Mitch is a middle aged big-city radio ads salesman. He and his friends Ed and Phil are having mid-life crisis. They decide the best birthday gift is to go on a two week holiday in the wild west driving cattle from New Mexico to Colorado. There they meet cowboy Curly who not only teaches them how to become real cowboys, but also one or two other things about life in the open air of the west.Written by
Sami Al-Taher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
According to Billy Crystal in the "making of" documentary, when he first came up with the story and came up with the character of Curly, he immediately wrote down Jack Palance's name as the ideal choice for the role. When it appeared there was a scheduling conflict the script was given to Charles Bronson. Bronson rejected it, but then Palance became available. See more »
(at around 1h 30 mins) As Mitch, Phil, and Ed are herding the cows down the slope and into the river (when Ed is already midway across the river), if you look to the extreme left of the frame (in the DVD wide screen format), you can see a man at the base of the slope. He momentarily darts into frame and back out again. See more »
[running through the streets in front of angry bulls, deliberately]
Whose idea was this anyway?
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The opening credits show a cartoon of a cowboy practicing with a lasso See more »
AMC version makes two changes in the scene where Mitch talks to his son's class; Sal's story is removed entirely, and the scene begins with the kids cheering, and Sal's "masturbation" hand gesture during Mitch's speech is replaced with an alternate take where Sal instead makes the "Whoopee!" gesture with his index finger. See more »
This movie is for anyone who needs relief from a crisis, middle-aged or otherwise.
Three buddies head down the trails to relieve their midlife crises. They wind up sharing the adventures of a lifetime. I have enjoyed this movie each and every time I have seen it. The comedy is pleasant, and you will not exhale during the river rescue scene. *** out of ****
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