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Hunchin' Down the Track Television (Full Length) – 1980 Documentary

Hunchin' Down the Track

Television (Full Length) – 1980 Documentary

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Rodeo thrills and spills — Kiwi style — are on display in this doco following two cowboys travelling the circuit in a '50s Chrysler. They compete in events in Fairlie, Rerewhakaaitu and Warkworth, and encounter American stars along the way. Broncos, calves and bulls are ridden, wrestled or roped; but pride of place goes to spectacular shots of them using rodeo skills to capture deer by helicopter. Cowboy up indeed. A parade, the 'Cowboy's Prayer' and fearless rodeo clowns also feature. Legendary commercials maker Geoff Dixon (founder of company Silverscreen) directs.

You’ve got to want to ride bareback horses to do it – either that or be nuts. One of the two...
– From the documentary

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Acknowledgements

Produced by Gibson Film Productions in association with Silverscreen Productions and with assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand National Film Unit and Television New Zealand.

Music

Music composed and produced by Dave Fraser and Dale Wrightson

Opening Music by Groove. Title song courtesy of Mojo, sung by Al Johnson. 'On the Town' composed by Dave Fraser and Dale Wrightson, sung by Dennis O'Brien