The Strange Blues of Cowboy Red (1995)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

Male middle-aged crises come in many different forms. Poetry teacher/part-time deejay Red's comes in the form of an obsession with his childhood hero Roy Rogers. In his secret heart, Red himself wants to be a cowboy hero, and as time passes and his life becomes more frustrating, the desire grows increasingly strong. Upon learning of the unexpected death of a close friend, Red snaps and impulsively leaves his wife and kids to take up with the enigmatic Whitie and her lovely daughter Mauve. Romance blooms between him and the 18-year-old girl, who is soon caught up in Red's obsession. Together, they embark upon a cross-country trek to search for a Roy Rogers Riders Club Membership Card that contains the "Cowboy Code" on the back. They are not long on the road when Red abandons Mauve and sets off on his own.



courage, death, DJ, extramarital-affair, grief, mid-life-crisis, obsession, teacher