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THE LAST REAL COWBOYS (2000)

Distributor
Big Picture Studios

Director
Jeff Lester 

Character
Tar

Movie Quote
TAR:  You so much as bunny hop, and I'll cut your heart out!

Plot
Swing your pardners!  This little bitty short is a comic gem, starring BBT as a weathered, trail-weary cowpoke named TAR trying to have a quiet campfire dinner with his partner, Slope (Mickey Jones, also pictured above ). Slope starts to bug Tar about whether he wishes he could be a little kid again. Tar would just as soon kill a man as get in touch with his inner cowboy, but Slope wants to kick off his boots and skip across the prairie.

What Billy Bob Gets To Do
He's got long hair again, but this time, it's dark and really greasy.  He wields a knife (perhaps he's ONE FALSE MOVE's Ray Malcolm's great-great-great grandpappy), looks surly and grungy, and he has deep-seated issues about choreography.

Backstory
Shot in Nevada, THE LAST, REAL COWBOYS was a showcase piece for the Big Picture Studios production company.  There is a very, very funny reference to a cult western TV series of the 1970s (not to be divulged here--we don't do spoilers).  Nice western-style arrangement of the folk tune Skip To My Lou on the soundtrack, too.  Delightful Mickey Jones is a recurring presence from HUNTER'S BLOOD, DON'T LOOK BACK, and SLING BLADE.

Awards (for THE LAST REAL COWBOYS)
Shorts International Film Festival (Best Short Film, Jeff Lester) - 2000 - Winner

Relevant Links
IMDb Link
Atom Films, where you can view the film!
KQED Page Intensity TV
Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival Page
Big Picture Studios
Skippers of the world unite!  A site for people who love to skip!


BBT On DVD
Alas, they decided to skip putting this one out on home video.  

Photo credit:  © 2000 Big Picture Studios

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