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Cowboys Don't Cry

Directed by Anne Wheeler
Canada, 1988 (fiction, 115 minutes, colour, English)
Cowboys Don't Cry
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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."
-- (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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