Talk:Urban Cowboy

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Ownership?[edit]

"a real country bar owned by country singer Mickey Gilley"

Can someone confirm this? My personal recollection is that Mickey Gilley licensed the use of his name to the Pasadena club but was not an owner except as one of several silent partners. The Gilley's Dallas site perpetuates the myth(?) that he was the owner. My further recollection is that there were several lawsuits in the mid 1980s over Gilley's, Johnny Lee's and some other clubs/ice houses in Pasadena. I'd be leery to make any edits without confirming one way or the other. Oswald Glinkmeyer 15:57, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
It's my recollection that he was the original owner though I could be wrong, but I think you're right that he had at some point just licensed his name and there was some legal wrangling around this (the club I think had actually closed down just prior to the fire over court stuff), I'll have to poke around a little bit and see what I can turn up. · Katefan0(scribble)/poll 16:03, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I searched through Lexis, and about the closest I've found is that Gilley is described as a "partner" with Cryer. Apparently at some point Gilley yanked the naming rights for the club, and presumably his partnership, but Cryer continued to use Gilley's name, and that was what precipiated the lawsuit. So I'd say if you want to put "co-owner" or something in there, that might work without getting too bogged down in details. · Katefan0(scribble)/poll 16:17, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Cryer is who I was thinking of, but I had no source for it and couldn't dig it up anywhere. Oswald Glinkmeyer 17:49, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Cultural phenomenon[edit]

Didn't this film start a whole cultural phenomenon? There's nothing about it, or even a link to it. -76.4.49.201 17:18, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Box office statistics[edit]

In the edit, 08:10, 6 March 2005 195.93.21.72 (Talk) (→Other information), information was added to the article stating:

It has been claimed in several sources since that the film fared poorly at the box office, but truth be told, it grossed almost $54 million in the United States alone, more than Saturday Night Fever (plus a further $24,000,000 in video rentals).

However this information does not state a verifiable source. A quick check of Box Office Mojo [1] indicates that the actual box office receipts were $46,918,287. Further, according to the same source [2], Saturday Night Fever grossed $94,213,184 domestically, not adjusting for inflation. As to the video rentals, I have no information.

Any objections to editing the article to reflect this information? Any suggestions on different sources to support the information in the article? — SMULaw09 | (talk) 06:48, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

More sources[edit]

Shey, Brittanie. "Urban Cowboy: How Does It Hold Up In 2010? (SPOILER ALERT)." Houston Press. Friday July 16, 2010. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:48, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

I just added" Buford Uon Davis 'Bud' since Bud is an acronym. Kielhofer 21:11, 14 May 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kielhofer (talkcontribs)

I went thru the article and changed the name BUDD to BUD which it should be. Even in the movie he says:My, my full name is Buford Uon Davis, but nobody calls me Buford 'cept my Grandmother, and she's half Indian. My initials are B.U.D., it spells Bud.

Kielhofer 02:41, 7 May 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kielhofer (talkcontribs)