Urban Cowboy is probably best-remembered for its examination of late-1970s honky-tonk kitsch -- in particular, the mechanical bull -- but the film is also an interesting, perceptive romantic drama. Love, jealousy, lust, and blue-collar ennui are all fodder for the knowing eye of writer-director James Bridges. Produced at the height of John Travolta's early popularity, Cowboy is essentially his star vehicle, but the supporting work of Debra Winger and Scott Glenn packs much of the film's punch. In her first mainstream role, Winger is quite a revelation: smart, brassy, and unconventionally beautiful. For his part, Glenn turns in a captivatingly rude performance as the cocksure ex-con who comes between Winger and Travolta.