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.


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

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Trivia

This film takes place in New York City where the Hudson River is. One of the actors is named Ernie Hudson). See more »

Goofs

When the cowboys are on the road, Pepper says that he is past Tulsa, Oklahoma. They are later seen going through a desert landscape. There are no deserts past Oklahoma See more »

Quotes

Boy on Train: Look, Mom!... Cowboys!
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000) See more »

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Sazon
Written by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr.
Performed by Celia Cruz
Courtesy of RMM Sony
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funny and a good ride
28 July 2000 | by mrscliffySee all my reviews

You can't take this movie seriously, but it is a riot. Don't expect a lot and you'll find yourself laughing like crazy. Weak plot with under developed characters but the Harrelson/ Sutherland comedy team could go a long way! The restaurant scene is a howl.


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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

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1.85 : 1
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