Lane is devoted to trying to ride Red Rock. There is immense pressure on Lane to succeed. Obsessed by his father's need to always demand something more, he turned to his fans for easy approval, and that almost destroyed his marriage to a young horsewoman he met at a rodeo. Soon their marriage begins to waver, complicated by his desire to do it all his way. Lane even narrowly escapes a broken neck when he has a bull ride go bad.
They dealt very closely with the details of what a rodeo cowboy does for a living. Like earlier throbs in particular he looks capable of rising above the fanzine drivel and proving himself a real actor. Those movies made it clear how difficult and dangerous it is to sit on the back of an angry bull for eight seconds. I never had anybody believe that much in me. I'm really not sure why the film didn't do better. The two of them are especially good during the more dramatic moments and they certainly sell the story of the young couple dealing with things they don't quite understand. The two instantly fall in love, and they get married.
In Eight Seconds the title refers to the minimum amount of time a rider must stay on a bull in competition , Lane Frost is a young man from Oklahoma who learns to ride, hoping to win the approval of his emotionally distant father. A lot of the cowboys are too busy to pay attention to the public. Synopsis stars in this biography of the late Lane Frost, a champion bull rider who in 1987 won a rodeo world championship at the tender age of 21. He does well and dismounts a bull after riding him for eight seconds. Lane Frost turns out to be a very good one, but he seems to have had his talent from the first, and he is thrown so very, very rarely that he makes the sport look too easy. The film shows the young Lane learning the tricks of bull riding from his father, who was also a professional bull rider.
Finally the marriage reaches a breaking point. Even a duel with a dreaded bull that has thrown more than 300 riders is set up for an inevitable outcome. They get married when they're both too young to understand the responsibilities of marriage, and then his career really takes off and he becomes a rodeo favorite. I think the film probably would have been better had it gone straight out as an adult movie and dealt with the darker issues in a more serious manor. The film pretty much didn't live up to what it was trying to do and it certainly left a mark on Perry's career. Advertisement One of the reasons for his popularity is his willingness to be friendly with the fans, to sign autographs and pose for pictures and give free advice to youngsters.
Perhaps it was a bit too dark for a kids movie yet not quite adult enough to cater to older viewers. Both Perry and Geary are so good in their roles that you can't help but enjoy them as they take us through the story. There's not much arcane information, not many insights into how you get to be a rodeo cowboy, and what separates the good ones from the bad ones. The story behind the riding was a lot darker as he was married young to a woman named Kellie Cynthia Geary and the two suffered many problems. He turns to leave the arena floor and the bull gores him in the side.
He is shy, but she makes it easy for him to get to know her, and her parents are also friendly: No wonder, for Lane is pleasant and ingratiating. I told him he was full of it. Here it is, a couple of weeks away, and I really believe I got a chance. Lane and his two friends begin to tour the professional circuit, earning fame and money as they go from town to town. Lane is severely wounded and bleeds to death on the arena floor, as a result of internal injuries, while his friends and family watch. While on the circuit, Lane meets Kellie, who is a professional barrel racer.
He is also suspicious that his wife is only with him for the fame and money and does not really love him. Kellie gives up her career to follow Lane around. Lane ends up riding the bull several times and thus wins the national championship. Red Rock is a bull that no professional bull rider has been able to stay on. The film's ending, which I will not reveal, tempts us to like the movie simply because we feel sympathy for the characters.
Lane is quickly becoming one of the most famous professional bull riders in the country, but fame comes with costs. That means they live in a third-hand house trailer, instead of in the nice home her wealthy father would build for them. . Towards the end of the film, Lane is competing in a bull riding competition. In my opinion the film was unjustly criticized and it's really too bad because this was a pretty good movie that at least told a good story and featured some nice performances.
But there's another side to the coin: Kellie is often left waiting alone while he tends to the public, and a lot of his generosity is actually just the desire to be admired and popular. The three men grow close on the road, spending nights in motels and having only each other for comfort and support. The whole character of the best friend, Tuff, seems like a distraction; Lane often prefers to hit the circuit with Tuff instead of staying home with his bride, but this is not intrinsically very interesting, and the filmmakers should have either dropped Tuff, or written the character with more complexity. As Lane works his way up the rodeo circuit with his best friend. Some people are jealous and start rumors that he is cheating at events. But this isn't quite the movie. .
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