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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

An earnest family drama of Rocky-esque inspirational values, independently produced modern oater is a predictable tale of an aging, aching cowpoke's shot at redemption. It bears many similarities to Sam Peckinpah's fine, neglected 1972 feature Junior Bonner.

With:
Scott Glenn Kate Capshaw Ben Johnson Balthazar Getty Tess Harper Gary Busey

An earnest family drama of Rocky-esque inspirational values, independently produced modern oater is a predictable tale of an aging, aching cowpoke’s shot at redemption. It bears many similarities to Sam Peckinpah’s fine, neglected 1972 feature Junior Bonner.

This time, it’s Scott Glenn’s turn out of the gate, playing H.D. Dalton, a journeyman rider who returns from Texas to his family in Oklahoma, only to find it in a fractured state. His father, Jesse (Ben Johnson), has been moved to an old folks’ home by sister Cheryl (Tess Harper) and brother-in-law Clint (Gary Busey), who hope to sell off the compound. H.D.’s former girlfriend Jolie (Kate Capshaw) has lost her husband and is faced with raising two children alone.

H.D. spirits his Dad back home, where the two men renew their lifelong tense, bickering relationship, and takes up once again with Jolie. When Jesse is injured, pressure mounts on H.D. to make some big bucks fast.

Directed in straightforward manner by Stuart Rosenberg, pic casts its lot with the underdog in true American fashion, but is bland and unexciting.

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Production: Gaylord-Poll. Director Stuart Rosenberg; Producer Martin Poll, E.K. Gaylord II; Screenplay Joel Don Humphreys; Camera Bernd Heinl; Editor Dennis M. Hill; Music James Horner

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1991. Running time: 106 MIN.

With: Scott Glenn Kate Capshaw Ben Johnson Balthazar Getty Tess Harper Gary Busey

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