Nearly 30 years ago, bull rider Lane Frost died after a ride at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
While riding a bull named “Takin’ Care of Business,” Frost dismounts after his 8-second ride, but the bull comes after him, goring him in the side. Frost suffered some broken ribs and a severed main artery. As a result of excessive internal bleeding, he died on the arena floor.
In 1994, Frost was honored with a movie about his life and untimely death. 8 Seconds starred Luke Perry as Lane and Stephen Baldwin as his buddy and fellow bull rider Tuff Hedeman.
The story follows Frost’s career, his marriage to Kellie Kyle and his untimely death. Perhaps one of the most moving storylines of the film is Frost’s friendship with Tuff Hedeman. In fact, Frost and Hedeman were such close friends that Tuff named his first born son after the deceased bull rider. Tuff Hedeman was often on hand during the filming of 8 Seconds and acted as a stunt double for Stephen Baldwin.
Friendship goals- Tuff Hedeman and Lane Frost pic.twitter.com/OpTMrgRgiu
— Wyatt Dukes (@wyattdukes21) September 1, 2015
8 Seconds produced one of the most beloved soundtracks for country music fans as it featured performances from Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Billy Dean and Reba McEntire.
One of our favorite scenes from the film takes place at Lane and Kellie’s wedding when Vince Gill and Karla Bonoff take the stage at their reception to perform the toe-tapping, dance-worthy tune “When Will I Be Loved.” The song kicks off a dance floor battle between Frost and Hedeman that has been often recreated by many wedding parties over the last two decades. But, while many have tried to mimic the dance, it’s tough to beat the original. Check out the video below or click here to watch.