Winner of the Academy Award in 1974 for Best Feature Documentary, this is the first time The Great American Cowboy has been released on DVD. Considered by most to the greatest film ever produced on the sport of rodeo. The film features the race between rodeo greats Larry Mahan and Phil Lyne, as they battle for the World All-Around Championship.
This movie captures incredible rodeo action, behind the scenes interviews and an in-depth look into the world of rodeo. The Great American Cowboy remembers this uniquely American sport as it was in its finest days, in an era of Rodeo that will never be again.
The movie has been digitally remastered and is the only legally produced DVD of the movie. An introduction by Larry Mahan has been added as well as extended interviews with rodeo legends, Larry Mahan and Phil Lyne. Interviews with the director and production crew are also included featuring Kieth Merrill, Alan Cassidy and Reed Smoot.