Urban Cowboy theatrical poster
|Directed by||James Bridges|
|Produced by||Irving Azoff|
|Written by||James Bridges|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||June 6, 1980|
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Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between cowboy Bud Davis (John Travolta) and cowgirl Sissy (Debra Winger). The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the While most films have some aspect of romance between characters (at least as a Subplot) a romance film can be loosely defined as any Film in which the central A cowboy is an animal Herder who tends Cattle on Ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback and often performs a multitude of Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress.
The movie starts out with Bud Davis moving to Pasadena, Texas from Spur, Texas. Pasadena ( is a City south of Houston in Harris County Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area Spur is a city in Dickens County, Texas, United States. As of the 2000 census the city had a total population of 1088 He soon finds work at an oil refinery with his uncle Bob. A refinery is composed of a group of Chemical engineering unit processes and Unit operations used for Refining certain materials or converting Bud quickly discovers and embraces the city's nightlife, which is centered around a bar called Gilley's (a real country bar owned by country singer Mickey Gilley). Gilley's is a famed Bar / Honky tonk founded in 1971 by country singer Mickey Gilley in Pasadena Texas. Mickey Gilley (b Mickey Leroy Gilley March 9, 1936) is an American Country music Singer and Musician.
Bud meets Sissy in Gilley's, and after a quick courtship, the two get married. It isn't long after the wedding that they visit the bar, and they learn that a mechanical bull has been installed recently. A mechanical bull is a Machine -operated ride that replicates the sensation of riding a bull. Bud finds himself excelling at the mechanical rodeo, but feels both protective and perhaps a bit threatened by Sissy's desire to learn to ride. Bud forbids Sissy from riding it, causing a rift in their still new relationship.
While Bud is working at the refinery, Sissy decides she is going to learn how to ride the mechanical bull to impress her over-protective husband. She goes back to bar and rides the bull during the day, keeping her lessons a secret from Bud.
Once Sissy has perfected her bull riding technique with the help of an ex-convict (Wes Hightower, portrayed by Scott Glenn) that has begun working at the bar, she decides to reveal her new talent to her husband. Theodore Scott Glenn (born January 26) is an American character Actor with a deadpan face serious demeanor and flat delivery spiced with occasional sarcasm Sissy rides and the crowd marvels at how well she does. Jealous of the attention, Bud decides he is going to show her up despite the back injury he had sustained at work that day. Operating the mechanical bull is the ex-convict Wes, who has developed an attraction to Sissy during their daily lessons. Wes sees Bud's attempt to ride as an opportunity to move in on Sissy because of the obvious fight that is escalating between her and Bud at the bar. Bud is thrown from the bull, breaking his arm and further injuring his back. The two separate at the bar.
Sissy then tries to go to bed with Wes, but stops before doing anything. Bud, though, really goes to bed with a girl he met at Gilley's, Pam (Madolyn Smith). Madolyn Smith Osborne (born January 1, 1957, in Albuquerque New Mexico) is an American Actress. The next day, Sissy returns to the trailer and finds it empty. She leaves a note for Bud to meet her at Gilley's, but Pam later hides it. Bud, not knowing of Sissy's note, starts to train for an upcoming bullriding contest and blows Sissy off when he sees her. Sissy, angry at Bud, starts an affair with Wes, who is also planning to take part in the bullriding contest.
Finally, the day of the contest arrives, with Bud and Wes pitted against several other contestants for the $5,000 grand prize. Both Bud and Wes make it to the final round with three other contestants, with Bud eventually emerging victorious by one point. After accepting his award, Bud's girlfriend Pam urges him to reconcile with Sissy, since she believes he trained and won for Sissy and not for her. Bud and Sissy reconcile.
The movie's screenplay was adapted by Aaron Latham and James Bridges from an article in a men's magazine on Western nightlife written by Latham. Aaron Latham is a Journalist who wrote the article that inspired the movie Urban Cowboy and co-wrote its script with director James Bridges. For the British architect born c 1725 see James Bridges (architect. The movie was directed by Bridges. The movie spawned a hit soundtrack album featuring such songs as Johnny Lee's "Lookin' for Love", Mickey Gilley's "Stand by Me" "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" sung by the Charlie Daniels Band, the mega Anne Murray hit "Could I Have This Dance"(#3 A/C) and the top 5 hit "Love The World Away" by country superstar Kenny Rogers. Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City Texas) is a Legendary American Country Music Singer. " Lookin' for Love " is a song made famous by Country music singer Johnny Lee. Mickey Gilley (b Mickey Leroy Gilley March 9, 1936) is an American Country music Singer and Musician. " Stand by Me " is the title of a song performed by Ben E " The Devil Went Down to Georgia " is a song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band and released on their 1979 album Million Mile Reflections Charlie Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American musician famous for his contributions to Anne Murray CC ONS (born Morna Anne Murray on June 20 1945 is a Canadian singer Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston Texas) is an American Country music Singer-songwriter The film is said to have started the 80's boom in country music appeal. The film grossed almost $54 million in the United States alone, more than Saturday Night Fever (plus a further $24,000,000 in video rentals) and is considered to be John Travolta's last major hit before a series of flops in the upcoming decade. Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 film starring John Travolta as Tony Manero a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated