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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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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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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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As Mitch walks up on Jeff and T.R. as they are harassing Bonnie, Jeff is standing with his right side to Mitch. When they switch cameras, Jeff has moved so his back it to Mitch. 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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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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