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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.

Director:

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,048,640, 5 June 1994

Gross USA:

$20,280,016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,280,016
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DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Quaid was considered for a role in the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Sonny: So, what did you do to make the money to buy this? You didn't give that old lady a fake check did you?
Pepper: No, of course not.
[under his breath]
Pepper: Bitch wouldn't take a check.
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Connections

Referenced in Arrested Development: The B. Team (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Do You Love
Written by Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel)
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
A division of ERG under license from CEMA Speical Markets
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Not a great movie, but...
18 July 2000 | by Costu-2See all my reviews

This is by no means the best movie I've ever seen, but I must confess (however guiltily) that I enjoyed it a great deal more than the reviewers I consulted led me to expect I might. -- Kiefer Sutherland and Woody Harrelson are appealing as the two male leads, old rodeo friends who had a major falling out years before but now find themselves teamed up to help an old friend find his daughter. Their adventures in urban New York City are, by turns, humorous and suspenseful. Dylan McDermott demonstrates some considerable acting range as a sleazy weasel. The inevitable chase scene through downtown Manhattan somehow seems fresh and exciting. -- No one will confuse this piece with High Art, but one could spend one's time in worse ways...


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