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The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 June 1994 (USA)
Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar Joaquín ... See full summary »

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Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar Joaquín Martínez after he disappears in New York City to pick up his daughter, Theresa (Cara Buono). When Pepper and Sonny find that neither is anywhere to be found, they go about the wacky adventure of finding Nacho and Theresa, and in the process, test the foundation of their friendship. Along the way, they find themselves entwined in the inner workings of a New York sweat shop where Theresa has been enslaved after traveling to the U.S.A. from Cuba. Going about doing things in a cowboy way, Pepper and Sonny put their small town skills to the test in a big city kind of way and rescue Theresa from the thugs. Written by Chris Roybal <roybal@juno.com>

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How the East was won.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, some language and comic sensuality | See all certifications »

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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

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Deux cow-boys à New York  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,277,185 (USA)
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Charlie Sheen turned down the role of Pepper Lewis, making this the second of two movies with the word "way" in the title. The first was Carlito's Way (1993). See more »

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When Sonny and Pepper are in the truck, just as they get to the warehouse, and Pepper is explaining to Sonny about why he did not show up for the big rodeo, you can see Pepper is taking rounds out of a bullet belt and putting them in his pocket. When the camera is facing Pepper he stops doing this about halfway through and puts his hands down in his lap by his knees. However, when it's facing Sonny, he continues to pocket the bullets for the whole speech. One moment he's got his hand in his pocket, when the camera faces Sonny, then in a split second, his hands are in his lap as the camera faces him. See more »

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Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: And would you care to order wine with your meal?
Pepper: Uh, yah why don't you bring us a bottle of something or other, uh not too sweet, American.
Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: American something or other, yes sir an excellent choice and would you like glasses or do you prefer to drink directly from the bottle?
Pepper: Well, um, glasses I reckon and oh hay toss a litle ice in mine if you would my good man.
Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: Ice, certainly sir. Nothing could surprise me now.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000) See more »

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Suicide Blonde
Written by Andrew Farriss, Michael Hutchence
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Polygram Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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funny and a good ride
28 July 2000 | by (Brooklyn Park,MN) – See all my reviews

You can't take this movie seriously, but it is a riot. Don't expect a lot and you'll find yourself laughing like crazy. Weak plot with under developed characters but the Harrelson/ Sutherland comedy team could go a long way! The restaurant scene is a howl.


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