Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

Director: James Bridges Cast: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn

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"You a real cowboy?" John Travolta traded disco for a mechanical bull in this adaptation by James Bridges and Aaron Latham of Latham's article on Western nightlife. Texas country boy Bud (Travolta) moves to Houston to work on an oil rig with his Uncle Bob (Barry Corbin), and he swiftly becomes indoctrinated in the nighttime rituals of drinking, dancing, and showing off cowboy duds at Gilley's, the enormous local honkytonk. There he meets and marries the sassy Sissy (Debra Winger), but the honeymoon quickly ends when Sissy starts spending too much time learning the men-only skill of mechanical bull-riding from ex-con Wes (Scott Glenn); Bud throws her out and hooks up with slumming Pam (Madolyn Smith). Under the paternal tutelage of Uncle Bob, Bud then learns not only how to master the bull but also what it takes to be a real man rather than just an ersatz cowboy. With a story, cast, and setting that were essentially Saturday Night Fever country-style, Urban Cowboy was poised to be a summer 1980 hit. Although its box office did not live up to Fever's legacy, Urban Cowboy did spawn a soundtrack album of country-and-western hits and helped spur a Western fashion vogue; people from all regions began sporting cowboy boots, and mechanical bulls started replacing passé disco floors. The first of Travolta's many comebacks, Urban Cowboy provided the star with a more "manly" image after his Moment by Moment (1978) fiasco, but it was neophyte co-star Winger who got even better notices. With its Western milieu and retro view of relationships, Urban Cowboy stands as a sign of the nascent Reagan era, as '70s icon Travolta learned bull-riding himself and replaced his white polyester with a black Stetson.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0032429258496
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:14:00
Sales rank: 182

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Travolta Bud Davis
Debra Winger Sissy
Scott Glenn Wes
Madolyn Smith Pam
Barry Corbin Uncle Bob
Brooke Alderson Aunt Corene
Bonnie Raitt Musical Appearance
Cooper Huckabee Marshall
James Gammon Steve Strange
Mickey Gilley Musical Appearance
Johnny Lee Musical Appearance
Charlie Daniels Musical Appearance
Christopher Saylors Bubba
Betty Murphy Bud's Mom
Leah Geldart Bud's Sister
Keith Clemons Bud's Brother
Howard Norman Bud's Brother
Sheryl Briedel Lou Sue, Bud's Cousin
Sean Lawler Willie, Bud's Cousin
Gator Conley Gator
David Ogle Killer
Jerry Hall Sexy Sister
Lucky Mosley Plant Supervisor
Ellen March Becky (Stoney's Waitress)
Steve Chambers Truck Driver in Parking Lot
Ann Travolta Wedding Party
Anson Downes Wedding Party
Jim Gough Sissy's Dad
Robert Bush Dwight
James Harrell Minister at Gravesite
Ed Geldart Bud's Dad

Technical Credits
James Bridges Director,Screenwriter
Irving Azoff Producer
Ralph Burns Score Composer
Willie D. Burton Sound/Sound Designer
W. Stewart Campbell Art Director
C.O. Erickson Executive Producer
Robert Evans Producer
Stephen B. Grimes Production Designer
Kim Kurumada Asst. Director
Jack Larson Producer
Aaron Latham Screenwriter
George R. Nelson Set Decoration/Design
David Rawlins Editor
Patsy Swayze Choreography
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Man From Spur [5:07]
2. Honky Tonk [4:52]
3. Channel Oil [2:57]
4. Two-Step [3:41]
5. Punching Bag [5:28]
6. Just Hitched [3:15]
7. Bull Riders [6:40]
8. A Real Cowboy [5:36]
9. Tip of the Hat [3:15]
10. Industrial Accident [5:08]
11. Live Like Pigs [4:22]
12. Broken Arm [6:33]
13. Severence [2:31]
14. New Partners [7:28]
15. Out All Night [5:41]
16. Rodeo Days [5:33]
17. Sissy Rides Again [3:56]
18. Treachery of the Bull [2:14]
19. A Woman's Touch [8:21]
20. Two-Timer [5:41]
21. Lightning Strikes [6:23]
22. Indoor Rodeo [9:00]
23. Final Go-Round [6:39]
24. Armed Bandit [7:32]
25. Going Home [4:41]

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Urban Cowboy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Seen this movie when it was first released. Bought this item as a gift. have no idea if the products works correctly.
meemsTN More than 1 year ago
I had to contact the seller asking why I hadn't received the movie and this was the 27th of Dec when I ordered the movie on Dec 15th. I was informed the movie was mailed on the 15th and that it could take up to 14 business days to receive the movie. I was happy with that until I received the package. The postmark date on the generated stamp was Dec 27th, this was the date on the stamp the post office printed off to put on the package. I was not a happy person.
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