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There is little talk of the million-dollar prize money, for these men are driven by a love of the sport that defies logic. Meanwhile, we learn something of their personal lives. Two are married - one of them has two children - and we get to meet the women in their lives. One of the men is a born-again Christian, with a fatalistic belief in a God who has given him athletic gifts and may one day take his life in the arena. Another represents a beer-drinking, cussing cowboy stereotype at a considerable distance from anything resembling piety. The film also takes some time to introduce viewers to the professional bullfighters whose job is to keep the bulls distracted after riders have been thrown or have dismounted. The film begins and ends with the Oklahoma stock growers who provide the bulls for the events. For anyone with even the remotest curiosity about this death-defying sport, this well-made film is illuminating and riveting. Also recommended: a fictional film about bull riding, "Cowboy Up."
+This movie follows the three contenders for the 2004 championship of the PBR, allowing each one to speak from their heart about things; family, religion, bull riding, drinking, anything. There is no spin put upon us from the director. There is no feeling of "You should like this. You shouldn't like this."
+The bulls are focused. A lot of things rodeo leave out the animals. That is a complete disservice to the sport. Without the dedication, time, love and sweat (and lots of money) these people put into raising animals, rodeo would be nowhere. Also, the viewer is allowed to make up their mind on animal welfare as it's presented by the bull owners.
+Every aspect is covered. The film focuses on the danger by talking to Dr. Tandy Freeman (the traveling MD with the PBR). Rider protection is covered. Family members are interviewed and allowed to express what it's like to watch a loved one get on the back of a bull.
+The music is unbelievable. It is absolutely not what I would have chosen, but that's what makes it work so well.
+The cinematography is tremendous. The film makers spent a lot of time getting things right.
-There are a few shots where the bull is different than the one in the chute. To some this might not be a big deal, but when Adriano starts on one bull and ends on Big Bucks, it's somewhat of a big deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received in great condition & in a timely manner. I have much more respect and awe not only for the riders but for the bullfighters as well.Published 22 months ago by Linda L. Stec
Bought this the SECOND time for my son, who loves it. Someone stole the other copy. W ether or not you are a cowboy or know a cowboy or are a rodeo fan........ Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. Carlson
A must-see movie for anyone into Professional Bull Riding!!! You will NOT be disappointed.Published on July 5, 2014 by Tony Marini
I did not like this DVD. It did not do justice to Bull riding. I have seen more bull riding DVD that are far better than Rank.
No I would not recommend this DVD to anyone.