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Urban Cowboy

Year:
Duration:
132 min
Genres:
Drama | Western
IMDB rate:
6.1
Director:
James Bridges
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1980-06-06
Filming Locations: 2213 Westside Drive, Deer Park, Texas, USA
Earnings
Gross: $53,300,000 (USA) Rentals $23,810,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Madolyn Smith Osborne
Madolyn Smith Osborne
Urban Cowboy
John Travolta
Bud
Debra Winger
Sissy
Scott Glenn
Wes
Barry Corbin
Uncle Bob
Brooke Alderson
Aunt Corene
Cooper Huckabee
Marshall
James Gammon
Steve Strange
Mickey Gilley
Himself
Johnny Lee
Himself
Bonnie Raitt
Herself
Charlie Daniels
Himself (as Charlie Daniels Band)
Taz Di Gregorio
Himself (as Charlie Daniels Band)
Charlie Hayward
Himself (as Charlie Daniels Band)
Betty Murphy
Bud's Mom
Ed Geldart
Bud's Dad
Leah Geldart
Bud's Sister
Keith Clemons
Bud's Brother
Howard Norman
Bud's Brother
Sheryl Briedel
Lou Sue
Sean Lawler
Willie
Gator Conley
Gator
Minnie Elerick
Minnie
David Ogle
Killer
Bret Williams
Wayne
Tamara Champlin
Gilley Background Vocalist (as Tamara Matuesian)
Becky Conway
Gilley Background Vocalist
Sherwood Cryer
Sherwood Cryer
Jerry Hall
Sexy Sister
Cyndy Hall
Sexy Sister
Lucky Mosley
Plant Supervisor
Zetta Raney
Chrystal
Ellen March
Becky
Gina Alexander
Waitress #2
Steven Chambers
Truck Driver in Parking Lot (as Steve Chambers)
Ann Travolta
Wedding Party
Anson Downes
Wedding Party
W.P. Wright III
Gilley's Bartender
Steve Strange
Sam Strange
Norman Tucker
Norman (Bullrider)
Debie Tucker
Debbie
Jessie La Rive
Jessie
Bettye Fitzpatrick
Sissy's Mom
Jim Gough
Sissy's Dad
Connie Hanson
Marshalene
Glenn Holtzman
Plant Foreman
Christopher Saylors
Bubba
Daniel Heintschel Jr.
Big 'C'
Ben P. Brannon III
Ben
Robert Lewis Bush
Dwight (as Robert Bush)
James N. Harrell
Minister at Gravesite
Julie Bailey
Singer at Gravesite
Gene McLaughlin
Trick Roper
Justine Albree
Pam's Girlfriend #2 (uncredited)
Steve M. Clark
Gilley's Bar Patron (uncredited)
Terry Holbrook
Girl at Bar (uncredited)
Greg Korin
Barfly (uncredited)
Jake Messinger
Dancer / Backup Singer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Debut film of actor Barry Corbin and actress Madolyn Smith Osborne and the debut produced screenplay of writer Aaron Latham.
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During the production shoot of this movie, disco outfit The Bee Gees, who had provided much of the soundtrack for John Travolta's earlier hit disco movie Saturday Night Fever (1977), played in Houston, Texas, whereupon Travolta accompanied them on stage.
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The film's director James Bridges said of this movie for the picture's publicity: "The film is a real look at the lifestyle of a mechanized West and the need for fantasy by those in contemporary society who work daily in dangerous jobs. In the saloon they go to at night after work these men create another reality for themselves, almost a small town where they live the cowboy myth".
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Goofs
Scene with Wes drinking tequila with Sissy - he states "la vida luna" - "the crazy life." "La vida luna" translates to: "the moon life." He should have said "la vida loca."
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During the first kissing scene between Wes and Sissy in Wes' trailer, the shadow of a crew person can be seen in the reflection on the kitchen cabinet.
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After Bud takes Sissy's blindfold off and shows her their new mobile home, you can see two crewman behind the home next door, one moving quickly to get off camera.
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Quotes
Uncle Bob: Uh-oh, get out the Alka-Seltzer.
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Uncle Bob: You know Bud; sometimes even a cowboy's gotta swallow his pride to hold on to somebody he loves.
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Sissy: My legs are sweatin', momma.
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Faq
Q
How does it end?
A
Bud wins the mechanical bull riding contest.Realizing he doesn't love her, Pam confesses to Bud about the letter Sissy left him in his trailer, which she tore up.After seeing Sissy with a black eye, Bud hits Wes, who just robbed Gilley's.Bud and Sissy ride away together, in his pickup truck.
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Photos from cast
Madolyn Smith Osborne