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Cowboys Don't Cry

Directed by Anne Wheeler
Canada, 1988 (fiction, 115 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"In the years following the tragic death of his mother, ten-year-old Shane and his rodeo cowboy father struggle to come to grips with their loss and their complex feelings about each other -- feelings they find difficult to share since 'cowboys don't cry'."
-- World Film Festival / Festival des films du monde (source)

Film Description:
"Story of the troubled relationship between an aging, footloose rodeo star who loses his wife in a car accident and must struggle to reform his live-for-the-moment ways to build a future with his teenage son."
-- annewheeler.com (source)


Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Anne Wheeler
Produced by: Arvi Liimatainen, Anne Wheeler
Principal Cast: Ron White, Janet Laine-Green, Michael Hogan, Rebecca Jenkins, Zachary Ansley, Val Pearson
Cinematography: Brian Hebb
Film Editing: Peter Svab
Music: Louis Natale
Production Company: Atlantis Films Limited, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Telefilm Canada
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