- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1980
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 06/04/1980
"...Winger is outstanding....[Travolta] has a strong screen magnetism..."
New York Times - 06/11/1980
"...URBAN COWBOY is the most entertaining, most perceptive commercial American movie of the year....First-rate..."
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- The film was based on the 1978 magazine article by Aaron Latham "The Ballad of the Urban Cowboy: America's Search for True Grit" for Esquire magazine.
- URBAN COWBOY is being reset for the stage and a possible run on Broadway by original writer Aaron Latham and director Philip Osterman.
- Country music star Bonnie Raitt appears onstage as part of a Gilley's bar band.
- The scene in which Wes (Scott Glenn) swallows and chews up a worm while drinking a bottle of tequila wasn't a part of the original script. It was a joke shot for dailies.
- Patrick Swayze's wife and mother (Lisa Niemi and Patsy Swayze) choreographed the dance numbers.
- The film marked the feature-film debut of actress Madolyn Smith.