Further evidence that Perry is no Lane Frost comes from the scene where he tosses his hat, brim down, on a chair. It deals with relationships, dreams, love and life in general. I have watched the real thing, and these boys deserve some real credit out there, doing what there doin. Get this movie today, but don't forget the box of tissues. It's a good biographical picture and should have gotten much more attention than it did. Some people are jealous and start rumors that he is cheating at events.
The acting was really good here and although Luke Perry was a huge star on Beverly Hills 90210, to me this is by far his best acting role. After watching the movie I saw that it was about more than just the fact of rodeos. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't mention that the real Lane Frost was a strong Christian, that they made his character in the movie have conflicts with his father when in reality they had a wonderful relationship, and that they included a cheating scene which never happened the real Lane and Kelly Frost did split up for awhile, but there never was any cheating done by either side I recommend this movie, especially if you have a language filter on your player :P although do be forewarned that there are some 'references' as well. The songs they chose for the movie are perfect. Soon their marriage begins to waver, complicated by his desire to do it all his way.
Most of it's appeal comes from the soundtrack and how moved everyone feels after watching it. Like earlier throbs in particular he looks capable of rising above the fanzine drivel and proving himself a real actor. Glad the movie did not dwell on the negative and Lane and Kellie were able to work things out before he died. All in all, this was a great movie even though you'll probably be crying by the time it's all over, yes even you tough men out there! Join Lane Frost as he takes us all on the ride of our lives!!! I'm really not sure why the film didn't do better. If you see this, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. No self respecting cowboy would ever do that! The whole character of the best friend, Tuff, seems like a distraction; Lane often prefers to hit the circuit with Tuff instead of staying home with his bride, but this is not intrinsically very interesting, and the filmmakers should have either dropped Tuff, or written the character with more complexity. If you love westerns, or romance movies, this one here is for y'all.
This movie deals with much more than bullriding. In Eight Seconds the title refers to the minimum amount of time a rider must stay on a bull in competition , Lane Frost is a young man from Oklahoma who learns to ride, hoping to win the approval of his emotionally distant father. I saw '8 Seconds' a little while ago and thought it to be pretty good. I liked Luke Perry's performance, and Cynthia Geary's wasn't bad. He had his minor injuries every now and then, but he did not let that stop him also. He did not let the fear of death stop him from doing what he loved to do. Those movies made it clear how difficult and dangerous it is to sit on the back of an angry bull for eight seconds.
I remember reading about Luke Perry and that his background before he became a teen heart throb was from a really tiny Ohio town. This movie is also a great love story between Lane and his wife, Kellie. While it is not entirely factual, it does give a fairly accurate description of life in the rodeo. I cry every time I see it. I fell in love with 8 seconds the very first time I saw it. This movie really made me think about a lot of things, to me that is what determines if a movie is worth watching. Perry is very believable leading the cast that also features:Cynthia Geary, Stephen Baldwin and Red Mitchell.
Also that Lane died doing what he loved. This movie captures the life and times of legendary professional bull rider Lane Frost. In fact, most of the people sitting around us were crying. I looked over to see my brother-in-law with tears streaming down his face as the end credits rolled and two songs played. After I watched this film on video, I did a Google search on Lane Frost and was pleasantly surprised by the excellent web sites in tribute to his life. Not that I am against a good action or comedy flick.
Well watching it that is. Lane's siblings are ignored all together. I always bust out sobbing while those precious minutes roll by, but it is from seeing Lane ride again, and being mentally transported back in time. Cynthia Geary is fine as the wife who wins, loses, and wins Perry back ultimately. A must see for anyone who knew his story, or followed Rodeo competitions. They dealt very closely with the details of what a rodeo cowboy does for a living.
You can say well, heck, it is only a movie, cut it some slack, but I say this is about a real man who really touched a lot of people's hearts, and those that don't know any better now only get this fractured view of him. He gained a celebrity status in his field and was prey to the temptations that accompany fame. While on the circuit, Lane meets Kellie, who is a professional barrel racer. . As Lane works his way up the rodeo circuit with his best friend Tuff Hedeman Stephen Baldwin , he meets Kelly Kyle Cynthia Geary , a pretty barrel-race rider with whom he falls in love.
Then there is the way family members are portrayed. On that subject, a lot of rodeo cowboys are treated with disdain by those from working ranches. On occasion, the fights end in mere seconds, like in Conor McGregor's recent 13-second bout against Jose Aldo, or any of the fights that Ronda Rousey had before she was dethroned as Women's Bantamweight Champion. I don't know how a person can sit and not cry from watching it. Those were exciting and very stressful years, and I frankly resent the director's attempt to force us into reaching for the tissues by the choice in music over the credits. Lane Frost was a great cowboy, and he died doing what he loved.