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City Slickers (1991)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  7 June 1991 (USA)
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

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Mitch is a middle aged big-city radio ads salesman. He and his friends Ed and Phil are having mid-life crisis. They decide the best birthday gift is to go on a two week holiday in the wild west driving cattle from New Mexico to Colorado. There they meet cowboy Curly who not only teaches them how to become real cowboys, but also one or two other things about life in the open air of the west. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Yesterday They Were Businessmen. Today They're Cowboys. Tomorrow They'll Be Walking Funny.

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Comedy | Western

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7 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos... siempre amigos  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$124,033,791 (USA)
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The last scene Jack Palance filmed was the moment where he and Billy Crystal are sitting at the campfire and singing trail songs. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie Bruno Kirby says something like 'next year we are going to follow Admiral Byrd's route to the North Pole.' Actually, it was Admiral Peary who was credited with being the first person to go to the North Pole. Admiral Byrd was more famous for his solo, over-winter stay in Antarctica at his base called Little America. See more »

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[first lines]
[running through the streets in front of angry bulls, deliberately]
Mitch Robbins: Whose idea was this anyway?
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References Red River (1948) See more »

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RAWHIDE
(1959)
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Published by VOLTA MUSIC CORP. / MRS. NED WASHINGTON / CATHERINE HINEN
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Great comic western
24 April 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Billy Crystal puts on a fine show in the comic western 'City Slickers'. This is a consistently funny and thouroughly enjoyable comedy which stars Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby as the 3 middle aged friends who take a vacation in the west and get into all sorts of carry on with cattle and Curly the cowboy. Crystal is a fine comedian and he certainly shows it here. Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby do well too and there is an excellent show from Jack Palance as Curly. There was also a sequel made called 'City Slickers 2 The Legend of Curly's Gold'. This was just as good and I also recommend it if you like this. But see 'City Slickers' a classic comedy western.


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