John Travolta Is Swoon-Worthy in This Western-Themed Romance

Although now he primarily stars in low-budget crime films, action thrillers, and future cult classics (such as the bizarre stalked film The Fanatic and the misguided mafia biopic Gotti), it’s easy to forget that John Travolta was once the most popular young romantic heartthrob of his generation.

Travolta had immediately established himself as an actor of charisma, humor, and dramatic intensity with his roles in Carrie, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease, which showed that he could apply his unique personality to nearly any genre scenario.

However, long before directors like John Woo and Quentin Tarantino put him back on the map, Travolta showed that he had what it took to be a leading man in James Bridges’ romantic drama Urban Cowboy.

It wasn’t just the most mature role that Travolta had ever done before, but the film proved that he was willing to question the identity he had…

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