Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$10.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Cock & Bull Story (2003)

Brian Austin Green , Bret Roberts , Billy Hayes  |  R |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

List Price: $24.95
Price: $21.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $2.96 (12%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, Sept. 23? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Deal of the Week: 54% Off John Wayne: The Epic Collection (with Amazon Exclusive "Duke" Belt Buckle)
This week only, save 54% on "John Wayne: The Epic Collection (with Amazon Exclusive "Duke" Belt Buckle)." The collection include 40 John Wayne films, memorabilia, a 20-page lay flat book on John Wayne films, and an Amazon exclusive "Duke" belt buckle. The offer to purchase this collection ends September 27, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Cock & Bull Story + Fighting Tommy Riley
Price for both: $26.88

Buy the selected items together
  • Fighting Tommy Riley $4.89

Product Details

  • Actors: Brian Austin Green, Bret Roberts, Wendy Fowler, Greg Mullavey, John Prosky
  • Directors: Billy Hayes
  • Writers: Billy Hayes, Richard Crowe, Richard Zajdlic
  • Producers: Brian Austin Green, Bruce Wayne Gillies, David Toma, Dennis Woods-Doderer
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Wolfe Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 18, 2004
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001MZ7R8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,765 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cock & Bull Story" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Two friends are torn apart by passion and ambition in the violent world of amateur boxing.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
(4)
3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Billy Hayes may be best known for his novel cum 1978 film 'Midnight Express' which detailed his tortured life in a Turkish prison. But here Hayes turns his penchant for grit and the raw surface of the bigotry of gang violence and amateur boxing into a tale about the intense struggles young men from the dark side of the tracks have in accepting their sexuality. It is a tough story, never flinching on reality or detail, but it drives its message home like a stake through the chest.

Travis Coleman (Bret Roberts) is a handsome young amateur boxer, very much in the closet as a gay man, whose best friend Jacko (Brian Austin Green) is a ne're-do-well gay basher who, though dedicated to his friend's future as a boxer, is equally dedicated to street fighting anyone who questions the asexual closeness of their friendship. Travis has a girlfriend Annie (Wendy Fowler) who disapproves of Travis' friendship with Jacko. Travis is torn between caring for his abused mother (Kay Lenz), training with his fight manager Pascoe (Greg Mullavy), maintaining his high maintenance friendship with Jacko, and coming to grips with his moments of self discovery that his true physical needs are in the 'clinch' during a fight when he recognizes (terrified) that he is sexually attracted to men. When he fights Sangster (Christian Payne) a 'Northie' (we have no idea which town this is except that it has a Northside and Southside in conflict) he is sexually aroused, a fact that Sangster confides in his Northie buddies. Homophobic epithets are sprayed on the cities walls and Jacko attacks the perpetrators, killing gay bashers in a mutually destructive series of conflicts.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars real, young, edgey, sexy, queer.....boys boxing? August 3, 2005
Format:DVD
Director Billy Hayes hits a home run with this jaw-clenching story about two best friends growing up in the tough-as-nails south side of Chicago. Travis is a young, talented, sexy boxer with a hard-core bully of a best friend, Jacko (Brian Green, to all you 90210 fans). When Travis comes out as gay, the buddies are faced with many forms of homophobia -- both internal and external. Their story, however, turns out to be quite the hot one, laced with passionate desire, intense yet crumpling masculinity, and sexy fears.

"Cock and Bull Story" is a brave challenge to the easily digestible, non-threatening image of gay men that have been regurgitated at us from all facets of the media. In

a time when "Will and Grace" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" hurdle image after image of happy-go-lucky, successful gay characters, this flick is an absolute breath of fresh air.

The characters in this movie are genuine and seem to leap off the screen. Balancing real, young, queer life in a tough neighborhood, the sexy edge of boxing, and the

inevitable, atypical love story that unfolds, this is a hot must see.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worth watching, 3 1/2 stars July 31, 2004
Format:DVD
Travis, a naive, likable, young (and very good looking) boxer, slowly recognizes his homosexuality. At the same time, his jerk of a best friend, Jacko, is gradually consumed by homophobia--seemingly aggravated by his feelings for Travis. The film is well shot and thoughtfully considers the jagged border between same sex attraction and homophobia. Although there are many subtle elements, there are also some unnecessarily didactic, "hit you over the head" (sorry) aspects. I found Jacko completely unsympathetic. He presented too strong of a counterpoint. Even though people like him exist, I don't care to spend time with them and had difficulty understanding why Travis would either. This caused a "reality gap" for me, as did the uneven and stagey acting of some of the secondary characters.

Nevertheless, the more I thought about the movie the more I liked it. A second viewing helped.

Those who would enjoy a more traditional "love story" plot in a boxing film should try LIKE IT IS.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars September 4, 2014
By tanya
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
eh
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category

newbury_comics Privacy Statement newbury_comics Shipping Information newbury_comics Returns & Exchanges