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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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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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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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At one point Pepper (Woody Harrelson) tells Officer Sam "Mad Dog" Shaw (Ernie Hudson) that there are no real cowboys from Texas. However, later when asked about Bill Pickett, Woody didn't know who he was and replied ,"Oh, William!". Willie M. "Bill" Pickett is from Texas and was called the "Greatest Cowboy" of his day. See more »

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When Sonny and Pepper are riding horses to catch the subway train that's on its way to Brooklyn, they are heading north along a river. You can see the Statue of Liberty off in the distance, which makes the river the Hudson and means they are riding away from Brooklyn. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: [Pepper drags Sonny behind a Horse Carriage hiding from the Owners of the Waldorf Astoria] Pepper, those People are guessing that You skipped the Bill.
Pepper: Oh yeah, well they guessed right!
Sonny: Well, then pay them!
Pepper: Yeah right, with what?
Sonny: You lying Son of a Bitch, You told Me You still got some of that Prize Money left!
Pepper: Of course I do, have I ever lied to You before?
Sonny: Well, how much do You got?
Pepper: About 8 Bucks, I reckon.
Sonny: About 8 Bucks, I reckon?
Pepper: Better than a poke in the Eye.
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Ran Kan Kan
Written amd Performed by Tito Puente
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
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great film
28 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

A truly great pairing of actors and a pooling of their talents. This is one of the greatest movies of all time, and not only because it was actually filmed in New Mexico. Harrelson and Sutherland play true to life roles as New Mexico cowboys and their trip to the big apple to save a friend and his daughter. This is the most accurate movie I have ever seen with regards to the speech and mannerisms of the New Mexico cowboy. A completely enjoyable film to watch.


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