Cowboys Don't Cry

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Cowboys Don't Cry is a Canadian drama film, directed by Anne Wheeler and released in 1988. Based on a novel by Marilyn Halvorson, the film centres on Josh Morgan (Ron White), a rodeo clown, and former rodeo champion whose relationship with his son... read more
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Cowboys Don't Cry is a Canadian drama film, directed by Anne Wheeler and released in 1988. Based on a novel by Marilyn Halvorson, the film centres on Josh Morgan (Ron White), a rodeo clown, and former rodeo champion whose relationship with his son Shane (Zachary Ansley), is strained after Lucy (Rebecca Jenkins), Josh's wife and Shane's mother, is killed in an accident caused by Josh's drunk driving. After the horrific accident, Josh sinks into depression and self-pity. In the wake of the tragedy of his mother's death, Shane struggles to pick up the pieces and make up for his father's shortcomings. When Shane's grandfather dies, leaving a small ranch in his will, he hopes that his dream of settling down happily in one place, might come true after all. But how can a 14-year-old boy turn the run-down place around and keep the banker from seizing it, while attending school and looking after a father who is usually in the liability column?

Original Release

01/01/1988

US Release

01/01/1988

Cast

Janet-Laine Green Lindsay Sutherland
Zachary Ansley Shane Morgan
Rebecca Jenkins Lucy Morgan
Ron White Josh Morgan
Valerie Pearson Janet
Candace Ratcliffe Casey Sutherland
Thomas Hauff Roger Sutherland
Joshua Ansley Young Shane Morgan
Michael Hogan Ron Grady
Janet Wright Pearl
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Anne Wheeler

Writers

Marilyn Halvorson, Anne Wheeler

Cast

Janet-Laine Green Lindsay Sutherland
Zachary Ansley Shane Morgan
Rebecca Jenkins Lucy Morgan
Ron White Josh Morgan
Valerie Pearson Janet
Candace Ratcliffe Casey Sutherland
Thomas Hauff Roger Sutherland
Joshua Ansley Young Shane Morgan
Michael Hogan Ron Grady
Janet Wright Pearl
Barney O'Sullivan Mr. Edwards
Wendell Smith Matt Wiley
Graham McPherson Mr. Zaharchuk
Thomas Peacocke Mr. Thorpe
Jason Wolff Pete
Georgie Collins Ms. Chapman
William Korbut Charlie
Ruby Swekla Mrs. Pasok
Ryan Byrne Bullfighter
Ernie Marshall Rodeo Clown

Producers

Editors

Peter Svab

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