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Urban Cowboy

5.2
745
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Original title
Urban Cowboy
Year
Running time
132 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
James Bridges, Aaron Latham
Music
Ralph Burns
Cinematography
Reynaldo Villalobos
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures / Robert Evans Company
Genre
Romance. Comedy. Drama | Romantic Comedy. Southern Gothic
Synopsis / Plot
John Travolta and Debra Winger star in this cowboy version of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, in which all the action takes place at Gilleys country-western bar, a rough-and-tumble honky-tonk in the heart of Houston. Travolta plays Bud, a young country farmer who moves to the city to find work at an oil refinery and finds love with Sissy (Winger), a cowgirl of easy virtue and spirit. The two country-western singles fall in love on the dance floor of Gilleys and quickly marry only to discover that their workaday life is harder to cope with than they imagined, lightened only by hard-drinking weekends of glory at Gilleys, where they’re both local heroes, line-dancing and strutting their stuff until dawn. In between crowd-pleasing rides on the clubs mechanical bull, Bud and Sissy struggle to keep their new romance alive despite the competitive attentions of a new cowboy in town, a bull-riding ex-convict (Scott Glenn) who has his eye on Sissy.
Awards
1980: 2 Nominations Golden Globes: Supporting Actress and New Star (Debra Winger)
1980: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress
1980: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Debra Winger)
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