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City Slickers -- A mid-life crisis plagued man and his friends find renewal and purpose on a cattle driving vacation.


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Writers (WGA):
Lowell Ganz (written by) &
Babaloo Mandel (written by)
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Yesterday They Were Businessmen. Today They're Cowboys. Tomorrow They'll Be Walking Funny.
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Ron Underwood 
Writing credits
Lowell Ganz (written by) &
Babaloo Mandel (written by)

Produced by
Billy Crystal .... executive producer
Gregory Dark .... line producer: Pamplona, Spain (as Greg Dark)
Gregory Dark .... line producer: Pamplona, Spain
Irby Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman (music by)
Thomas Richard Sharp (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Dean Semler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
O. Nicholas Brown (edited by)
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Production Design by
Lawrence G. Paull (production design by)
Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge  (as Mark Mansbridge)
Set Decoration by
Rick Simpson 
Costume Design by
Judy L. Ruskin  (as Judy Ruskin)
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... key makeup artist (as Kenneth Chase)
Candida Conery .... hair stylist
William A. Farley .... key hair stylist
Todd McIntosh .... makeup artist (as Todd A. McIntosh)
Peter Montagna .... makeup artist: additional crew
Production Management
Mairin Blake .... unit manager: Pamplona, Spain
Edward D. Markley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... first assistant director: additional crew
Anthony Brand .... first assistant director: Pamplona, Spain
Jim Chory .... first assistant director
Mickey Gilbert .... second unit director
Fraser Clarke Heston .... second unit director: Pamplona, Spain (as Fraser Heston)
Nina Kostroff-Noble .... second assistant director: additional crew (as Nina Kostroff)
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director: additional crew (as Douglas C. Metzger)
Irby Jay Smith Jr. .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... second assistant director
Art Department
Donald R. Abblett .... production painter (as Don Abblett)
Dennis Butterworth .... greens foreman
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction foreman (as Robert Carlyle)
Clete Cetrone .... propmaker (as Clete F. Cetrone)
Renee Faia .... art department coordinator
Michael R. Gannon .... assistant property master
Bobby Joe Garren .... standby greens
Mike Higelmire .... leadman (as Michael Higelmire)
Geoff Hubbard .... set designer
Mark Konkel .... paint foreman
Gary Kudroff .... set dresser
Dick Lasley .... storyboard artist
Louis Marquis .... plaster foreman (as Louis F. Marquis)
W. Scott Mason .... construction foreman (as Scott Mason)
Sean McCall .... labor foreman (as Sean MacCall)
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Clarence Lynn Price .... construction coordinator
Ray Rarick .... construction foreman (as Raymond Rarick)
John A. Scott III .... set dresser
Wayne Smith .... paint foreman
Tom Southwell .... storyboard artist
Stan Tropp .... set designer
William Kemper Wright .... set dresser (as William K. Wright)
Steven DeSantis .... propmaker (uncredited)
Luigi Mugavero .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alan Swain .... carpenter (uncredited)
Christopher Windisch .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
George Baetz .... boom operator
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Bob Beemer .... re-recording mixer (as Robert Beemer)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Patty Dobie .... assistant sound editor
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Ellen Decker Franklin .... assistant sound editor
Leonard T. Geschke .... sound editor
Mark Harris .... machine operator
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Suhail Kafity .... sound editor (as Suhail F. Kafity)
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Stephanie D. Krivacek .... adr assistant
Mary Jo Lang .... foley recordist
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor (as Colin Mouat)
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Mel Neiman .... processed effects
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr co-supervisor (as Alan Nineberg)
Bob O'Brien .... sound editor
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Matt Patterson .... recordist
Jim Quinn .... machine operator (as James Quinn)
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Larry Singer .... adr supervisor
Roger V. Stevenson .... cableman (as Roger Stevenson)
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor
Tim Song Jones .... sound transferer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larz Anderson .... special effects
Albert Delgado .... special effects
Ken Pepiot .... special effects coordinator (as Kenneth D. Pepiot)
Wayne Rose .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Paul Curley .... matte cameraman
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist
Brian Burrows .... stuntman
Chema .... stunt double: Pamplona, Spain
Jerry Gatlin .... co-stunt coordinator
Lance Gilbert .... stuntman
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stuntman
Troy Gilbert .... stuntman
Michael Adams .... stunt player (uncredited)
Bobby Aldridge .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tony Lee Boggs .... utility stunts (uncredited)
R.J. Chambers .... stunts (uncredited)
Mack MacReady .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Anderberg .... grip (as David Anderberg)
Rick A. Benedetto .... electrician (as Richard Benedetto)
Lee Blasingame .... first camera assistant
Jim Carne .... electrician (as James W. Carne)
Alfonso Casado .... camera loader: Pamplona, Spain
Doug Cowden .... grip
Mark Davison .... first camera assistant (as Mark T. Davison)
Robert Eber .... additional photography: Pamplona, Spain
Chris Espeset .... dolly grip: additional crew
Fernando Espiga .... additional photography: Pamplona, Spain
Leigh Feitelberg .... second camera assistant
Martin Fuhrer .... director of photography: Pamplona, Spain
Eric Gigandet .... key grip: Pamplona, Spain
Nathaniel Goodman .... first assistant camera: Pamplona, Spain
Ron Goodman .... aerial cameraman: additional crew
Kim Heath .... grip
Paul Iski .... grip
Gary B. Kibbe .... camera operator (as Gary Kibbe)
Bill Knapp .... assistant to still photographer
George Loomis .... camera operator: additional crew (as George A. Loomis)
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer (as Melton C. Maxwell)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Tom Meyer .... grip: Pamplona, Spain (as Thomas Meyer)
John Murphy .... grip (as John W. Murphy)
Antonio Navarro .... camera loader: Pamplona, Spain
Mark O'Kane .... panaglide operator
William 'Bear' Paul .... key grip
William Eddie Paul .... grip (as William 'Ed' Paul)
Ángel Rodríguez .... grip: Pamplona, Spain
Andreas Schneuwly .... first assistant camera: Pamplona, Spain
Chuck Sharp .... best boy electric (as Charles W. Sharp)
Gil Valle .... second company grip
Dudley J. Voll .... second camera assistant
Randy Woods .... electrician
Jonathan Woolf .... dolly grip
Ángel Yebra .... first assistant camera: Pamplona, Spain
Steve Banister .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles A. Carlsen .... grip (uncredited)
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Hayashi .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Richard Kelley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Scott Kidner .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... grip (uncredited)
Stephen Mullen .... electrician (uncredited)
Ray Ortega .... electrician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Bob Kurtz .... animation director: title sequence (uncredited)
Gary Mooney .... animator: title sequence (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: Central Casting
Sally Jackson .... casting: New Mexico
Kenneth Post .... extras casting: Cenex Casting (as Ken Post)
Marla Shertz Wilson .... casting associate
Paul Garnica .... background casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Ayers .... costume supervisor
Deborah Lancaster .... costume supervisor
Christopher Lawrence .... costume supervisor
Mary Zophres .... assistant costume designer (as Areti Mary Zophres)
Timothy Alberts .... wardrobe supervisor: New York (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Bryan H. Carroll .... assistant editor
Edward Malone .... assistant editor
Insley Pearre .... post-production assistant
Arthur Tostado .... color timer
Andrew Cerino .... editing intern (uncredited)
Mark Perzely .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... additional orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... additional orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Hummie Mann .... composer: additional music
Hummie Mann .... conductor
Mark McKenzie .... conductor
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Lisa Morlas .... assistant music editor
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Thomas Richard Sharp .... additional orchestrator (as Thom Sharp)
Scott Stambler .... music editor
Frank Welker .... special vocal effects
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica soloist (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Nick Vidar .... music programmer (uncredited)
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bo Falck .... transportation coordinator
Rick Mercier .... transportation captain (as Richard G. Mercier)
Tony Mercier .... transportation co-captain
Troy Flynn .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Gaskill .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Bruce Robertson .... driver (uncredited)
Russ Tolliver .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Howard Berger .... mechanical animal effects: KNB EFX Group
Michael Boyle .... wrangler
Alison Cannon .... accounting clerk (as Alison Belanger)
Mitzie Corbin .... production assistant (as Mitzie E. Corbin)
Leslie Cornyn .... post-production accountant
Christy Dimmig .... production coordinator: Pamplona, Spain
Dick Elder .... representative: American Humane Association
Antonia Ellis .... assistant to the producers (as Toni Ellis)
Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr. .... location manager
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Cliff Fleming .... helicopter pilot: additional crew
Barbara A. Hall .... production associate
Steve Hanna .... wrangler
Alison Harstedt .... assistant production accountant
George Harvell .... caterer: Tomkats Catering
Barbara Heller .... location manager: additional crew
Bill Hill .... location projectionist
Craig Hosking .... helicopter pilot: additional crew
K. Lenna Katich .... production accountant (as K. Lenna Kunkel)
David Keane .... production assistant
Jamie Kehoe .... craft service (as James Kehoe)
Robert Kurtzman .... mechanical animal effects: KNB EFX Group
Clay M. Lilley .... wrangler (as Clay Lilley)
Jack Lilley .... livestock coordinator: Movin On Livestock
Richard Lilley .... wrangler
David Linck .... unit publicist
Ed Lish .... representative: American Humane Association
Ross Loney .... wrangler
James A. Maguire .... location manager: Pamplona, Spain
Marc Makey .... production assistant: additional crew
Mickie McGowan .... adr voices
Larry McKinney .... wrangler
Kerry Lyn McKissick .... script supervisor
Hwei-Chu Meng .... production coordinator
Leigh A. Miller .... assistant production coordinator
Darwin Mitchell .... wrangler (as Darwin 'Slick' Mitchell)
Tom Morales .... caterer: Tomkats Catering
Leslie A. Morrow .... production assistant: additional crew (as Ledlie Morrow)
Greg Nicotero .... mechanical animal effects: KNB EFX Group
Charlie O'Dowd .... assistant production coordinator (as Charlie Johnson-O'Dowd)
Bettina Tendler O'Mara .... product promotions coordinator (as Bettina Tendler)
Sonya Ooten .... production assistant
Reid Overstreet .... wrangler
Ken Palmer .... production assistant: additional crew
Ernie Paul .... production assistant: additional crew
Stanley Pierce .... wrangler
Lara Porzak .... production assistant: additional crew (as Lara C. Porzak)
Carlos Pérez .... translator: Pamplona, Spain (as Carlos Perez)
Sol Rivera .... production assistant: additional crew
Darin Rivetti .... production assistant
Richard Robbins .... wrangler
Bob Roddy .... set medic
David Rodgers .... wrangler (as Dave Rodgers)
Eduardo Gamez Rogers .... translator: Pamplona, Spain
David Rudder .... production assistant
Charlie Russell .... wrangler
Frank Russell .... wrangler
Teofilo Sanchez .... medic: additional crew (as Teifilo 'Chito' Sanchez)
Steve Sass .... aerial assistant: additional crew (as Steven Sass)
L. David Silva .... production assistant
Ginger Sledge .... location scout: additional crew
Carol Sonheim .... animal trainer
Dan Spaethe .... wrangler
Jilann Spitzmiller .... production assistant: additional crew
Katherine Stuart .... assistant: Mr. Underwood (as Katherine W. Stuart)
Chris Summerell .... shotmaker operator
Charles Taylor .... wrangler (as Charlie Taylor)
Rose Topping .... assistant to the writers
Jose Luis Trivino .... assistant location manager: Pamplona, Spain
Barbara W. Turman .... accounting clerk
Susan Vanderbeek .... production associate
Phillips Wylly Jr. .... location manager (as Phillips 'Flip' Wylly Jr.)
Jerry Young .... wrangler gang boss
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Catherine Lynn Butler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Carroll .... wrangler (uncredited)
Geoffrey Casquias .... security officer (uncredited)
David Hummel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joanna Kennedy .... script supervisor: second unit, USA (uncredited)
Hector H. Kron .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kent Kubena .... production assistant (uncredited)
Beverly Winston .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Nancy Roberts .... special thanks
Jim Shibley .... producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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113 min
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The scene where Mitch, Ed, and Phil cross the river with the herd and save Norman from the rapids were amongst the first scenes filmed.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where Mitch is explaining how to use a VCR, shadows of film equipment are cast on the sides of the cows moving across the foreground.See more »
[first lines]
[running through the streets in front of angry bulls, deliberately]
Mitch Robbins:Whose idea was this anyway?
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35 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
First-rate comedy with some serious themes running just beneath the surface., 19 May 2004
Author: Jonathon Dabell ( from Todmorden, England

City Slickers entertained me enormously when I was a teenager because it has some good, solid laughs. Nowadays, as I approach my thirtieth birthday with frightening momentum, it still entertains me but it touches me too. That's probably what makes it such a great film: the skillful intertwining of humour, emotion and action.

New Yorker Mitch (Billy Crystal) has reached crisis point in his mundane life. Bored by his job in the lower reaches of radio broadcasting and frustrated by the alarming rate at which years seem to be passing him by, he senses that his life has been a failure. His two friends, Phil (Daniel Stern) and Ed (Bruno Kirby) buy him a two week vacation for his birthday. No ordinary vacation, mind... a fortnight driving cattle across the Wild West, just like in the good old days. And it is while on this extraordinary vacation that the three buddies learn how to make the most of their mixed-up lives.

The performances are uniformly excellent, especially Crystal who is in sharper form than ever before (or since, come to think of it) and Jack Palance as the leathery trail boss whose simple philosophies are surprisingly insightful. The scripting is outstanding, giving all the stars a chance to do some good character development, while providing terrific laugh-out-loud moments too. The film works on other levels too: the music is stirring, the photography spectacular and the editting very sharp (especially in a superb scene in which Crystal tries on an assortment of ill-fitting cowboy hats, only to opt in the end for his trusty old baseball cap). City Slickers is great entertainment, and one of the truly timeless comedy masterpieces from its decade.

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