My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)




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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.


Scott Glenn
as H.D. Dalton
Kate Capshaw
as Jolie Meadows
Ben Johnson
as Jessie Dalton, Dad
Tess Harper
as Cheryl Hornby
Balthazar Getty
as Jud Meadows
Gary Busey
as Clint Hornby
Dub Taylor
as Gimme Cap
Clu Gulager
as Dark Glasses
Dennis Fimple
as Straw Hat
Megan Parlen
as Becky Meadows
Theresa Bell
as Guest at Barbeque
Robert Knott
as Pool Player #2
Rex Linn
as Guest at Barbeque
Benjamin Rosenberg
as Gas Station Attendant
Jan Hoag
as Nurse
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Critic Reviews for My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The elements of this movie are so familiar, so worn-out, that within a few minutes of the opening we can predict with certainty almost everything that will happen.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A fine study of what it means to be a rounded man

July 19, 2003 | Full Review…

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