J.W. Coop (1971)

J.W. Coop (1971)

J.W. Coop





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Cliff Robertson co-wrote, directed, and starred in this meditative mood piece whose reflective modern day western aura has its origins in David Miller's The Lonely Are the Brave. Robertson plays J. W. Coop, a rodeo rider who returns to the outside world after spending ten years in prison for writing bad checks. During Coop's time in jail, both the world and the rodeo-riding circuit have drastically changed, and Coop must somehow adapt himself to a new reality -- jet-setting rodeo riders and … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Western, Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Cliff Robertson, Bud Shrake, Gary Cartwright
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as J.W. Coop

as Jim Sawyer

as Tooter Watson

as Rancher

as Billy Sol Gibbs

as Warden Morgan

as Motorcycle Cop

as Diesel Driver

as Rodeo Manager

as Gas Station Attendan...

as Billy Hawkins

as Finals Clown

as Himself

as Johnny

as Bonnie May

as Maylene

as Himself

as Dora Mae

as Herself

as Woodlake Clown

as Young Fan

as Cabaret Dancer

as Barmaid

as Bar Owner

as Deputy

as Announcer

as Announcer

as Announcer

as Announcer

as Rodeo Rider

as Rodeo Rider
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Critic Reviews for J.W. Coop

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Robertson's effortless natural performance is the film's best asset.

Full Review… | April 26, 2008
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January 17, 2008

Audience Reviews for J.W. Coop


Ambles along without a much focus and be warned the ending is a real downer. Decent acting but apparently Geraldine Page was given second billing because of her stature, she is in the film briefly at the beginning and then vanishes from the picture.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Reasonable slice-of-life portrait of a rodeo rider whose world has passed him by while he did a stint in jail. The movie has a number of interesting moments, along with quite a few that seem pretty scripted. All in all, unique film that is worth a look if it's on late at night.

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