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The Cowboy Way (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 3 June 1994 (USA)
As they visit New York, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

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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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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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At one point Pepper (Woody Harrelson) tells Officer Sam "Mad Dog" Shaw (Ernie Hudson) that there are no real cowboys from Texas. However, later when asked about Bill Pickett, Woody didn't know who he was and replied ,"Oh, William!". Willie M. "Bill" Pickett is from Texas and was called the "Greatest Cowboy" of his day. See more »

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In the opening rodeo sequence, Pepper's horse is brown in the chute, but black on the close-ups out in the arena. 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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Referenced in The Critic: Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice (1995) See more »

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The Middle
Written by Don Boyette, On Zero
Performed by On Zero
Courtesy of A.Y.C.C. Music Inc, D Tree B Music Inc.
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Keifer & Woody romp
24 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Catching up on Keifer Sutherland films since being mesmerized by his "24" series. This one is lots of fun, as the two cowboys head from New Mexico to New York City to see what happened to their friend, who came from Cuba and is trying to get his daughter to the states. He does but there are complications. The boys are drawn into the sweatshop force labor problem and other unsavory doings. But their bravado and guts save the day. Nothing earth shattering here, but a good ole boy buddy film with two likable guys.


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