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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
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Incorrectly regarded as goof. Phil (Daniel Stern) mentions that he had to work every weekend for a year to afford the trip. As a grocery store manager, he is in a salary position and required to work weekends anyways. However, given how his father in law owned the store and treated him terribly, he may be paid hourly and worked seven days a week for a year. Or he is salary, and worked seven days a week for a bonus. See more »
During the stampede, when Mitch is up a tree, the metal fencing around the base of the tree to keep the cattle away is visible. See more »
[running through the streets in front of angry bulls, deliberately]
Whose idea was this anyway?
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The opening credits show a cartoon of a cowboy practicing with a lasso See more »
Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) is frustrated with his job selling ad time on the radio. Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern) is in a hateful marriage and found cheating with the checkout girl. Ed Furillo (Bruno Kirby) is settling down with an underwear model. The three friends decide to go on a getaway driving cattle. There they meet the beautiful Bonnie Rayburn (Helen Slater) who just was recently dumped, father & son dentists, Barry & Ira ice cream makers, and the harden trail boss Curly (Jack Palance).
What makes this work is the chemistry between the three good comedic talents, and Jack Palance playing up his rough cowboy act. It has a sweet heart and Billy Crystal making jokes when he was still funny. It has some really funny insightful mid-life-crisis guy talk. And Jack Palance delivers some funny memorable punchlines.
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