J.W. Coop 1972 PG-13 CC

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J.W. COOP follows Robertson as a rodeo man who, after spending nine years in prison for passing a bad check and beating up a sheriff, rejoins the circuit, has an affair with an ecology-minded hippie girl and takes part in the Oklahoma City Rodeo Championship.

Starring:
Cliff Robertson, Geraldine Page
Runtime:
1 hour, 53 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Western
Director Cliff Robertson
Starring Cliff Robertson, Geraldine Page
Supporting actors Cristina Ferrare, R.G. Armstrong, R.L. Armstrong, John Crawford, Wade Crosby, Marjorie Durant, Paul Harper, Son Hooker, Richard Kennedy, Bruce Kirby, Larry Mahan, Mary-Robin Redd, Dennis Reiners, John Ashby, Kathy Beaudine, Robert Christensen, Larry Clayman, Velma Cooper
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Nothing like actual movie of past.
jimmy rogers
Also would recommend this movie to others.the movie has a lot of rodeo sense in it.
cowboy
No special effects, just good editing and good writing.
Two Stones

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Two Stones on March 3, 2010
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Having grown up around Rodeo in the early 50s and 60s, I found J.W. Coop to be a magic carpet ride into the past when Rodeo hadn't been tainted by big money sponsors and television. One more thing that made this movie enjoyable to watch was that it was filmed on location in two of my home towns I lived in Porterville and Springville, California, as a very young man. Infact the young, teen, blonde girl stirring the pot in the movie (don't blink or you'll miss her) was one of my friends and she still lives in Porterville. Anyway, if you want to watch a good A- Rodeo movie with a small town feel to it, then pick up this solid, well written movie. One more thing, I had forgotten the movie, so I was really surprised by the ending. No special effects, just good editing and good writing. I felt I was watching my father rodeo again. He never made it big, but it was fun to see him try to earn some money doing what he loved.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eat The Rich Books on February 12, 2000
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Growing up in the Mid_West, the concept of "art' film was quite foreign to me in 1971. The first time I saw J.W. Coop, it struck me like a thunderbolt. Lots of ambin' around, reaction shots, quiet confidence, pseudo-documentary style, unspoken sub text...WOW.
A labor love for Cliff Robertson, JW COOP is an indie-like movie developed in the 1970's studio system, where titles like POSEIDON ADVENTURE and TOWERING INFERNO were the only things that made sense at the time.
As a result, studio-type compromises are evident throughout--Christina Ferrare is atrocious as the hippie-chick who interjects JW's dust covered mind-set to the present. I'm certain the original script-by Gary Cartwright and the ingenious Bud Shrake was likely funnier...and edgier.
What's left is still engaging, and the rest of the supporting cast is solid, the story interesting--spiced with wonderful little vignettes throughout. I highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Eberhard Lohmann on April 4, 2012
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I write from Germany and in German TV there's only a few american movies and/or TV films, that really struck me.
It's mainly films of the 1970ties. One day I caught one of these mostly latenight films, J. W. Coop or "Der Cowboy" how it's called in German.
I recorded it on VHS (no one could think of dvd then, it must have been around 1990 or shortly after) and from then on seen it at least 15 or 20 times.
Its one of these rare films, that get me real involved in the plot (like Black Rain or The Silence of the lambs).
When I'm sitting before my video player (I just ordered the dvd version from Amazon US a few days ago) its not Cliff Robertson acting on the screen, but J.W. Coop. And that makes a great actor, one who is able, to catch the viewers attention, so that he sort of dives into the action.
J.W. Coop is not a real action movie, but a kind of silent one with a silent ending, inspite of the tragic closing.
I always had my regrets, that Cliff Robertson didn't write and/or direct any more movies. And yesterday I read that he died last year. Sure. he made a few more films, but J. W. Coop should be his greatest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By spirittdog on February 15, 2014
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I choose this rating because my Dad loves these old western movies. My Dad liked the actor's in it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes old western movies.
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By Robertd5150 on June 14, 2014
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J W Coop is a awesome cliff Robertson movie I love it the secenery is something to see and really that's how it is in the rodeo check hi girlfriend out guess who she's married to now
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By tjmahan on December 26, 2012
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Can't go wrong with an old movie. Have passed it around with family and friends and they enjoy it also.
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By Nancy L. Carlile on April 11, 2015
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Gift to my husband who used to idealize cowboys so much he used to wear riding cowboy boots.
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By leif larsson on September 25, 2014
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very good film
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