Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

'Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo' goes behind prison walls to follow convict cowgirls on their journey to the 2007 Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo. In 2006, female inmates were allowed to participate for the first time. In a state with the highest female incarceration rate in the country, these women share common experiences such as broken homes, drug abuse and alienation from their children. Since 1940, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary has held an annual 'Prison Rodeo'. Part Wild West show and part coliseum-esque spectacle, it's one of the last of its kind - a relic of the American penal system. Prisoners compete on wild-broncs and bucking bulls, risking life-long injuries. For inmates like Danny Liles, a 14-year veteran of the rodeo, the chance to battle livestock offers a brief respite from prison life. Within this strange arena the prisoners become the heroes while the public and guards applaud.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$5,922
Summary Details
DistributorCinema Purgatorio
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Opening$2,198
2 theaters
Running Time1 hr 30 min
GenresDocumentary
In Release112 days/16 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Sep 17, 2010Friday51$803--2$401$8031
Sep 18, 2010Saturday50$961+19.7%-2$480$1,7642
Sep 19, 2010Sunday52$434-54.8%-2$217$2,1983