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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 City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

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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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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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DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As Pepper (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny (Kiefer Sutherland) walk past John Stark's (Dylan McDermott's) car, Pepper scratches it. See more »

Goofs

Pepper has been shot in the buttock. This would be extremely painful for a while; yet at the end of the film, he hops into the truck and even bounces on the seat after telling Sam that his wound is a "tender subject." See more »

Quotes

Officer Sam 'Mad Dog' Shaw: Where you guys from, Texas?
Pepper: Texas? Ain't no real cowboys from Texas, we're from New Mexico.
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Referenced in Community: Advanced Criminal Law (2009) See more »

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The Cowboy Way
Written and Performed by Travis Tritt
Produced by Gregg Brown
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc
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Keifer & Woody romp
24 September 2002 | by IshallwearpurpleSee 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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