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Cowboy Up (2001)

Two brothers, One is a bull rider, the other a rodeo bullfighter/stock contractor, clash over the love of barrel racer Celia Jones, while each comes into their own in their respective field in the rodeo world.

Director:

Xavier Koller

Writer:

James Redford
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Hank Braxton
Marcus Thomas ... Ely Braxton
Daryl Hannah ... Celia Jones
Melinda Dillon ... Rose Braxton
Molly Ringwald ... Connie
Russell Means ... Joe
Anthony Lucero ... Jed
Bo Hopkins ... Ray Drupp
Pete Postlethwaite ... Reid Braxton
Timothy Daly ... Young Ely
Julian Daly Julian Daly ... Young Hank
Al Corley ... Dr. Fremont
Georgina Lightning ... Brenda
Nataanii Nez Means Nataanii Nez Means ... Troy
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Eddie (as Robert G. Miranda)
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Storyline

Two brothers, One is a bull rider, the other a rodeo bullfighter/stock contractor, clash over the love of barrel racer Celia Jones, while each comes into their own in their respective field in the rodeo world.

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Professional bullriding. Not sport... war. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, a scene of sensuality, and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The second of two movies with Darryl Hanah that was filmed in Santa Barbara County, California. The first was My Favorite Martian (1999). See more »

Quotes

Ely Braxton: I didn't choose rodeo, it sort of chose... me.
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Connections

Referenced in Veronica Mars: Of Vice and Men (2006) See more »

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Bad story. Good everything else.
5 September 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Cowboy Up" revolves around a contemporary rodeo bull-rider (Thomas), his family, and friends. Earnest in purpose with good art and technicals, this flick (aka "Ring of Fire") fizzels on story. The central character is a stoic, brooding, self-centered, self-destructive guy haunted by patriarchal issues making it difficult to really care about him and how the film plays out. The film is also fraught with inconsistencies such as Sutherland telling his brother not to ride of it will kill him and later telling him he'll be fine....etc. "CU" may have some entertainment value for those interested in rodeo though serious cowboys will likely scoff at this clumsy story and be disappointed in the minimal amount of actual rodeo action in the film. Best saved for broadcast. (C-)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hearts and Bones See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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