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City Slickers (1991)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  7 June 1991 (USA)
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A mid-life crisis plagued man and his friends find renewal and purpose on a cattle driving vacation.

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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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7 June 1991 (USA)  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$124,033,791 (USA)
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The cow-giving-birth used a puppet calf, as several takes were wanted. The shot of Norman getting to his feet was real footage taken just after birth. Billy Crystal actually assisted in the delivery. Six calves were used in all, and Crystal arranged for them all to live full lives on a farm. The shots featuring Crystal were filmed in Colorado, but the shots from the same scene featuring Jack Palance were filmed in New York. See more »

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In the scene where Mitch is explaining how to use a VCR, shadows of film equipment are cast on the sides of the cows moving across the foreground. See more »

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[running through the streets in front of angry bulls, deliberately]
Mitch Robbins: Whose idea was this anyway?
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Hilarious and Well-Meaning Comedy.
8 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"City Slickers" is one of those curiosities that is just good pure entertainment that works in spite of itself. Billy Crystal is going through a mid-life crisis. It is time to get away. So he goes on a trail ride with friends Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby. What follows is a funny film that is full of outlandish delight. Oscar-winner Jack Palance dominates in a very short role as the man hired to look after Crystal, his friends and a group of interesting characters. Charming little film. 4 stars out of 5.


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