The Challenge of Champions:
The Story of Lane Frost and Red Rock
A David Wittkower Film
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Congratulations to David Wittkower and his team for the prestigious honor bestowed on this film in 2009! Winner of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Wrangler Award!
From our Purveyor of Film:
I had the pleasure of meeting director David Wittkower at this year's Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. Mr. Wittkower stopped into the Buckaroo Book Shop and enjoyed browsing our selection of merchandise. We were able to grab a few minutes to meet and discuss the fast growing sport of rodeo. 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of legendary bull rider, Lane Frost's, tragic death. I remember when it happened and I remember seeing 8 Seconds, a film made based on his life. He was a charismatic performer and appealed to people across all ages and interests. Many of us were introduced to the exciting sport of bull riding for the first time because of his bigger-than-life personality.
From the DVD Jacket:
The Challenge of Champions celebrates the life and careers of bull riding's two greatest celebrities: famed PRCA World Champion bull rider Lane Frost and Red Rock, the sport's most fearsome bull who went unridden 309 times. The DVD includes candid and intimate interviews with some of the people closest to the sports two best known competitors: Lane's parents Clyde and Elise Frost, riding partners and friends Tuff Hedeman and Cody Lambert, Sportscaster George Michael, Stock Contractor and owner of Red Rock, John Growney, Journalist and Photographers Sue Rosoff and Kendra Santos, Actor Luke Perry and others. This 90 minute in-depth documentary offers an unprecedented ringside seat for the best-of-seven showdown between Lane and the Red Rock that is now the stuff of legends and bull riding folklore.
Directed and Produced by David Wittkower whose previous rodeo documentaries have won acclaim and over 22 festival awards, including The Drive of a Champion: The Joe Beaver Story, Cowboy Up: Inside the Extreme World of Bull Riding, Rodeo Combat: Inside the World of Professional Bull Riding and Turn & Burn: Inside the World of Barrel Racing. The Challenge of Champions is a must-see for all fans of rodeo who are interested in the life of famed bull rider, Lane Frost and the history he made in rodeo.
WARNING: Due to the graphic nature of this program, parental guidance is suggested.
Approximately 90 minutes, Color, 2008