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Scott Glenn

This former marine started out in bit parts on TV & film before gaining worldwide attention for his portrayal of the tough cowboy who steals John Travolta’s girl in the modern-day western “Urban Cowboy”, the film that made mechanical bull riding a cool activity  in bars & saloons.  Starring roles followed for Glenn in a career that saw him juggling characters from bad guys to good guys in films such as “The Challenge” (1982), “The Right Stuff (1983), “The River” (1984), “Silverado” (1985), “Backdraft” (1991), “Night Of The Running Man” (1994), “Vertical Limit” (2000) & “Training Day” (2001).

Fact File

Birth Name: Scott Glenn
Date Of Birth: 26th January 1941 Place Of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Spouse: Carol Schwartz

Film Debut:
The Babymaker (1970)

Signature Film Role:
Wes Hightower in “Urban Cowboy” (1980).

Previous Jobs:
Hunter, barman & mountain ranger

Trivia:
During a period of his youth Scott was very ill & doctors feared he may have to walk with a limp for the rest of his life. With intense determination & training he beat the odds & overcame his illness.

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Scott Glenn’s Top 5 Movies on DVD

Urban Cowboy [DVD](1980) DVD
Moving from his rural Texas home to take an oil refinery job near Houston, young hardhat John Travolta begins hanging out at famed honky tonk nightclub Gilley's. In this world of country music, "weekend cowboys" and fast women, Travolta falls for feisty Debra Winger, but their romance has more bumps than a ride on the mechanical bull. Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith co-star, with appearances by The Charlie Daniels Band, Bonnie Raitt and others. 134 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese; outtakes; behind-the-scenes footage.

The Right Stuff (Special Edition) [DVD](1983) DVD
Spectacular adventure of the birth of the Space Age and America's Mercury astronauts combines sweeping action, humor and human drama. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Quaid star; written and directed by Phil Kaufman from Tom Wolfe's novel. 192 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; documentaries; selected scene commentary; additional scenes; documentaries; timeline. Two-disc set.

Silverado [DVD](1985) DVD
Director/co-scripter Lawrence Kasdan's rollicking salute to the Hollywood Westerns of yesteryear stars Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover and Kevin Kline as the good guys, out to free the wild town of Silverado from crooked sheriff Brian Dennehy and his cohorts. Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Linda Hunt also star. 132 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, Portuguese Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Backdraft [DVD](1991) DVD
Astonishing special effects and fabulous stunts highlight this powerful story from director Ron Howard centering on the rivalry between a career fireman (Kurt Russell) and his younger brother (William Baldwin), a fire inspector investigating a series of mysterious blazes. Scott Glenn, Robert De Niro, Rebecca De Mornay and Donald Sutherland also star. 135 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; biographies.

Vertical Limit (Superbit) [DVD](2000) DVD
Spectacular stuntwork, scenery and action highlight this thrilling adventure saga starring Chris O'Donnell and Robin Tunney as estranged sibling mountain climbers who, along with billionaire Bill Paxton and expedition leader Nicholas Lea, scale the legendary K2 peak near the Pakistan-China border. When bad weather strikes, the team faces a series of disasters, including an avalanche ("Timber!") and getting pushed into an underground cave. Also, starring Scott Glenn. 124 min. Sony's Superbit process encodes at double the standard bit rate for better picture resolution and enhanced DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound so viewers can use their existing home theater equipment to its optimal capacity. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai.

 

Scott Glenn’s Top 5 Movies on VHS

The River(1984) VHS
The endless struggle of man versus the land is the theme for this rural drama, with Sissy Spacek and Mel Gibson as a farm couple who must face floods and a government bureaucracy in order to save their crops. Scott Glenn co-stars. 122 min.

Extreme Justice(1993) VHS
Forceful, true-to-life action saga focusing on the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Investigation Section, a secretive branch that will do anything to stop a crime--even step outside the boundaries of the law. Lou Diamond Phillips is the cop wanting out of the squad; Scott Glenn his partner. With Yaphet Kotto, Chelsea Field. 96 min.

Night Of The Running Man(1995) VHS
High-powered actioner stars Andrew McCarthy as a down-and-out Las Vegas cab driver who's given a chance to get out of his rut when he finds a cool $1 million on the backseat of his taxi. He's soon pursued by mob hit man Scott Glenn and forced to use his wits to elude him. John Glover, Janet Gunn also star. 93 min.

Firestorm(1998) VHS
When some prisoners set a forest fire as a cover for a daring escape plan, "smoke-jumper" Howie Long has to contend with both a natural and a human menace in this explosive action tale. Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis also star. 99 min.

Naked City: Justice With A Bullet(1998) VHS
Loosely based on the classic '50s TV show, this gritty urban drama stars Scott Glenn and Courtney B. Vance as New York City cops investigating the robbery of two young, female tourists by a limo driver. While the women are soon embroiled in dangerous situations, Vance becomes a target for a hit man. With Robin Tunney, Kathryn Erbe, Giancarlo Esposito. 107 min.

 

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Scott Glenn at Hollywood Teen Movies

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More American Graffiti (1979)
Vertical Limit (2000)
Training Day (2001)

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