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The Cowboy Way (1994)

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

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Manny Huerta
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Desk Clerk at Waldorf Astoria
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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
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The second of two movies with Luis Guzmán with the word "Way" in the title. The first was Carlito's Way (1993). See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the Waldorf Astoria, when Pepper and Sonny are eating, Sonny's steak is not rare - you can see on his fork that it is well done. See more »

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Sonny: It's your call, stubby.
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Referenced in Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000) See more »

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Ran Kan Kan
Written amd Performed by Tito Puente
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
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Very entertaining movie
2 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed watching this movie. This and a couple of others pay homage to Kiefer's interest in ranching. In real life, he is a real life cowboy, owning a fairly large ranch. He is truly a multifaceted individual, and this film takes most of its humor from the culture clash between the Ranch lifestyle and the New York City lifestyle. It is the type of conflict you see in more light hearted films such as the City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Interestingly, the country, cowboy lifestyle, while first out of place, ends up dominating those who adhere to the city ethos, and results in unique solutions to bad situations. There is a definite chemistry between Harrelson and Sutherland. One would hope Harrelson would be asked to star in future episodes of "24".


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