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J.W. Coop (1971)





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Cliff Robertson co-wrote, directed, and starred in this meditative mood piece whose reflective modern day western aura has its origins in David Miller's The Lonely Are the Brave. Robertson plays J. W. Coop, a rodeo rider who returns to the outside world after spending ten years in prison for writing bad checks. During Coop's time in jail, both the world and the rodeo-riding circuit have drastically changed, and Coop must somehow adapt himself to a new reality -- jet-setting rodeo riders and liberated women. As Coop struggles to adjust, he forms a relationship with Bean (Christina Ferrare). With her help, he decides to enter a national rodeo championship.

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Cliff Robertson
as J.W. Coop
R.G. Armstrong
as Jim Sawyer
R.L. Armstrong
as Tooter Watson
Wade Crosby
as Billy Sol Gibbs
Paul Harper
as Warden Morgan
Son Hooker
as Motorcycle Cop
Bruce Kirby
as Diesel Driver
Mary-Robin Redd
as Bonnie May
Claude Stroud
as Rodeo Manager
Taylor Wayne
as Gas Station Attendant
Dennis Reiners
as Billy Hawkins
Larry Clayman
as Finals Clown
Larry Mahan
as Himself
John Ashby
as Johnny
Velma Cooper
as Maylene
Jim Madland
as Himself
Sharron Rae
as Herself
Quail Dobbs
as Woodlake Clown
Kathy Beaudine
as Young Fan
Sandy Dempsey
as Cabaret Dancer
Judy Farrell
as Barmaid
Charles Knapp
as Bar Owner
Gus Peters
as Deputy
Lex Connelly
as Announcer
Johnnie Jackson
as Announcer
Mel Lambert
as Announcer
Clem McSpadden
as Announcer
Gary Leffew
as Rodeo Rider
John Wilson
as Rodeo Rider
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Critic Reviews for J.W. Coop

All Critics (2)

Robertson's effortless natural performance is the film's best asset.

April 26, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for J.W. Coop


Ambles along without a much focus and be warned the ending is a real downer. Decent acting but apparently Geraldine Page was given second billing because of her stature, she is in the film briefly at the beginning and then vanishes from the picture.

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