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The Ride (1997)

A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.

Director:

Michael O. Sajbel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Smokey Banks
Charles Young ... Honeycut
Clarence Felder ... Mike Stillwell
Brock Pierce ... Danny O'Neil
Coy Huffman Coy Huffman ... Announcer #1
Jennifer O'Neill ... Ellen Stillwell
Chris Owen ... Steve
Martin Spanjers ... George
Marco Savittieri Marco Savittieri ... Dennis
Christian Gallego Christian Gallego ... Rocky
Lucas Ford-Rawson Lucas Ford-Rawson ... Guy
Matt Jensen Matt Jensen ... Guy
Cameron Mullins Cameron Mullins ... Guy
Conrad Rustenburg Conrad Rustenburg ... Guy
Branson Sanabria Branson Sanabria ... Guy
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Storyline

Smokey Banks used to be one of the greatest bull riders in rodeo. But for the last few years this has-been cowboy has been riding the bookie and the bottle more, and taking a far worse beating than any bull ever delivered. Now, through a strange and sudden set of events, he is given an option : go to jail, or be a cowboy teacher at a Boy's Ranch. Saddled with a dozen young boys wild as any bull he ever faced, his mission was simple: teach young Danny (Brock Pierce) how to ride a bull. Very reluctantly, Smokey agrees, not realizing that Danny will be far more of a teacher to him than he ever dreamed. Written by Mckenzie2467

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence, mild language and thematic material

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Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Written by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce
Performed by Willie Nelson
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Predictable, but enjoyable
23 June 2002 | by satterwhSee all my reviews

At the beginning, I had no expectations. When I identified it as a religious film, my expectations came in low. I found the film to be quite enjoyable, however ... even though I was predicting events before they were shown. This is definitely a film the entire family can watch together, and those are rare today. Performances aren't Academy Award material, but they fit the film quite well. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rodeo See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,332, 7 December 1997

Gross USA:

$86,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,307
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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