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, Rovi
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

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
Ronnie Claire Edwards
as Carolyn Kyle
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
Clint Burkey
as Travis
John Swasey
as Drunk Cowboy
Jim Gough
as Official Nacogdoches
Mike Hammes
as Police Officer
Jonathan Joss
as Medic Del Rio
Danny Spear
as Kellie's Father
Lori Heuring
as Bridesmaid
Paul Alexander
as TV Reporter
Daniel Ramos
as Bartender
Tonie Perensky
as Buckle Bunny
Coquina Dunn
as Buckle Bunny
Renée Zellweger
as Prescott Motel Buckle Bunny
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 Lederer
as Brooks & Dunn Member
James Henry Gunn
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Tommy Greywolf
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Daniel James Milliner
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Daniel Lee McBride
as Brooks & Dunn Member
Terry McBride
as McBride & The Ride Member
Ray Herndon
as McBride & The Ride Member
Billy Thomas
as McBride & The Ride Member
Gary Morse
as McBride & The Ride Member
Jeff Roach
as McBride & The Ride Member
Vince Gill
as The Vince Gill & Karla Bonoff Band Member
Karla Bonoff
as The Vince Gill & Karla Bonoff Band Member
Kenny Edwards
as The Vince Gill & Karla Bonoff Band Member
Michael G. Botts
as The Vince Gill & Karla Bonoff Band Member
J.D. Martin
as The Vince Gill & Karla Bonoff Band Member
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Critic Reviews for 8 Seconds

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Audience Reviews for 8 Seconds

forgettable movie

Lee Kyle
Lee Kyle

Super Reviewer

A great film about the legendary bull rider "Lane Frost." Love it still.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

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

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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