Two childhood friends who are rodeo cowboys travel from New Mexico to New York City searching for a friend who disappeared while looking for his daughter, who's just been smuggled into the US from Cuba.

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Gregg Champion

Writers:

Robert C. Thompson (story) (as Rob Thompson), William D. Wittliff (story) (as Bill Wittliff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Harrelson ... Pepper Lewis
Kiefer Sutherland ... Sonny Gilstrap
Dylan McDermott ... John Stark
Ernie Hudson ... Officer Sam 'Mad Dog' Shaw
Cara Buono ... Teresa Salazar
Marg Helgenberger ... Margarette
Tomas Milian ... Manny Huerta
Luis Guzmán ... Chango
Angel Caban Angel Caban ... Boca
Matthew Cowles ... Pop Fly
Joaquín Martínez ... Nacho Salazar
Kristin Baer Kristin Baer ... Melba
Christian Aubert Christian Aubert ... Jacques
Emmanuel Xuereb ... Gaston
Francie Swift ... Desk Clerk at Waldorf Astoria
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some language and comic sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Pepper says there are no real cowboys in Texas it's an apparent jab. Woody Harrelson is a native Texan. 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 »

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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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce
Performed by Gibson Miller Band
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great fun!
7 April 2000 | by young gunSee all my reviews

This movie is great for a fun night in if you want some light-hearted entertainment. The actors do they job well, they are believable as Sonny and Pepper. They make a good acting team and the storyline is entertaining, but not great and you don't have to solve any difficult plots, which i like to do. Despite this, it is worth watching,it has lots of fun moments, but really it is only for cowboy and western fans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cowboy Way See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,048,640, 5 June 1994

Gross USA:

$20,280,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,280,016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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