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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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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$124,033,791 (USA)
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Billy Crystal, a notoriously die hard New York Yankees fan, wears a New York Mets cap in the film. As explained by Crystal in the DVD Commentary, he did this because the New York Mets had made a major contribution and helped out on his annual Comic Relief charity. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch is talking to his wife on the plane, an extra in the background can be seen performing the same action twice in two different shots. The extra moves from his seat in the right of the screen to the left (implying he is going somewhere), and then it quickly cuts to Mitch, then back to wife and the same extra is getting up from his seat and performing the same action all over again. 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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BONANZA
(1959)
Composers Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Publishers JAY LIVINGSTON MUSIC / ST. ANGELO MUSIC
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The Big Little Movie
29 April 2004 | by (Santa Barbara) – See all my reviews

This is one that I think every guy should see at least once. I could really relate to the character of Mitch's questioning his job, and wondering what he should be doing with his life. I thought the movie frankly starts out with a rather serious mood, relaxed by the characters joking about their situations, but I liked that a lot. It makes you think about how heavy the responsibility of providing for a family really can be. The humor is totally great in this film as well. Crystal especially had me laughing all the time. And as others have said, it kind of surprises you how the story gets pretty emotional down the stretch. Almost cried, but not quite. I just watched it for the first time last weekend, gave it a 10, and look forward to watching it many times in the future.


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