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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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cowboy | cattle | new mexico | colorado | radio | See more »

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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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Amigos... siempre amigos  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$124,033,791 (USA)
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The Funniest Movie Of 1991!
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A mid-life crisis plagued man and his friends find renewal and purpose on a cattle driving vacation. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 funniest movies of all time, City Slickers is hilarious movie that will make anybody who watches it laugh! I repeat, it will make anybody who watches it laugh! We've got a lot of great and hilarious performances from the cast, and we've got a lot of really funny jokes and hysterical scenes, such as the opening scene with the running of the bulls, as well as the scene where Billy Crystal is talking in front of the class at the school, and not to mention the coffee scene. I could also name a lot of really more hysterical scenes, but as I am limited as to how much I can type, and as I would most likely end up spoiling the movie for you, I am not going to do that. But anyway, City Slickers is a great movie, it's got laughs, thrills, excitement, and even a few sad parts, but it's mostly a funny movie all in all. This is the funniest movie of 1991, and one of the funniest movies I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

Billy Crystal's acting in this movie is hilarious, his participation in the running of the bulls scene at the beginning had me laughing like crazy, as well as the classroom and coffee scenes, and who could forget the Pizza Guy advertisement? Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby give more hilarious performances as Billy Crystal's friends who talk him into going on a cattle drive for a vacation. And then we have the best performance in the movie, Jack Palance as Curly Washburn. Jack Palance's acting in this film earned him the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor (a well deserved win), and when he got the award, he performed some push-ups on stage just so he could show to the audience that at age 73, he was still active. Crystal, Kirby, Stern, and Palance were all great in this movie, with Crystal and Palance standing out the most. Billy Crystal is a comedic genius, and this movie, along with Analyze This and Analyze That are proof of it.

Looking for a movie with good acting and big laughs? Then watch Ron Underwood's City Slickers, as it's got both of these, it has got both good, no, great acing, and it's got a lot of very big laughs in it! City Slickers is such a hilarious movie, that the chances are you will have to watch it over and over again. So join Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, and Jack Palance in City Slickers to see a film that will bring out the red carpet, and walking up the red carpet will be all of the laughs that are in the film! If you ask me, this movie truly deserved to be ranked as one of the 100 funniest movies of all time by the American Film Institue, as I can say that this is one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen, it's a hysterical laugh fest with a lot of good and funny acting in it! With the exceptions of movies like Some Like It Hot, Dr. Stranglove, or any of the Marx Brothers movies, most movies don't get much funnier than this!

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