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City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 June 1991 (USA)
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

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7 June 1991 (USA)  »

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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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Although many observers were stunned by Jack Palance's "I crap bigger than Billy Crystal!" comments at the 1991 Oscars, and didn't understand where his statement came from, Palance was actually repeating a line that his Curly character says to Crystal when they first meet at the riding camp. People forgot this line because Palance delivered it so quickly and had many more notable quotes. See more »

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After the cattle drive is over, Clay says, "Let's get some grub". Ira, Ben and Steve, Barry, Cookie, and Bonnie follow, in that order. But when they switch cameras, their order is Barry, Ira, Bonnie, Ben and Steve, and Cookie following Clay and Millie towards the house. 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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The opening credits show a cartoon of a cowboy practicing with a lasso See more »

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Referenced in 60 Minutes: On Thin Ice/The Memory Pill/Love Her Way (2007) See more »

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BONANZA
(1959)
Composers Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Publishers JAY LIVINGSTON MUSIC / ST. ANGELO MUSIC
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Comedy,Adventure,friendship and the wild west all combine to make one pretty good movie!
27 April 2004 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

City Slickers-was when I first saw the previews many years ago, nothing I thought I'd be interested in. Then I saw it. I was very much mistaken, I got into this right away with enthusiasm-this isn't just a good movie, I'd call it very good or even great. I didn't expect the depth and the beauty of the storyline that I got. One of the best movies Billie Crystal has ever made.

City Slickers had moments of comedy that were actually funny. Really really funny. In addition, the emotional element that went along with the comedy just made it a that much more satisfying movie going experience. This is a movie that stands out by combining fantastic humor with a touching and relatable story about three friends and the search to find who they really are as people. And that this all takes place in such stunning surroundings just completes the movie experience.

The dialogue was real and relateable and what was done so well, was how all encompassing the movie was-comedy,western,drama-everything was combined here and the results flowed perfectly smooth and were great. This script was superb.

Identity is an issue that all people struggle with at any age-the way these people spoke to each other were probebly very close in nature to conversations going on right now. The cinemotography was magnificent and the characters were believable to the point where you either feel like you know them or you'd like to. I think that's enough reasons to dig the movie! In short-City Slickers is a surprisingly excellent movie that garners a 9 out of 10 for me and can be enjoyed by all.


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