Urban Cowboy (1980)
Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Jun 6, 1980 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 32,415
"You a real cowboy?" John Travolta traded disco for a mechanical bull in this adaptation by James Bridges and Aaron Latham of Latham's article on Western nightlife. Texas country boy Bud (Travolta) moves to Houston to work on an oil rig with his Uncle Bob (Barry Corbin), and he swiftly becomes indoctrinated in the nighttime rituals of drinking, dancing, and showing off cowboy duds at Gilley's, the enormous local honkytonk. There he meets and marries the sassy Sissy (Debra Winger), but the
Jun 6, 1980 Wide
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Travolta & Winger sizzle
Pop-culture time capsule dominated by Winger's breakthrough performance.
At their prime, John Travolta and Debra Winger make for a very sexy married couple in this James Bridges' musical drama, which launched the country and Western fad in music and film.
A versatile, intriguing Travolta vehicle
Ultimately it's enjoyable Hollywood stuff.
Flashy and silly; tries to be a country-Western "Saturday Night Fever," but misses the mark.
"aside from Winger, this soap opera is utterly dismal"
Audience Reviews for Urban Cowboy
- Bud Davis: Shit, McDonald's again?
- Wes: Pick that shit up!
- Aunt Corene: Damn Bud, Ya'll live like pigs!
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