Graced with a supple performance by Jon Voight, CONVICT COWBOY is a grim melodrama about how a code of ethics can survive even in a penitentiary. Ultimate uplift prevails despite the wealth of jailhouse cliches and a doomed romance unnecessarily sandwiched into a central redemptive
Cowpoke Clay Treyton (Kyle Chandler) drunkenly smashes a store window and resists arrest, landing him a severe stretch up the river. Welcomed by old pal Jimmy Letrall (Glenn Plummer), Clay gets a cold shoulder from ex-rodeo star Ryan Weston (Voight). In charge of a convict-run ranch, tactiturn
loner Weston recognizes in Clay's wild streak the same qualities that caused him...