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8 Seconds (1994)




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Luke Perry stars in this biography of the late Lane Frost, a champion bull rider who in 1987 won a rodeo world championship at the tender age of 21. In Eight Seconds (the title refers to the minimum amount of time a rider must stay on a bull in competition), Lane Frost is a young man from Oklahoma who learns to ride, hoping to win the approval of his emotionally distant father. As Lane works his way up the rodeo circuit with his best friend Tuff Hedeman (Stephen Baldwin), he meets Kelly Kyle (Cynthia Geary), a pretty barrel-race rider with whom he falls in love. Lane and Kelly marry, but Lane stubbornly refuses any help from Kelly's wealthy parents, forcing the young couple to live a hand-to-mouth existence, and while Lane's dedication to rodeo and its fans earns him a devoted following, it also keeps him away from Kelly and threatens to sink their relationship. Lane's hard work pays off when he wins the 1987 world championship, but the danger of the sport catches up with him two years later, when he dies as a result of an accident during competition. Country star Vince Gill appears onscreen with his band; keep an eye peeled for a brief appearance by Renee Zellweger, two years before her breakthrough role in Jerry Maguire. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Tab Murphy, Monte Merrick, Larry Brothers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Luke Perry
as Lane Frost
Stephen Baldwin
as Tuff Hedeman
Cynthia Geary
as Kellie Frost
James Rebhorn
as Clyde Frost
Red Mitchell
as Cody Lambert
Carrie Snodgress
as Elsie Frost
Cameron Finley
as Young Lane
Linden Ashby
as Martin Hudson
Dustin Mayfield
as Teenage Lane
Clyde Frost
as Elderly Man
Elsie Frost
as Elderly Woman
Gabriel Folse
as Amarillo Cowboy
Joe Stevens
as Amarillo Cowboy
John Swasey
as Drunk Cowboy
Jim Gough
as Official Nacogdoches
Mike Hammes
as Police Officer
Jonathan Joss
as Medic Del Rio
Lori Heuring
as Bridesmaid
Danny Spear
as Kellie's Father
Paul Alexander
as TV Reporter
Daniel Ramos
as Bartender
Tonie Perensky
as Buckle Bunny
Coquina Dunn
as Buckle Bunny
Renée Zellweger
as Prescott Motel Buckl...
John Growney
as Himself
Ed Kutts
as Rodeo Announcer
Boyd Polhamus
as Rodeo Announcer
Hadley Barrett
as Rodeo Announcer
Kix Brooks
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Ronnie Dunn
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Troy Lee Klontz
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Barry Francis Ledere...
as Brooks & Dunn Member
James Henry Gunn
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Tommy Greywolf
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Daniel James Milline...
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Daniel Lee McBride
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Terry McBride
as McBride & The Ride M...
Ray Herndon
as McBride & The Ride M...
Billy Thomas
as McBride & The Ride M...
Gary Morse
as McBride & The Ride M...
Jeff Roach
as McBride & The Ride M...
Vince Gill
as The Vince Gill & Kar...
Karla Bonoff
as The Vince Gill & Kar...
Kenny Edwards
as The Vince Gill & Kar...
Michael G. Botts
as The Vince Gill & Kar...
J.D. Martin
as The Vince Gill & Kar...
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Critic Reviews for 8 Seconds

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 25, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for 8 Seconds


Luke Perry is great in his bull riding stunt scenes that makes him look real for his real-life Lane Frost role.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Good but a bit of a downer.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

forgettable movie

Lee Kyle

Super Reviewer

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