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8 Seconds
8 Seconds
Actors: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley, Carrie Snodgress
Director: John G. Avildsen
Genres: Drama
PG-13     1999     1hr 45min

The title refers to the time required by all rodeo cowboys to stay on a bull if they want a judge's score. For them, such a short time can seem like an eternity. The same is true of the beginning of this true story, a coun...  more »


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Actors: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley, Carrie Snodgress
Director: John G. Avildsen
Creators: Victor Hammer, Cyd LeVin, Danny DeVito, Jeffrey Swab, Michael Shamberg, Tony Mark, Monte Merrick
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/21/1999
Original Release Date: 02/25/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 02/25/1994
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Ellen M. (EllenMargaret) from SMACKOVER, AR
Reviewed on 10/15/2013...
This movie is very good. I love movies about exceptional people and this is one exceptional young man. The part I didn't like was that the credits rolled on forever with the pix of the real guy. Can't say more or will spoil. I've watched it 3 times. Enjoy.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sara C.
Reviewed on 12/7/2008...
8 Seconds is a very easy movie. You will not find any sudden twists or turns that leave you breathless with anticipation. The movie is simply what it states it is; a simple retelling of a bull rider making his way to the top and the love story that develops in that path. The relationships that surround Lane Frost are just as much a part of the plot of the movie as the rodeo is. The biggest problem that this film has is that it can lay on the sappiness a little heavy at times. There were moments as I was watching this film that I felt like I might be watching a made for TV film set to be aired on the Lifetime Channel for women. This is definitely a low budget film and it shows.
Even for all its faults I still enjoyed 8 Seconds. I did not love it but I did like the simplicity of the film. Sometimes it is nice to have a film that just is.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A Great Must See
Lily Walker | 04/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great story line that will captivate your heart and throw you right in the bull pen. Such a interesting perspective on a young man's life, during the rise of his success in bull riding. I did not know what this movie was about but was told to purchase it, sit and watch. In the end I was glad to have done so."