GenreDocumentary, Sport WriterDouglas Kent Hall LanguageEnglish
CastLarry Mahan, Joel McCrea Release date1973 AwardsAcademy Award for Best Documentary Feature Similar moviesRelated Kieth Merrill movies
TaglineHow far can a man push? How much can a man endure?
The Great American Cowboy is a 1973 documentary film by Kieth Merrill. The film, which won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is about the battle between two rodeo stars for the world championship: veteran Larry Mahan and newcomer Phil Lyne.