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61 Ratings

Urban Cowboy

Directed by James Bridges
United States, 1980
Drama, Western


John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

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Urban Cowboy Directed by James Bridges

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1981 | Nominee: Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Golden Globes (USA)

1981 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1980 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actress

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1981 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actress

What are people saying?

  • ginobartolomi's rating of the film Urban Cowboy

    For what it is, I suppose 'Urban Cowboy' is a relatively decent film. Plot wise, it's ultimately nothing more than a pissing contest between John Travolta's character, Bud, and his soon to be ex-wife Sissy's new boyfriend. Everything moves along incredibly fast in the first half hour, following Bud's journey into Houston, finding work, getting married, buying a home...and the next hour and a half is a drawn out...↓

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