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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Whilst chasing the train inside the bridge Sonny jumps off his horse and onto the back of the train. In the next shot his horse has disappeared and the only horse visible is being ridden by Pepper. After Pepper also hops onto the train his horse is shown galloping riderless but Sonny's horse is never seen again. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: How would you like your steaks cooked?
Pepper: Oh, just knock its horns off, wipe its nasty ass, and chunk it right here on this plate.
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Referenced in Community: Advanced Criminal Law (2009) See more »

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On Broadway
Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Performed by Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Not a great movie, but...
18 July 2000 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This is by no means the best movie I've ever seen, but I must confess (however guiltily) that I enjoyed it a great deal more than the reviewers I consulted led me to expect I might. -- Kiefer Sutherland and Woody Harrelson are appealing as the two male leads, old rodeo friends who had a major falling out years before but now find themselves teamed up to help an old friend find his daughter. Their adventures in urban New York City are, by turns, humorous and suspenseful. Dylan McDermott demonstrates some considerable acting range as a sleazy weasel. The inevitable chase scene through downtown Manhattan somehow seems fresh and exciting. -- No one will confuse this piece with High Art, but one could spend one's time in worse ways...


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