8 Seconds

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8 Seconds ★★½ The Lane Frost Story 1994 (PG-13)

Love, not sports, dominates the true-life story of rodeo star Lane Frost (Perry), a world champion bull rider killed in the ring at the age of 25 in 1990. A decent guy, he finds quick success on the rodeo circuit, marries (to Geary), and finds his career getting in the way of their happiness. Bullriding sequences are genuinely stomach churning, the performances lowkey. Title refers to the amount of time a rider must stay aboard his animal. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Luke Perry, Cynthia Geary, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Carrie Snodgress, Red Mitchell, Ronnie Clair Edwards; D: John G. Avildsen; W: Monte Merrick; C: Victor Hammer; M: Bill Conti.