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City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 June 1994 (USA)
One year after their first western adventure, Mitch Robbins and his friends discover a treasure map that belonged to their late trail guide Curly and they set out to discover its secrets.

Director:

Paul Weiland

Writers:

Lowell Ganz (characters), Babaloo Mandel (characters) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mitch Robbins
Daniel Stern ... Phil Berquist
Jon Lovitz ... Glen Robbins
Jack Palance ... Duke Washburn
Patricia Wettig ... Barbara Robbins
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Bud
Bill McKinney ... Matt
Lindsay Crystal ... Holly Robbins
Beth Grant ... Lois
Noble Willingham ... Clay Stone
David Paymer ... Ira Shalowitz
Josh Mostel ... Barry Shalowitz
Jayne Meadows ... Mitch's Mother
Alan Charof ... Mitch's Father
Kenneth S. Allen Kenneth S. Allen ... Annoyed Man in Library
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Storyline

The second part of City Slickers begins after the death of Curly. It is the 40th birthday of Mitch Robbins and the day begins quite good until he returns home (after a hard day at the radio station) and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance. Together with Phil (from the first part) and unfortunately with Glen he tries to find the hidden gold of Curly's father in the desert of Arizona instead of attending a meeting in Las Vegas. The adventurous journey reveals many surprises until everything seems to be over when the map gets lost... Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're back in the saddle!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a comic sex scene and off color humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Slickers II See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$43,622,150
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the original draft, Billy Crystal's character "accidentally" drops his brother Glenn (Jon Lovitz) into a canyon before an oncoming stampede, killing him. Although it was scrapped after negative screen testing, the scene was eventually used in the Lion King. See more »

Goofs

When Glen accidentally catches the map on fire, the burn hole is in the center of it. Later, during the campfire scene, Mitch clearly indicates the hole being near the side. See more »

Quotes

Ira: Hi. We're Ira and Barry Schalowitz.
Barry: We helped bury your brother.
Duke: Oh. Maybe someday I can do the same for you.
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Connections

Referenced in Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Treasure of The Sierra Madre
Composed by Max Steiner
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It was disappointing, but there are much worse sequels out there
19 May 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

You can probably tell from the review title that I absolutely loved the first film, the sentimentality occasionally got in the way, but it was funny, beautifully filmed and had adept direction and performances. I admit I was disappointed in this sequel, but there are much worse sequels out there, reading my past reviews you'll probably guess which ones I'm talking about. The film is beautiful to watch with a nice score, and the ending was great. And there were some funny moments, if not anything that I would quote like in the first. Plus the performances are good, Jack Palance makes a brief but worthwhile reprisal here, and Daniel Stern is as goofy and as charming as ever. Billy Crystal is much more reserved here though, and Jon Lovitz did irritate me. The flaws however come in mainly the basic plot structure, I know the first film had a simple story structure but this one had more so and the direction which isn't as skillful or as efficient this time around. Another problem was the pacing, while the film's length itself is fine there are times when the film does drag and badly. As I have said already there were times when I did laugh, but for me it wasn't quite enough. Overall, not an awful sequel, but it was disappointing. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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