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

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(story) (as Rob Thompson), (story) (as Bill Wittliff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pepper Lewis
... Sonny Gilstrap
... John Stark
... Officer Sam 'Mad Dog' Shaw
... Teresa Salazar
... Margarette
... Manny Huerta
... Chango
Angel Caban ... Boca
... Pop Fly
... Nacho Salazar
Kristin Baer ... Melba
Christian Aubert ... Jacques
... Gaston
... Desk Clerk at Waldorf Astoria
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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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3 June 1994 (USA)  »

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Deux cow-boys à New York  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,277,185
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Charlie Sheen turned down the role of Pepper Lewis, making this the second of two movies with the word "way" in the title. The first was Carlito's Way (1993). See more »

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Obvious (white) stunt driver when Shaw is driving a taxi to try and catch up with Pepper and Sonny near the end of the film. 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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Ran Kan Kan
Written amd Performed by Tito Puente
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
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Keifer & Woody romp
24 September 2002 | by See 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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