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City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 10 June 1994 (USA)
Shortly after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and set out to discover its secrets.

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The second part of City Slickers begins after the death of Curly. It is the 40th birthday of Mitch Robbins and the day begins quite good until he returns home (after a hard day at the radio station) and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance. Together with Phil (from the first part) and unfortunately with Glen he tries to find the hidden gold of Curly's father in the desert of Arizona instead of attending a meeting in Las Vegas. The adventurous journey reveals many surprises until everything seems to be over when the map gets lost... Written by Volker Boehm

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Rated PG-13 for a comic sex scene and off color humor | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$43,522,360 (USA)
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The picture of Curly's father, Lincoln Washburn, is an image of Jack Palance from the film "Shane". Billy Crystal has said that his original inspiration for Curly was Jack Palance's role as Wilson in "Shane". See more »

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Gold is a relatively soft metal. When Mitch scrapes the brick with a knife at the end of the movie, it would score. See more »

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Barry: It's Curly. He's come back from the dead!
Ira: He looks great.
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Generates Enough Laughs To Recommend...
11 December 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold" brings back Billy Crystal as Mitch Robbins, and Daniel Stern as Phil Berquist, plus a new cast member: Jon Lovitz, playing Crystal's brother Glen.

Okay, so "Slickers II" isn't as funny as the first. I agree. However, I think it does have some laughs, and generates enough to recommend, especially if you are a fan of the original.

The basic plot of this film is that Crystal and pals find Duke (Jack Palance. Yes, I wrote Jack Palance. Read on for explanations) -- Curly's twin brother (See? Now it makes sense, right?) -- or rather, he finds them. After letting them in on a secret that there's buried treasure in a cave somewhere out in the yonder, and that Duke wants Crystal to help him find it, we're all geared up and ready for more City Slickers.

Really, the "plot" is just a worthless excuse to see familiar faces in a big Arizona desert. But, a lot of sequels have throwaway plots, and I think there's a bit of magic to this one. Of course it's contrived and silly, but it's like a bunch of little kids following a sketched treasure map. It's fun to watch, and brings back fond memories.

I recommend City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold. It's not great, but it's fun, and worth a few bucks on a Friday night.

3/5 stars-

John Ulmer


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