Git In The Truck, Sissy: Friday Nostalgia

Urban Cowboy: This 1980 movie, starring John Travolta and Deborah Winger is responsible for the western wardrobe I wore pretty much my entire junior year of high school.

Movie summary from iMBD:
Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the refinery where his uncle works. He also meets Sissy, a cowgirl, and they 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 is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy?

Below, my group of band geek friends at Dollywood: I'm on the far left.


minus five said...

i think you were saved by the fact that cameras in those days didn't have an auto-focus feature.

i never saw "urban cowboy," but i did see "rhinestone" with dolly parton and sylvester stallone. we watched it a lot on hbo.

and i can't believe you got to go to dollywood. i've always wanted to go there. dolly and oprah are the two famous people i still have to meet.

Kathy said...

Good timing on the Friday nostalgia. We were channel surfing a couple of weeks ago and it was Randy's good fortune to linger for just a second too long on "Urban Cowboy". I forced him to watch the rest of the movie. He was fighting it, but think he was ok after seeing Bud's rich Dallas girlfriend and Debra Winger's tank top wearing mechanical bull ride. This is a predictable, dated (although it's aged better than "Saturday Night Fever"), trashy, guilty pleasure. It's also much better than "Pure Country". I think after all these years we can finally admit that we actually paid money to rent that movie.

minus five said...

t: is this the same kathy? the one i've been claiming you made up? and the one who likes my blog more than yours?

Anonymous said...

Urban Cowboy and Saturday Night Fever....are the best J.T. movies ever. Hands down. I love them both.

Tania Rochelle said...

See, I didn't make Kathy up!

And Kathy, you can claim that rental for yourself, but leave me out of it. I don't even know what you're talking about.

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