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The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 June 1994 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Rated PG-13 for violence, some language and comic sensuality | See all certifications »

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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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Dennis Quaid was considered for a role in the film. See more »

Goofs

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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Pepper: If it's got hair, I can ride it. If it's got a beat, I can dance to it.
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Referenced in The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) See more »

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Sazon
Written by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr.
Performed by Celia Cruz
Courtesy of RMM Sony
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Great fun!
7 April 2000 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is great for a fun night in if you want some light-hearted entertainment. The actors do they job well, they are believable as Sonny and Pepper. They make a good acting team and the storyline is entertaining, but not great and you don't have to solve any difficult plots, which i like to do. Despite this, it is worth watching,it has lots of fun moments, but really it is only for cowboy and western fans.


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