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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys [VHS]

4.4 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • Actors: Scott Glenn, Kate Capshaw, Ben Johnson, Tess Harper, Gary Busey
  • Directors: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Writers: Joel Don Humphreys
  • Producers: Anthony Poll, E.K. Gaylord II, Martin Poll
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, HiFi Sound, Dolby
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • VHS Release Date: July 25, 1991
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302098351
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,317 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a widowed mother, and his sister Cheryl (Tess Harper) has put his father (Ben Johnson) in a nursing home. H.D. rescues his father from the home and returns him to the ranch. But when H.D. leaves the farm to visit Julie, his father seeks out Cheryl. Cheryl retaliates by threatening to return her father to the nursing home and sell the ranch. At this point, H.D. takes notice of rodeo contest which would give him $100,000 if he can ride four bulls for a total of 32 seconds. H.D. bonds with his father as he gruelingly prepares for a return to the rodeo to win the contest and buy the ranch.

Customer Reviews

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I lived in Midwest City Oklahoma when this movie was bein' Made. I loved the movie from the start. It was true and down to earth. This movie inspired me to ride bulls myself and represent Rodeo all the time. I am sad to see that this movie is not only hard to find, but also not available in a DVD form like other classic movies. This makes no sense to me. I would like to see it done better justic than it has recieved.
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As far as I'm concerned, this is the first time Hollywood ever produced anything that accurately depicted the sport of rodeo and didn't make a complete farce of it. Whoever wrote and produced this movie actually did their homework. If you like rodeo, you will like this movie.
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Haven't we all wished that we could go back and make it all better? H.D., a not so great bull rider is hurting, physically and emotionally. He goes home to heal his busted ribs and learns that his sister has put his father (H.D.'s hero) in a home for old folks. H.D. can't abide it. He needs money to save the family homestead and all he knows is bull riding. The icing on the cake is that his beautiful highschool sweetheart is now a widow. The rodeo is coming to a town not too far from home. Can H.D. draw and ride the bull that's never been rode? Does he have one good 8 second ride left in him? Can he stop rodeoing from town to town? The top prize is $100,000! Enough to save the homestead and start a new life!

This is just a great movie for anyone that still dreams.
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This movies' strongest point is that the actors and actresses who portray the characters are so believeable in their roles. Scott Glenn does a masterful job as the bull-rider H.D., Ben Johnson couldn't be better as the aging dad who is beginning to fail, and is so fearful of spending his final days in an "old folks' home".

You empathize with H.D. as he struggles to keep his dad out of the nursing home, and you cheer for him as he painstakingly trains to ride the bull that if ridden would provide enough prize money to enable H.D. to realize his goal. The other actors and actresses who are intertwined in this movie are also masterful in their roles, including a true-to-life performance by the legendary Mickey Rooney.

To put it in plain, everyday terms, this is just a charming, feel-good movie........
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I love this movie. I don't do VHS. Please, get this wonderful film on DVD, or let us purchase it for streaming online.
What exactly is the problem here? Many reviews are asking for this on DVD, or for streaming online. I will purchase it
as a DVD or streaming. Does anyone read the reviews?
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UPDATED JULY 2016 COME ON AMAZON WILL YOU PLEASE DO THE THING WHERE YOU SELL YOUR OWN WRITTEN DVD'S ON THIS ONE - ITS BEEN YEARS AND STILL NO ONE WILL MAKE THIS EXCELLENT MOVIE

This is a GREAT movie, Funny, adventursome, good music western. I fail to understand why all these years, it has never been made on DVD, or at least someone like you AMAZON, make it available to stream, at least that would be something. Its major agravating, how there are many great movies that people would buy, but they wont make them.
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I love this movie. I just wish they would make it in DVD form.....Are you listening.....?Are you?
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This is a great movie, and depicts one of the long-time status symbols of the West yesterday and today.
I have it on VHS and didn't pay that much for it. But, because I have watched it time and again, my tape
is showing wear. I would love to have the DVD. This movie is special to me because it has Ben Johnson in it,
and he and his wife were regular customers of mine in Thousand Oaks, CA. He was a very nice man and always
the gentleman cowboy.
The characters are real, the events exciting, and the language true to life. The movies of today with all their
special effects lose a lot of the greatness of real acting. This is a good human interest story, as well as
family interactions and dysfunction. It reminds those who watch about the importance of preserving the rights of
the elderly, and of tradition.
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