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The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  3 June 1994 (USA)
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Two buddies and championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, after he disappears after travelling to New York City to pick up his daughter, ... See full summary »



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Two buddies and championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar, after he disappears after travelling to New York City to pick up his daughter, Theresa. 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 <>

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How the East was won.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deux cow-boys à New York  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$20,277,185 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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When the conductor stops the subway, John Stark and his hostage Teresa are thrown forward towards the camera from the abrupt halt. But the front of the train is to their left, not in front of them. See more »


Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: And would you care to order wine with your meal?
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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.
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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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