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Urban Cowboy

The movie Urban Cowboy was based on the book Urban Cowboy (story).

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Movie details for Urban Cowboy

The movie was released in 1980. Urban Cowboy was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include John Travolta and Charlie Daniels.

 

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John Travolta traded in disco duds for a cowboy hat in this corny love story about a working man who breaks up with his girlfriend (Debra Winger), then plays out their relationship's turmoil inside a huge honky-tonk called Gilley's. The story essentially ... Read More
John Travolta traded in disco duds for a cowboy hat in this corny love story about a working man who breaks up with his girlfriend (Debra Winger), then plays out their relationship's turmoil inside a huge honky-tonk called Gilley's. The story essentially parallels Travolta's prior hit film, Saturday Night Fever, in its blend of ordinary life, incomplete relationships, and personal pride channeled into niche stardom at a neighborhood club. But for all its regional flavor, Urban Cowboy never enjoys the immediacy and urgency of Fever, and after awhile you can't help but feel bemused by the macho silliness of ongoing "mechanical bull" competitions (basically a faux rodeo device only brave men can master at great chiropractic risk). The Travolta-Winger relationship is pure soap, as well. But this film really is a kind of time-capsule piece on a lot of levels--notably Travolta's career and late '70s Western kitsch--and while it's silly, it's certainly not disagreeable. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Urban Cowboy (story)

Urban Cowboy (story) was written by Aaron Latham. The book was published in 1980 by Bantam Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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