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Urban Cowboy


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Drama starring John Travolta, Debra Winger
Bud Davis leaves his rural home for a job in Houston and is soon taken to the local honky-tonk, Gilley's. There he meets Sissy, whom he soon marries, and they both become fascinated by the mechanical rodeo bull at Gilley's.
(1980,15) See Films: pages 51-60

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Director: James Bridges
Bud Davis: John Travolta
Sissy Davis: Debra Winger
Wes Hightower: Scott Glenn
Pam: Madolyn Smith
Uncle Bob: Barry Corbin
Aunt Corene: Brooke Alderson
Marshall: Cooper Huckabee
Steve Strange: James Gammon
Mrs Davis: Betty Murphy
Mr Davis: Ed Geldart
Lou Sue: Sheryl Briedel
Willie: Sean Lawler

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