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City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 7 June 1991 (USA)
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

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Ron Underwood
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mitch Robbins
Daniel Stern ... Phil Berquist
Bruno Kirby ... Ed Furillo
Patricia Wettig ... Barbara Robbins
Helen Slater ... Bonnie Rayburn
Jack Palance ... Curly
Noble Willingham ... Clay Stone
Tracey Walter ... Cookie
Josh Mostel ... Barry Shalowitz
David Paymer ... Ira Shalowitz
Bill Henderson ... Ben Jessup
Jeffrey Tambor ... Lou
Phill Lewis ... Steve Jessup
Kyle Secor ... Jeff
Dean Hallo Dean Hallo ... T.R.
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Storyline

Mitch is a middle aged big-city radio ads salesman. He and his friends Ed and Phil are having mid-life crisis. They decide the best birthday gift is to go on a two week holiday in the wild west driving cattle from New Mexico to Colorado. There they meet cowboy Curly who not only teaches them how to become real cowboys, but also one or two other things about life in the open air of the west. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Yesterday They Were Businessmen. Today They're Cowboys. Tomorrow They'll Be Walking Funny.

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Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Some trailers feature a scene where someone's spurs are caught on a rail, but this scene is not in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch is talking to his wife on the plane, an extra in the background can be seen performing the same action twice in two different shots. The extra moves from his seat in the right of the screen to the left (implying he is going somewhere), and then it quickly cuts to Mitch, then back to wife and the same extra is getting up from his seat and performing the same action all over again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[running through the streets in front of angry bulls, deliberately]
Mitch Robbins: Whose idea was this anyway?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits show a cartoon of a cowboy practicing with a lasso See more »

Alternate Versions

AMC version makes two changes in the scene where Mitch talks to his son's class; Sal's story is removed entirely, and the scene begins with the kids cheering, and Sal's "masturbation" hand gesture during Mitch's speech is replaced with an alternate take where Sal instead makes the "Whoopee!" gesture with his index finger. See more »

Connections

References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Tumbling Tumbleweeds
(1934)
(On-screen as "TUMBLING TUMBLE WEEDS")
Words and Music by Bob Nolan
Publisher MUSIC OF THE WEST
Administered by SGA
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great comedy
3 June 2014 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

Billy Crystal does a great job in this, and I'm really not a big fan either,, I'm more of a Jack Palance fan, by the way he was great as the trail boss.. I don't know what I would do if I had the money and two weeks off, cattle drive,, maybe not so much , but the movie provides an interesting premise for us guys in their late 30's early 40's . 3 men with jobs in the city , work their butt's off for a year and save up their vacation time to go on a cattle drive,, and in two weeks,, try to find themselves as men,, as each one of them has something different that he wants to accomplish. but the main thing is that they all have fun doing it,, along the way the meet "Curly" ,, Jack Palance as the trail boss,, I don't know why he wasn't in the whole movie,, but that's another subject all together,, my favorite character however without a doubt was little "Norman" the cow,, excellent funny movie,, love the river chase scene, this is one of those movies that I can watch once or twice every year and not get tired of it .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Slickers See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,032,121, 9 June 1991

Gross USA:

$124,033,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$179,033,791
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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