The movie 8 Seconds dramatizes the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert. Actors included Luke Perry (Lane Frost), Stephen Baldwin (Tuff Hedeman), Red Mitchell (Cody Lambert), Cynthia Geary (Kellie Frost), Carrie Snodgrass (Lane’s mother Elsie) and James Rebhorn (Lane’s father Clyde). Stunts in the movie were performed by Cody Custer, Tuff Hedeman, Cody Lambert, Brett Leffew, Ty Murray, Jim Sharp and others.
Released in February 1994, while the movie 8 Seconds was about Lane, it was not a documentary. It was part fact, but it also was part fiction. More about 8 Seconds “facts vs. fiction” can be viewed at www.lanefrost.com/8seconds.htm.
Twenty-five years ago, Lane Frost died in a bull riding accident during Cheyenne Frontier Days. His life – and death – changed rodeo forever. The Wrangler Network presents a special tribute to Lane Frost “25 years in 25 days” to mark rodeo’s loss of one its most iconic figures. Check each day through July 30 for stories, photos and videos.