It also included songs that were hits from earlier years such as #1 "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band and "Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles. While filming Urban Cowboy, Travolta had a private corner at the Westheimer Road location of the Ninfa's restaurant chain in Houston. Before he passed in 1993, director James Bridges claimed that “Urban Cowboy” was a modern-day West with Travolta posting like a Marlboro man on the poster. September 24, 2002: Actor JOHN TRAVOLTA (Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Urban Cowboy) & actress DIDI CONN (Grease) at Paramount Reunion party in Hollywood. The original Esquire article centered on the romance between two Gilley's regulars named Dew Westbrook and Betty Helmer. The term "Urban Cowboy" was also used to describe the soft-core country music of the early 1980s epitomized by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Lee, Mickey Gilley, Janie Frickie and other vocalists whose trademarks were mellow sounds of the sort heard in the movie. Wright III. Sissy Scott Glenn. The party was held to celebrate the DVD release of Paramount musicals Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Flashdance, Footloose, Urban Cowboy, and Staying Alive. September 24, 2002: Actor JOHN TRAVOLTA (Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Urban Cowboy) & actress OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (Grease) & actor JEFF CONAWAY (Grease) at Paramount Reunion party in Hollywood. Er fühlt sich als Cowboy und reitet wie besessen auf einem mechanischen Stier. Souther, Charlie Daniels Band, Eagles, Mickey Gilley, Bonnie Raitt", "Fox Developing 'Urban Cowboy' TV Remake with Craig Brewer, Paramount TV (Exclusive)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Urban_Cowboy&oldid=982454587, Films based on newspaper and magazine articles, Wikipedia articles needing rewrite from June 2015, Pages using infobox film with unknown empty parameters, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Becky Conway as Gilley Background Vocalist, This page was last edited on 8 October 2020, at 07:36. | Source: Getty Images. *** Local Caption *** 1980, Urban Cowboy, Urban Cowboy, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-john-travolta-debra-winger-bald-lernt-bud-john-travolta-sissy-debra-112271759.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-john-travolta-urban-cowboy-1980-30895991.html, URBAN COWBOY (1980) JOHN TRAVOLTA, DEBRA WINGER UCY 001, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-urban-cowboy-1980-john-travolta-debra-winger-ucy-001-29222677.html, https://www.alamy.com/film-still-from-urban-cowboy-john-travolta-1980-paramount-pictures-image218985315.html, URBAN COWBOY- Bud (JOHN TRAVOLTA) lebt als Hilfsarbeiter in der Ölmetropole Huston und verbringt seine Abende in einer riesenhaften Saloon-Imitation. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 73% "Fresh" rating based on 22 reviews. , Released as a double LP, re-released on CD in 1995. Bud overpowers Wes by punching him several times and pins him down on the floor. Margaret Nolan Dies at 76 — What Happened to Other Iconic Bond Girls? Much of the action centers around activities at Gilley's Club, a football-field-sized honky tonk in Pasadena, Texas. Aug 3, 2020 - Explore Jo Ann Richard's board "Urban Cowboy" on Pinterest. From 1990 to 1995, he starred in the series “Northern Exposure,” followed by “One Tree Hill” from 2003 to 2009, and “The Ranch” in 2016 until 2020. “It launched me and Johnny Lee into the stratosphere as far as my career was concerned.”, “Urban Cowboy” had a set of great actors and actresses who continued their careers in the industry. At the club, Bud meets Sissy, who asks if he is a real cowboy. Among the cast, Barry Corbin has had a successful streak in the past two decades. He also gets a job at the oil refinery where Bob works, and quickly befriends his co-workers. He orders her to wait for him in her car behind Gilley's. © Paul Smith / Featureflash, https://www.alamy.com/los-angeles-ca-september-24-2002-actor-john-travolta-grease-saturday-night-fever-urban-cowboy-at-paramount-reunion-party-in-hollywood-the-party-was-held-to-celebrate-the-dvd-release-of-paramount-musicals-saturday-night-fever-grease-flashdance-footloose-urban-cowboy-and-staying-alive-paul-smith-featureflash-image243279408.html, John Travolta Bud (John Travolta) ist Cowboy aus Ueberzeugung. , Urban Cowboy was the first motion picture to be choreographed by Patsy Swayze, which launched her career as a film choreographer.. The movie didn’t give the same satisfaction as his back-to-back hits, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease,” which gave viewers; hence, his downtime for a while. Here are several iconic lines, which are sure hit to hopeless romantics: When Bud falls off during his second ride in the challenge, Wes intentionally swings the bull around fast, breaking Bud's arm. Country entertainer Mickey Gilley, who owned the real-like Gilley’s Club, recently looked back at the film’s success. John Travolta was only 26-years-old when he needed a comeback film, following the flop of 1978’s “Moment by Moment.” However, by the mid to late 80's this sound became increasingly controversial, considered bland and formulaic by music critics and an increasing number of country fans. Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American romantic Western film directed by James Bridges. , For the Broadway musical of the same name, see. This film revolved around a love-and-hate relationship between the two.
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