia Gay Harden ... Maggie
Ben Gazzara ... Warden
Glenn Plummer ... Lattrell
Stephen McHattie ... Jagges
Dean Wray ... Earl
Tom Heaton ... Lon
Jeremy Ratchford ... Bob
Bill Croft ... Bishop
Zook Matthews Zook Matthews ... Savoy
Fred Perron Fred Perron ... Jitters
Tyrone Benskin ... Curtis
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Otis
Dave Houlsen Dave Houlsen ... Rodeo Announcer
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Storyline

Being drunk, a young guy Clay Treyton had a fight with the police, and as a result ended up in jail. He is sent to a prison ranch, where Clay asks to get him a job with horses. There, his immediate boss is a senior cowboy named Ry Weston, who is in conflict with a criminal who supplies drugs to the ranch. Weston forbade the use of the ranch as a transit base for his drug trafficking, and now the life of a brave cowboy is constantly at risk. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brownwood Prison - Rodeo hinter Gittern See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Nothing But A Watchable TV Movie
22 July 2010 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

"Convict Cowboy" is a good chance to see Jon Voight acting nicely, something very different of his latest performances where most of his characters are annoying and bossy. Also a good chance to see Kyle Chandler with a fine performance too. Here Chandler plays a drunken cowboy who was arrested after invading a shop. He's sent to a country prison where most of the prisoners's job is taking care of the horses, and join rodeos like the cowboy of the title played by Voight, convict of murder and sentenced to remain all his days in prison. They start to work together and develop a strict sense of trust and friendship.

Nothing happens in the plot except the involvement between Chandler and some dangerous inmates who keep bothering him to make some drug transfers to them. You'd probably seen that many times before in other prison movies. And of course there's the rodeo, eight seconds on the bull, dramatic moments with slow motion scenes and that kid of stuff.

A movie to watch when you have nothing better to do, or if you're a fan of Voight, Chandler, Marcia Gay Harden (she plays an veterinary and love interest of Voight's character), Ben Gazzara, Glenn Plummer and Stephen McHattie (best performance in the movie as the villain). That's it! 6/10


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