Taglines: Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.
Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle and his family. He starts hanging out at Gilley’s, the popular nightclub owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the oil refinery where his uncle works, hoping to save enough money to buy some land. He also meets a cowgirl named Sissy, they dance together, fall in love and suddenly get married.
And then their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy allegedly seeing con man Wes, who teaches her how to ride the mechanical bull… and plans to rob Gilley’s. When a bull-riding contest at Gilley’s is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy?
Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American western romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan “Bud” Davis (John Travolta) and Sissy (Debra Winger). The movie captured the late 1970s/early 1980s popularity of country music. It was John Travolta’s third major acting role after Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Much of the action centers around activities at Gilley’s Club, a honky tonk in Pasadena, Texas.
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Directed by: James Bridges
Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Barry Corbin, Brooke Alderson, Cooper Huckabee, James Gammon
Screenplay by: James Bridges
Production Design by: Stephen B. Grimes
Cinematography by: Reynaldo Villalobos
Film Editing by: David Rawlins
Costume Design by: Gloria Gresham
Set Decoration by: George R. Nelson
Art Direction by: W. Stewart Campbell
Music by: Ralph Burns
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: June 6, 1980