Earnest, sensitively acted, and brimming with homey sentiment, MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS seems to have been lifted out of a 1950s time capsule; we've traveled down this lonesome cowboy road before.
After a steer gives him a nasty bruise, aging round-up star H.D. Dalton (Scott Glen) drags his battered torso back to his hometown. Taking stock of his life on and off the rodeo circuit, Dalton is chagrined to discover that his wandering ways have embittered those he left behind. Viewing their
father as incorrigible, his sister Cheryl (Tess Harper) and her husband Clint Hornby (Gary Busey) have deposited Jessie Dalton (Ben Johnson) in a nursing home where hi...