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  • Actors: Kiefer Sutherland, Marcus Thomas, Daryl Hannah, Pete Postlethwaite, Melinda Dillon
  • Directors: Xavier Koller
  • Writers: James Redford
  • Producers: Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, Eugene Musso
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006AUHQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,244 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cowboy Up" on IMDb

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Cowboy Up is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a rodeo clown, and the two use each other to play up their acts.But love may be one thing that tears the brothers apart. When Ely falls for the rodeo's sweetheart (Daryl Hannah), Hank is filled with jealousy and hatred. The brothers try to come to grips with their differences, but the competition gets as fierce as the bulls in the ring.

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"Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, new comer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Keifer Sutherland) is a rodeo clown, and the two use each other to play up their acts. But love may be the one thing that tears the brothers apart. When Ely falls for the rodeo's sweetheart (Daryl Hannah), Hank if filled with jealousy and hatred. The brothers try to come to grips with their differences, but the competion gets as fierce as the bulls in the ring.

Customer Reviews

There's no real resolution, no deep truth.
Nicole S. Porter
Rodeo cowboys Hoot Gibson, Don Coleman, and Art Acord, were the big names in western movies in the beginning.
hawkeye
Hey, Molly - in a different and better movie you and Sutherland would have made a lot more sense, too.
Steven Hellerstedt

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Scheer on February 22, 2003
Format: DVD
The marketers positioned this movie as a love triangle between sibling rodeo cowboys (Kiefer Sutherland and Marcus Thomas) and a girl (Daryl Hannah), which is about as wide of the mark as missing the broad side of a barn. The key character who drives these brothers apart is their father, a champion bull rider, long retired, and long absent from their lives, played terrifically in a cameo performance by British actor Pete Postlethwaite. The old man gave all his attention to the one who took after him and scorned the other, who had the more tender heart. Then he left home, at the wrong end of a shotgun, pointed at him by the boys' mother, played wonderfully by Melinda Dillon. But his impact continues to be felt.
Both boys grow up to become bullriders, like their father. Only one (Sutherland) opts out and turns his talents to being a rodeo clown (bull fighter) and raising rodeo stock, specifically a fierce bull that no cowboy can ride. Like the old man, the bull does his damage, but not before one of them has suffered a near-fatal accident after being named Rookie of the Year and then returns to the circuit against the wishes of brother, mother, and girlfriend (Molly Ringwald). Celia (Daryl Hannah), a barrel racer figures in there rather briefly as one of several things that estrange the two brothers. There's also pill popping, groupies, and angry outbursts. The two men are finally reunited and reconciled at the national bullriding finals in Las Vegas.
From what I know of rodeoing, and it's not extensive, the representation of life on the circuit is pretty accurate. The slow motion photography used to heighten the dramatic tension during the rides is realistic only if you think of it from the perspective of the riders themselves, for whom eight seconds can surely seem close to an eternity.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 2002
Format: DVD
Well the long awaited release of this movie has come and gone with little recognition other than a few rodeo related websites. The movie is the best portrayl of bull riding by hollywood I have seen. I do feel like the film walks an edge with some of the lingo they use, but its as close to the real thing as I've seen.
The plot is alright yet the charicters are fairly deep. As far Marcus Thomas goes playing Ely Braxton, he lacks a real believable connection as a bull rider. He comes across as an un inspired, directionless, careless, dare devil with no real reason to ride bulls other than to irrate those around him.
Kiefer Sutherland gives a good performance as the older bullfighter brother Hank Braxton. Molly Ringwald is good as the girlfriend of Ely.
Overall the movie is good. The action shots with bulls is alright and the pace of the movie is slow but not boring. As far as true-to-the-sport goes it gets pretty close, yet has enough to keep the un-intiated entertained.
If you don't mind spending about [price]on it, its a good movie, but if your expecting to get a masterpiece, save your money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Greywalker on May 16, 2003
Format: Theatrical Release
I enjoyed seeing other dimensions of Darryl Hannah, Kiefer Sutherland and Molly Ringwald. The experience was like looking into a parallel dimension. I also enjoyed learning about the world of bull riding (even if fictionalized). In my opinion the star is Marcus Thomas whose performance makes the show a lot more than Hollywood Does Country. I also enjoyed the little touches of country living authenticity like Connie's home and the ranch. The pace of the story let me take in all the details. There's enough bull riding, fighting and intrigue for variation. I enjoyed the slow motion. I've watched TV bull riding events and it's over too fast to really see anything. I recommend this for couple viewing. A nice romance, a good ending and some necessary roughness. Oh, and good music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Hellerstedt on August 13, 2006
Format: DVD
Young Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is an up and coming rodeo bull rider who suffers a movie opening Serious Injury. Brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is the responsible older brother who raises bulls, teaches a zen-ish style of bull riding (`Empty your heart of hate before you ride,' that kind of thing) and is a rodeo clown - the fellow who distracts the bull after its thrown his rider and, reasonably enough from the bull's point of view, wants to crush into pulp the prone body of the thrown rider.

I've kind of made a point of searching out and watching rodeo movies. There aren't a lot of them, and most concentrate on the maverick qualities of the rodeo rider. Always a bull rider, by the way. Most, too, feature some heavy hitters - guys like Steve McQueen and Cliff Robertson - in the lead roles. COWBOY UP is a little different. Bull riding is more of a backdrop here, a setting against which sibling rivalry, a search for a lost father, and some sticky romantic entanglements can be played out. Not that we don't get a LOT of slow-motion shots of mucus draining bulls bucking and snorting and doing their best to toss and trample their tormenters (again, `tormenters' from the bull's point of view.) It's just there's a whole lot more soap than horse in this opera.

Which wouldn't be so bad if the second lead, Marcus Thomas, was a polished actor. Unfortunately his one expression seems to be that of stunned introspection, as thought on the first day of the shoot a crew member had asked him a preposterous question that he couldn't get out of his head. Thomas is talking to a grip, say, on that first day, and the grip wonders out loud whether birds would have to fly if they had opposable thumbs.
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