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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.

Director:

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

Travis Tritt who performed the song The Cowboy Way on the soundtrack appears in the rodeo scene toward the beginning of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the opening rodeo sequence, Pepper's horse is brown in the chute, but black on the close-ups out in the arena. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: It's your call, stubby.
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Connections

References The Pelican Brief (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cowboy Way
Written and Performed by Travis Tritt
Produced by Gregg Brown
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc
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very entertaining
24 March 2009 | by pepekwaSee all my reviews

sometimes the best movies are the most unpretentious, simple ones. This one follows a tried and trusted formula, its a buddy movie, woody harrelson and kiefer sutherland are chalk and cheese personalities but they unbeknown to each other complement each other and then they have the fish out of water experience as good ol boy cowboys in new york city. Woody is a scream in his role and kiefer plays the straight man and while you know exactly how its going to end, its a fun film from start to finish, probably suitable for all the family too. I liked how the guys were able to use their rodeo "skills" in the city and I laughed out loud at the final shot of the film, all-in-all a very easy way to spend an hour and three quarters.


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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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