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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.


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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:

Deux cow-boys à New York See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,277,185
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second of two movies with Luis Guzmán with the word "Way" in the title. The first was Carlito's Way (1993). 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 at Waldorf Astoria: And would you care to order wine with your meal?
Pepper: Uh, yah why don't you bring us a bottle of something or other, uh not too sweet, American.
Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: American something or other, yes sir an excellent choice and would you like glasses or do you prefer to drink directly from the bottle?
Pepper: Well, um, glasses I reckon and oh hay toss a litle ice in mine if you would my good man.
Waiter at Waldorf Astoria: Ice, certainly sir. Nothing could surprise me now.
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Connections

Featured in Bon Jovi: Good Guys Don't Always Wear White (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sazon
Written by Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan Jr.
Performed by Celia Cruz
Courtesy of RMM Sony
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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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