The story of an aging rodeo star who returns to his home town and finds his family in trouble.
Release Date: 25-MAY-2004
Media Type: DVD
One of director Sam Peckinpah's lesser-known and little-seen outings, this is actually one of his most interesting for being so relaxed. Yet it deals with the themes that always interested him: the man who has watched the world pass him by and realizes that his time is gone. In this case, it's rodeo rider Junior Bonner (Steve McQueen), who returns home to try to win top prize in the bull-riding competition to raise money to stake his father (Robert Preston) to a future. As easy-going and good-natured as you'd like, with a delicious chemistry between Preston and a feisty Ida Lupino as Junior's estranged parents, who are still able to strike romantic sparks. Great rodeo footage captures both the violence and beauty of the sport. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Liked this move mostly because of the bar it was filmed in. It is the bar owned by Wyatt Earp in Prescott Arizona.Published 2 months ago by jscottsparks
Junior Bonner is one of Peckingpah's more personal films. Here, as in The Wild Bunch and Ride the High Country, he continues his exploration of men living in eras where their... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2002 by Virgil
I saw this with my father when I was a teenager as we are both fans of the western.The modern setting still makes it a classic western in my eyes . Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2002
For someone like me,who was unfamiliar with modern-day westerns until I watched "Junior Bonner",this was a very pleasant surprise. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by noregrets
Did Steve McQueen ever deliver a bad performance on film? This film is no exception. Although it is rarely shown on TV, due to its subject matter, and the huge popularity of... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2001 by Robert M. Khoury
If you're a McQueen fan (like me), order this DVD.
This is a secret gem because it is not frequently played on the air as are many McQueen movies. Read more
Good show with Steve McQueen as former rodeo champion Junior Bonner who is past his prime and at the crossroads of life on whether he'll retire, or continue chasing the... Read morePublished on July 28 2001 by D. Blackdeer
Can Sam Peckinpah make a film about the human condition that doesn't involve bullets and bloodbaths? JUNIOR BONNER answers that question with an unequivocal "Yes! Read morePublished on July 18 2001 by Erik North